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Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:00 am
January is the month some central Illinois farmers are planting new ideas about what seeds to sow when, and how to care for the soil they depend on. On Jan. 23 they gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Spr
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:00 am
Read this week’s cover story and then tell us who to blame for Harvard Park Elementary being one of the state’s lowest performing schools. The children? The teachers? The parents? Educators, admin
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:00 am
 Washington is all upset about a government shutdown of a few days, but Illinois kept its shutdown going for two years, and not everything is back up and running yet. That could change soon, with
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

Big tree down

EARL LEROY THROOP, SR. July 22, 1944-June 20, 2018Big tree downEverybody called him “Throop,” like that was his first name. He was my tree guy for the past 30 years, as I nurtured properties in a
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:00 am
 In her “Tips for holiday cheer” on p. 7, cartoonist Jen Sorensen addresses the dilemma we all face this week and next. What happens when we’re ready to stop for the holidays and the world
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:00 am
 A journalist friend is exploring new models for the news, looking for ways to rebuild trust with audiences, while working toward better writing and reporting, while seeking new and better ways t
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:00 am
 A hundred years hence Illinoisans may look back to figure what was the theme of the bicentennial observance, what was the spirit. What was accomplished? The state came late to the planning, unen
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:00 am
It’s that most wonderful time of the year, but not for everybody. Expectations of joy and merriment only make things worse for those grieving loved ones who have died in the past year. On last Sunda
News
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am

Expungement summit gives hope to people with a past

 A conviction and prison time for marijuana possession more than 10 years ago prevents him from becoming a registered nurse, said one of the 204  who showed up for the “Expungement and Rec
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am
 Once a year or so we like to thank the community that makes a community newspaper possible. That includes the readers who soak in what we offer, in print and online, and the advertisers, who are

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