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Down Main Street: Getting it right, getting it wrong

By TIM EVANS
Rantoul Press columnist


I’m always interested in stories about good customer service. Sometimes I know we, as a company, could do better, but I recently ran across a couple of local stories about customer service that were total opposites.


First, the good news story.


Expressions: Take notes to pass life's grueling test

By LINDA KELLEY
Rantoul Press columnist


In the middle of the night when most are sleeping, I find myself suddenly wide awake as if it were morning.


Pauline's Corner: Hoping snow relief continues

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


 I spoke to my niece and cousin from the East Coast, and they said they never saw so much snow from the recent storm.


I remember snow like that years ago when our family lived in Brooklyn. I hope the snowfalls of the ‘40s don’t ever return.


Statehouse Reeder: Pickpocket police

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist
 

SPRINGFIELD – “It’s not the job of a police department to make money; it’s our job to enforce the law.”


 I occasionally heard those words grumbled by cops when I was a young police reporter years ago, when the War on Drugs was just beginning.


The Library Corner: Smiles around every turn at Rantoul Public Library

By TERRIE VISEL
Rantoul Press columnist


It’s no secret at all that Rantoul Public Library is the place to be for fine reading material, music, movies and special events for every member of your family. Now, however, a special event is scheduled for stuffed animals.


The library will host a stuffed animals sleepver Friday, Feb. 12. Here’s how it will work:


Guest Commentary: Thoughts on gaming parlors in Fisher

By MILT KELLY
For Rantoul Press


In the January meeting, the Fisher Village Board was approached by an individual seeking to open a video gaming parlor on the site of the old Amoco station at the corner of Third Street and U.S. 136.  


Guest Commentary: Words not enough to thank all of our supporters

By KELLIE WAHL
For Rantoul Press


Gratitude. Thanks. Showing genuine caring presents itself in a variety of ways.


It can be a two-way street, a form of respect or an interaction that’s one-sided.


Treasurer's Note: Developing jobs and technology

By MICHAEL FRERICHS
For Rantoul Press


This is an exciting time at the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office.


We are preparing the final touches for the Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund.


Pauline's Corner: Open your eyes and find help

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


Now is the time to say thanks to the weather person. You gave us just enough snow to put in our memory banks so we are done for 2016. You can now send the warm sunshine.


I have mentioned on many occasions that families should keep their elderly parents at home, and that made some people angry at me.


No Child Unloved: Victims through no fault of their own

By ANGIE COX
Rantoul Press columnist


The sound of footsteps shouldn’t be a child’s greatest fear.