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Miller: State has allowed too many colleges to decline

By RICH MILLER
For Rantoul Press


Eastern Illinois University’s legislative liaison Katie Anselment had some strong words for legislators during an Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee hearing last week.


Dey: State senator's lawsuit alleges facts that are in serious dispute

Call it the cycle of political warfare Illinois-style — fussing turns into feuding turns into fighting.

Before you know it, a meeting with a group of Girl Scouts has degenerated into a federal lawsuit that includes disputed facts and ugly claims about “tyranny” forced upon the beleaguered people of Illinois.


Fogal: Mothers Day comes early

By HEIDE FOGAL

Rantoul Press columnist

RURAL DEWEY — Mother’s Day came a bit early to Society for Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency.
It was expected; we just didn’t know when. Lacy, our mini horse, had been taken to the University Animal Clinic for foal watch. SHARE wanted to be on the safe side.


Reeder: Blagojevich should not be pardoned

SPRINGFIELD – A movement is afoot to get President Donald Trump to pardon former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Former Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich is saying her husband is the victim of FBI targeting, something she apparently believes Trump can identify with.


Porter: Patience is wearing thin

By DAVID PORTER

Rantoul Press columnist

I don’t know why software companies don’t leave well enough alone. I get it that competition drives innovation, and someone is always trying to make things better. Sometimes, they just make things different.


Reeder: Mom was the best critic

SPRINGFIELD – My best editor was my mother.

She operated on the axiom: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

Time after time, she’d call me after reading a particularly disagreeable column and let me know what she thought.

She didn’t like name calling.

She’d say, “Criticize what people do, but don’t criticize them as human beings.”


Wang: Beyler uses world of art to get out of the shadows

Last month during the Champaign County Boneyard Arts Festival I visited Jess Beyler’s studio. I have known Beyler for many years, and she studied at Parkland Junior College 1974-75; Schiller European University. Strasbourg, France 1978-79; Maine College of Art; Portland, ME. BFA (cum laude) 1982; and University of Iowa, MA, 1989 MFA, 1990.


Pertler: Getting ready, being ready, baby ready

By JILL PERTLER

For Rantoul Press

She is going to have a baby. The little pink bundle we carried home from the hospital but a blink ago is soon going to be a mother herself. My baby girl is having a baby girl.


Miller: State has allowed too many colleges to decline

By RICH MILLER

For Rantoul Press

Eastern Illinois University’s legislative liaison Katie Anselment had some strong words for legislators during an Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee hearing last week.


Dey: State senator’s lawsuit alleges facts that are in serious dispute

Call it the cycle of political warfare Illinois-style — fussing turns into feuding turns into fighting.

Before you know it, a meeting with a group of Girl Scouts has degenerated into a federal lawsuit that includes disputed facts and ugly claims about “tyranny” forced upon the beleaguered people of Illinois.