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  • Styf: Stop by and say hi at Joliet chamber expo

    Since I started here in October, I have asked readers to call, email or write to me about what they care about.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Lieberman: Don’t rely on pharmacies to catch drug interactions

    When you fill a prescription at your local pharmacy, you assume the medicine you receive is safe and won’t interact badly with other drugs you’re taki ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Adventures in babysitting the grand-twins

    A day I long anticipated and, at the same time, dreaded, finally arrived last Tuesday.Babysitting th ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Abrell: Learning is about much more than test scores

    It’s been said many times before, but I will say it again: school is not just about test scores.Chil ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • Miller: Report blames Rauner for woes

    You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois’ fiscal and economic wo ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Wimbiscus: Remembering the great and ugly parts of OpenLine

    Not so many years ago, we had a special feature in the paper.It was called “OpenLine.”It was rather ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Same old politics

    SPRINGFIELD – When I heard Friday that Gov. Bruce Rauner hired former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger for a $135,000-a-year job, I just groaned.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Goss: Quick falls help Lincoln-Way East's Diehl overcome in wrestling regional

    Sam Diehl was sick Friday.Temperature of 102 degrees. Chills. Sore throat.The Lincoln-Way East 285-p ...
    Feb. 5, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Styf: Finally moving to Joliet ... or Plainfield

    Right now, my life is in boxes.And bins. And storage units.And it’s dispersed throughout the Chicago ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD – “Just mail me a check,” I told a young man who I was doing business with.The 20-someth ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Grave concerns over Trump’s immigration order

    Our national security is paramount, and the safety of the American people is the president’s primary responsibility. We undoubtedly need a comprehensi ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Wimbiscus: One way or another, we’re all living on borrowed time

    The other night I watched an intriguing episode of “Dr. Who.” You know, the guy who travels through time and space each week to save the universe. It ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Styf: What is a story and what isn't?

    There are plenty of parts of my job that are done on autopilot.Calling readers to confirm the letter ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Major changes may be coming to Medicare

    What’s going to happen to Medicare?That’s not an insignificant question given the political shift in ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Reeder: Trump's inaugural speech struck dour tone

    SPRINGFIELD – As I drove across Springfield on Friday, I turned my radio to the nation’s inauguration.
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:15 pm
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