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During my time as a sports editor and football beat writer at Illinois State University’s campus newspaper, The Vidette, I had my share of unique and entertaining stories to cover.
“Libraries are always bigger on the inside because every book has an entire world inside of it.”
During my winter break off from college, my father was curating an art exhibition to celebrate the University of Illinois’ development and milestones in honor of its 150th anniversary. He asked my opinion on one of the pieces to be presented in the exhibition.
By LYNN PODOLL
For Rantoul Press
Once in a while a film comes along that simply cries out for a large audience. I believe “Hidden Figures,” which opened locally on Jan. 6, is one of those movies.
The holidays are such a great time to reconnect with family and friends.
Getting back together with the Evans crew is always a treat — even though a couple of the 14-member family usually miss the New Year’s weekend celebration. We all actually get along pretty well, and there’s a lot of laughter, stories, jokes, lies, updates and tears when we do gather for the annual holiday event.
To the editor:
I pass by Brookhill each time I go to The Forum. For most of the year, Brookhill stands vacant.
Even on fall and spring Saturday mornings, the time when most courses are booked for tee time, few, if any, golfers are seen on the grounds. Thousands of residents use The Forum year round, and most of them several times a week.
As you welcome in the new year, resolve to include frequent visits to our Rantoul Public Library. From books, movies and music to exciting and out-of-the-ordinary, fun events, the library really is the heart of our community.
I am asking for prayers for John Wolf. He lost his wife, Martha. She was a lovely person and taught art at Rantoul Township High School.
My husband has a knack for being a good listener, remembering names and taking an avid interest in others.
His conversationalist spirit is contagiously fun and sets the mood so that when we are at a business, we are never typical customers but rather the type who really get to know and consider the worth of people we encounter.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner is loaded for bear.
We are two years out from the 2018 elections, and he deposited $50 million into his own campaign coffers. Why so much, so soon?
He’s sending a message.
Whatever Democrat considers taking him on will be attacked relentlessly.
In 2014, when Rauner was elected, he spent $65 million.