op-ed

Vote by mail option postcards set to arrive in mailboxes for the second time soon 

KANKAKEE - Be prepared for another round of vote-by-mail postcards arriving to mailboxes across the area soon. The second round of postcards is part of a new voting option law put...

Child killed after being hit by Bus Friday afternoon 

PARK FOREST - A 7-year-old child is being mourned by staff and students of a local school Saturday morning...

Dog gets loose, discovers body of Frankfort man missing since November in woods off Route 30

FRANKFORT - A dog who got off their leash last Thursday and ran into some nearby woods led their...

Special Cache!  Illinois Dog makes Illinois history during Bourbonnais arrest 

BOURBONNAIS - A local man’s arrest Monday would not have been possible without the help of a very uniquely...

Middle School Student’s quick thinking helped avoid Child Abduction Thursday 

STEGER - A middle school students’ quick actions saved her from an attempted abduction attempt Thursday morning. According to Steger...

If all lives truly matter in America, passing HB 5855, the Protect Illinois Communities Act is a start to prove it 

For several decades, the scientific community has classified gun violence as a public health issue which is why addressing gun violence must be viewed...

Joyce: Three times a day, you need a Farmer

“Once in your life, you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need...

Joyce: Giving Thanks

November is traditionally a time we give thanks for our blessings. Even in these challenging times, we have so many reasons to be thankful. We...

Op-Ed: The Summer of Hope

This is a summer of hope, of reconnecting – of getting our lives back. Since I returned home from the spring legislative session in Springfield...

Op-Ed: The Work in Springfield continues this Summer

June is here, and summertime usually means our legislative session in Springfield is finished. But as I write you this month, our work continues. We...

Op-Ed: Covering up just makes good sense today: for Illinois farm fields, for our economy and for our environment

Covering up just makes good sense today: for Illinois farm fields, for our economy and for our environment As a longtime family farmer, I have...
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