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  • Wimbiscus: Scouting Joliet's Lenten fish fries

    The town of 5,600 that I grew up in had five Catholic churches.One was Irish, one Italian, one Polis ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Reeder: Lead, follow or get out of the way

    SPRINGFIELD – There is an old Marine saying that goes something like this: Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.
    March 15, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • How changes in Affordable Care Act could affect you

    Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are getting lots of media attention. But like most reporting on major issues, the coverage is about ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Wimbiscus: Remembering all of these passwords can be dizzying

    Life has become an endless identity crisis.On any given day, just about every task you perform first ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Styf: The election is coming, and we've got you covered

    Our goal is to inform you of local news and issues – sometimes the news that you really want to read and sometimes news that you might normally skip o ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Reeder: Education should not be determined by zip code

    SPRINGFIELD – The subject of school choice has come to the forefront in recent weeks with the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Education Secreta ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Wimbiscus: Obamacare was great and terrible to me

    “We must work together to save Americans from Obamacare.”– President Donald TrumpObamacare was one o ...
    March 4, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Lieberman: Responding to readers' questions about Medicare

    Over the past few months, these columns have raised plenty of questions about Medicare, present and future, and I’ve received many responses to those ...
    March 9, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Reeder: 'What are they thinking?'

    SPRINGFIELD – Last week, when I heard that members of state government’s largest union voted to authorize a strike, I just shook my head and wondered, ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Selk: Bullet hole through bathroom wall has robbed us of our life

    Ten years ago, I became a mom for the first time to a baby boy. Three years later, my husband, Nate, and I welcomed a second child, a girl this time. ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 2:17 pm
  • Stadalsky: Phone scams take advantage of fear

    I got a phone call a few weeks ago from a woman claiming that my computer had been hacked and I needed to give her information so she could stop the h ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Wimbiscus: Kansas at Taste conjures memories of 1970’s concerts

    When it comes to popular music, the 1970s usually is not considered a high-water mark. Back then, r ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Styf: Welcoming Cubs expert Bruce Miles to Shaw Media's team

    You might have noticed something new in the Cubs coverage in our sports pages since pitchers and catchers reported for spring training,
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • 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
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