In the summer, boys dress for the warm weather, but girls dress hardly at all. Most high school guys are in baggy shorts, while many of the girls are wearing shorts so short that parts of their rear end remain exposed.

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It’s 6 a.m. in Princeton, Illinois. I have a six-hour drive to Rochester, Minnesota, where the Mayo Brothers will take a look-see at my 80-year-old ticker. Some reason for stress.

Cleona Lewis was born in a sod shanty in Concordia, Kansas, on August 30, 1885. Despite humble beginnings, the infant who began life crawling around on the dirt floor of the shanty would have a brilliant future. She was the first of four children born to Thomas and Louisa Lewis. The harsh li…

Democratic mapmakers in Springfield have crafted new legislative districts that are so laughably offensive to the Illinois Constitution that the state Supreme Court would either have to reject them outright, or confirm the court’s unsavory reputation for partisan political corruptness.

A special thanks to our sponsors, patrons, volunteers and vendors who made Balloons Over Vermilion just the right medicine for Vermilion County and the surrounding area this past weekend. After a year of isolation and frustration for many, Friday night saw thousands of patrons, outside, toge…

Just once I wish the nightly news could get through an evening without warning us that some images may disturb certain viewers. Those stories humble me and prod my conscience. But that’s not the point, is it?

Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union.

The CEO of Morgan Stanley wants all the boys and girls back in the financial giant's Times Square office by Labor Day. "If you can go to a restaurant in New York City," James Gorman told them, "you can come into the office. And we want you in the office."

Terre Haute, in nearby Vigo County, Indiana, became the stage for a misuse of the federal death penalty, a punishment long reserved as a last resort in America’s justice system.

You are about to meet Edward Dewars, a 29-year-old man who, having just lost his mother to cancer, suddenly found himself alone in his home. Edward’s house was his mothers, and, embarrassing as it may be, she had not cut the apron strings: Never had Edward lived without his mother. It is at …

Traveling to Philadelphia Tuesday, President Joe Biden laid out in apocalyptic terms the gravity of the "threat" to American democracy from Republican efforts to reform and rewrite state election laws.

Saturday night in Branson, Missouri, and Manhattan, New York, was a time of summer celebration. People were jamming in restaurants and out to hear music with few wearing masks.

The pandemic has affected all areas of our lives. The Postal Service has attempted to curtail some office hours for the public to access their inside postal mail boxes and stamp windows.

Flying from the back of a speed boat on a weekend set aside to celebrate our nation’s independence, the Confederate battle flag seems oddly out of place.

Watching two people cross the recently opened bridge over the Middle Fork River on the Kickapoo Rail Trail, I thought of Melvin Schriefer. He was a long distance runner in the early days when marathons were first being established.

Like a knife, COVID-19 has severed us from activities we once took for granted:

As our July Fourth celebrations were beginning, the U.S. quietly closed and abandoned Bagram Air Base, the largest American military base between the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea.

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is the world's best-paid female athlete. She made an estimated $60 million last year. The 23-year-old is on top of the tennis world, but is her refusal to honor the rules set by that world justified?

Comrade, does anyone know who we are? When some politician brings an issue up about the border wall, another politician will object, saying, “This is not who we are.”

The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew what they were getting into. As we celebrate the 4th of July 245 years later with flags and fireworks, it's easy to forget that these patriots risked death to give a new nation life.

This July 4th holiday, ask yourself this question: What does it mean to you to be an American? A tough question to answer. How can you know what rights, privileges, or freedoms you have inherited if you have never lived without them? One sure-fire way to find a new perspective is to leave th…

Sometimes, you just gotta get out. You need a weekend in a remote cabin or high-end spa. You gotta get out of those clothes at days’ end. You need a breath of fresh air, new scenery, something to distract you. Sometimes, you need to get out for your sanity. Other times, as in the new book “L…

How often do African Americans have to save the Democratic Party from its left wing? With Black voters having just thrust a moderate ex-cop to the head of the pack in New York City's mayoral race, it's the second time in just over a year they've done it.

Fireworks are on the minds of many, with the July 4th holiday fast approaching. The Illinois Insurance Association and its member companies encourage residents to remember that fireworks are dangerous explosives that need to be handled with extreme caution.

Vermilion County is 99th in health out of 103 counties. The public health department here surfaces weekly only to announce new deaths even as thousands sickened.

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President and former police captain Eric Adams took the lead in the New York mayoral race with 32% of the Democratic primary vote, 10 points more than progressive Maya Wiley, who had the endorsement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In December of 2020 Danville Lions Club announced its local winner of the International Lions Peace Poster contest as Gabriella Zambello of Schlarman Academy. At that time it was noted that Gabriella would be honored at a Lions Club meeting and awarded a $100 gift at a later date conducive t…

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy.”

Independence Day was a special day in two ways for Eugene Orr of Hoopeston. It was not only the birthday of the nation but also the day he arrived in the United States after being wounded in World War II.

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