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Editorial: Our view: unacceptable


That one word perfectly sums up the pain, dysfunction and instability Capitol politicians have inflicted on Illinois by their failure to provide a permanent balanced state budget for two years.

Poremba: Beauty is in so many things

Beauty comes in so many forms and is everywhere.

I was looking out the front door of my home and saw the most beautiful bird. I can’t tell you what it was, but the color was breathtaking. It was a bit larger than a finch, and it was a green that seemed to change color as it moved on the ground.

Reeder: Despite misdeeds, portrait of Blago should be included

SPRINGFIELD — Pat Quinn’s portrait was unveiled at the Illinois statehouse recently, and I’m glad.

While I’m not a big fan of the former governor, he did some historic things, and his legacy deserves to be honored with a painting. After all, the people of Illinois entrusted him with our state’s highest office.  

Porter: Just call him ‘Mr. President’

Rantoul Press columnist

I can’t get my wife to call me Mr. President. She reminds me that I’m lucky enough to be called a resident here. But I finally am a president of something.

Visel: Movies and puzzles and books, oh my!

‘“Libraries are necessary gardens, unsurpassed at growing excitement.”

American poet, author, and U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate (2011-2013) J. Patrick Lewis penned that statement that aptly includes Rantoul Public Library.

Letters to the Editor: May 17

Slap hands, Mr. Anderson

To the editor:

High fives to Jack Anderson.

The uncovered “good-ole-boy” mistakes.

Back peddling. Now that is funny.

Cathy Belcher, Rantoul

Porter: In Chicago prison (sort of)

Rantoul Press columnist

It was a beautiful day to be trapped inside a prison yard.

Well, it wasn’t a prison yard, but it felt like one. It was a triangular courtyard surrounded by imposing brick walls with two wide entryways, both blocked by large, barred and locked gates.

Poremba: Hope all moms had a good Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was Sunday.

I wish all mothers good health, happiness and hugs to all of you. I hope you had a day of joy with family.

In last week’s Press I asked for a recliner for a man so he could sleep with some comfort.

He now has his chair. I thank the donor for the generosity and kindness.

Fogal: Four of SHARE’s horses totally blind

Rantoul Press columnist

DEWEY — Welcome to spring at the Society for Hooved Rescue and Emergency in rural Dewey.

The pastures are now fully green, and our many horses (50) love this time of year.  

Letters to the editor: May 10

Biederman was a true heroine

To the editor:

I really enjoyed reading the article about Fran Biederman and wish for her a much-deserved retirement from the library board.