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For the birds

It seems birds have been taking a bit of flack lately. Well, this is in defense of our little feathered friends. If you have read my article…

My love affair with libraries

As a grade-schooler, I was captivated by the stereopticon at the Toulon (Illinois) Public Library, and its sepia-and-cream Matthew Brady pho…

From fantasy to reality

What to write about ... the circus in the Oval Office? Illinois legislators voting to make things even more difficult for residents and the …

This might sound kind of corny

I bought some sweet corn the other day. It was perfect — already husked and wrapped in a neat little package for me to take home and cook. I…

A conversation we should be having

My name is Jody Coss. I am a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience. After realizing I could no longer give the care I knew was n…

Putting the break back in summer

Ever since my kids became school-aged, our summers have become a non-stop whirlwind of activity. It was a rare treat in the summer if we wou…

Great-grandma dilemma

As I’m sitting here looking down at my fashionably loose-fitting long top, frayed jeans and past the frog tattoo on my foot to the flip-flop…

Obamacare or Trumpcare?

To the Editor,Unless you’ve been on another planet, you know a battle is being waged on what America…
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