Letter: Resignations cause for concern?

To the editor:

Who’s on first?

Sound familiar? Famous words of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

The recent resignations of the village of Rantoul leaders should be a concern to everyone.

Just what is transpiring with all of these forthcoming departures? Did we come in contact with an iceberg?

Reeder: Not much has changed under Rauner

SPRINGFIELD – Instead of “shaking up” Springfield as he promised four years ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the final step last Monday to acclimating to the Illinois political culture.

He went along to get along.

Porter: The answer is usually somewhere in the middle


Rantoul Press columnist

It was pretty quiet in the cigar shop in the late afternoon one day last week. Everybody had pretty well upset each other to the point that everyone just sat there brooding.

Miller: Madigan's top aide had to go


Rantoul Press columnist

If you ask anyone at the Statehouse about House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff, Tim Mapes, they’ll all say he “made the trains run on time.”

Wang: James' vision, effort helped shape U of I

The era of the fifth University of Illinois President Edmund James 1904-1920 could be summed up in one sentence that: “The ambition of President James for the university knew no bounds.” More extraordinarily, an international flavor characterized James’ era. World-famous scientists and scholars came to campus for several flourishing lecture series.

Kelley: It’s crazy to spend so much on a wedding

It’s been a long time since I married the first time — 24 years.

I don’t vividly recall the event often since it ended poorly, but it’s still part of my history that included good times and the birth of my daughter, who remains the joy of my life and a better person than I’ll ever be.

Thompson: New summer theme at Rantoul Public Library


Rantoul Press columnist

“Reading Takes You Everywhere” is the theme of the 2018 Summer Reading Program at Rantoul Public Library.

Porter: Distance is relative


Rantoul Press columnist

Reeder: Bringing back death penalty would be a mistake

SPRINGFIELD – When I heard Gov. Bruce Rauner propose bringing back the death penalty, I couldn’t help but wonder, “How many people is he willing to kill to get reelected?”

I’m sorry, but this isn’t policy making, it’s political showmanship.

Pace: Terrible days will come to pass

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And it shall come to pass, whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call. Joel 2:31-32

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