Government has failed
Government has failed Editor: After seeing such hopelessness and grief, my heart opened to the sadness I now witness. It is the sorrow and tears of America. Its people struggle for survival in a land of plenty as the stock market again broke records
February 16, 2014
Coal dust is dangerous
Coal dust is dangerous Editor: I grew up north of Catlin near Blue Lake and Deep Valley coal mines, along with six brothers. As the coal mines were bringing up coal, we breathed a lot of coal dust. We lived in a home with a coal-fired stoker furnace.
February 14, 2014
Humane Society moves ahead
As the residents in Danville might be aware, the four-year battle to reform the Danville Humane Society recently reached a critical point, when nine of the 11 board members resigned, and it was discovered that the director of the Humane Society had b
Disagrees with school board
Danville School District 118 has really overstepped the bounds of what our democratic process and system should be in its recent vote to develop a new uniform dress code. I am disturbed by recent comments from the school board. I know some board memb
February 9, 2014
Rauner's strategy Is a winner!
Joe Walsh and others are taking potshots at Bruce Rauner for missing a tightly manipulated media event in the north land.
February 6, 2014
Pass along acts of kindness
Saturday, Jan. 18, my husband and I were shopping at County Market on North Vermilion when I received a very pleasant surprise which brightened my entire day.
February 5, 2014
Be wise when dealing with Sunrise
Read the fine print on contracts for Sunrise Coal. Some contracts do not include any minerals other than coal which means Sunrise will profit if they find any other substance on YOUR land.
Call 911 from the side of the road, and GPS satellites can tell dispatchers exactly where to send help. Airline passengers have access to detailed maps that show exactly where they are during their journey. Hop onto WiFi, and somehow Google knows whether you're logging on from Lima or London, and will give you detailed suggestions about what to eat.