Opinions

Down Main Street: Let’s hope there’s money to realize Rantoul’s dreams

By TIM EVANS
Press general manager


Like hoping you were going to be a big-time lottery ticket winner, one dreams of things you might purchase, places you might donate some of your winnings, people you would share your new found wealth, places you might invest and even businesses you might consider.


Art = Life: UI president’s home historic landmark

By IAN WANG
Rantoul Press columnist


Since its foundation, the University of Illinois has always provided its president with a suitable house.


Historical records show that Johan Milton, the first president of UI,  lived in a Italian-style house at 709 S. Fourth St., Champaign. However, the house no long exists and a parking lot sits at the site.


Pauline's Corner: Get dental help at clinic

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


This message is for every person who has no dental insurance.


It is dangerous to have decaying teeth, so lets reach out to one another. I received this information last week:


Be Encouraged: Speaking from the heart

By LEATRICE PACE
Rantoul Press columnist


Out of the mouth the heart speaks, and what comes out sometimes is hard to grasp.


Letter: Thanks for help with spring trip

To the editor:


The members of the RTHS Music Boosters would like to thank area businesses who have donated to the band and flag team’s spring trip to New York City or sponsored our fundraising efforts.


Letter: Fond memories of Chanute Air Base

To the editor:


I was in first grade when we left Yakota Air Force Base, Japanm for Chanute AFB. We lived on 18 East Parkway near the Shopette in 1975.


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.


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