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Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can consult with a lawyer at no cost during the 37th annual Ask A Lawyer Day from 9 a.m. to noon on April 28. The event is sponsored by the … more
To our great community: Terry–the husband, father, brother, uncle, great uncle, sports and radio broadcaster, community advocate and friend of so many–is a one-in-a-million guy. The community … more
Greetings from the Ridge. Just a suggestion. When spring hits but your springs are wearing out, your bounce has become a dribble, and your whoopee has boiled down to a single whoop, then go out … more
Anne Jackson, secretary of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, forwarded the newspaper clipping that follows, originally published in the Litchfield Herald on Aug. 4, 1910.  "Thought … more
April of 1951 had weather similar to what we are experiencing now 67 years later. Chilly temperatures and spring snowfall make life difficult as Grandma tries to get her new brood of baby chicks … more
Shakespeare's Polonius said, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be," (Hamlet, Act I, Sc. 3, Line 75) as he was giving his voice-of-experience lessons to his young charge (and I think to all readers). I … more
Greetings from the Ridge. I'd only seen my grandmother genuinely angry on one occasion. She was a farmwife who epitomized the stoic woman of rural legend, used to the whims and quirks of weather, … more
As I read many Facebook posts on a daily basis, I am saddened by the way people talk about themselves. Some people straight-out post how they look at themselves, while others hide behind a meme of … more
Perhaps you met the sweet and spunky soul who captivated an entire community with her smile and her bravery in beating cancer not once, but twice. Faith was only six the first time she was … more
Greetings from the Ridge. Harold Stice seriously considered cancelling his family's vacation to Cancun. Even though they'd planned and saved for this trip for several years he contemplated … more
I am a liberal progressive living in the state of Illinois whose legislative body is controlled by the Democratic party. As a liberal progressive, I have an affinity for the Democrats who … more
 In 2010 according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 152,850 people were denied a firearm purchase during the background check process. Of these felony violations of prohibited possessors attempting to … more
There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important … more
I've always been an animal lover. From the black Cocker Spaniel of my toddler days (appropriately named "Blackie") to my current canine, our granddog, Angelo, a beagle/terrier mix, dogs have been an … more
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