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Guest Commentary: Brookhill must stay

By RICK and SUE JEAN    
For Rantoul Press


We are lifetime residents of Rantoul and wanted to share our thoughts on the park board and Brookhill Golf Course.

We are sad to say there are fewer and fewer reasons to live in Rantoul.    


Statehouse Reeder: Madigan made Rauner look like a chump

I like Bruce Rauner’s rhetoric better than his most recent actions.

But this so-called stopgap budget he pushed is a loser.

When he ran for governor, he bemoaned career politicians who “kick the can down the road” rather than address the state’s pressing fiscal woes.


Be Encourgaed: Adjustments will be necessary in this life

It is times like these when you take in all sorts of influential information. Be careful not to pass judgment too soon.

It takes a more careful gathering of information. Some information is very delicate and must be handled in the utmost respectful way.


Pauline's Corner: Help our town grow

Rantoul has some folks who just don’t care about other people’s property. If they break something, they just turn away and say nothing.

That is just mean. Please try and be considerate. If you break something, tell the owner so it can be fixed quickly so it does not cause more damage later on.  


Letter: Police department appreciates the support

To the editor:

I am writing on behalf of the Rantoul Police Department.

As your police department, we are overwhelmed with the community’s thoughtfulness and support, especially in the last few weeks.


Letter: Apologies for the inconvenience

To the editor:

Last week a resident submitted a letter outlining his concerns with the services being provided by Rantoul’s residential hauler. Most comments I’ve heard from residents are positive, and for the most part the program has run effectively.  


Reeder: Blind party loyalty not the way to go

SPRINGFIELD – I’ve never understood blind party loyalty.

To me, it’s much more important to identify with ideas rather than whether someone has a “D” or an “R” after their name.

Typically, I split my ballot between both Republicans and Democrats.

That may surprise some people, because I typically write about economic issues.


Poremba: Not so fun traveling in bad weather

On July 13 I went out of town with a few friends, and we had a nice time.

On the way home we were subjected to some of Mother Nature’s wonderful treats.

At my age I thought I had seen it all. Guess again. Lightning was so intense I couldn’t believe it.

The rain and wind were yet another treat, and we were all on a bus.


Visel: Library a place that can take you away

“It isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you — and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.”


Guest commentary: Ex-mayor to writer: I beg your pardon

This open letter in response to the letter published in The Rantoul Press June 22, but which arrived at my home in Tifton, Ga. July 2. It is written on behalf of my friends and co-workers in Rantoul.

Dear Mr. Bottger,


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