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As the impeachment hearings concluded, committee chairman Adam Schiff discussed the difference between the Watergate scandal, which forced President Richard Nixon from office in 1974, and the current case against President Trump.

The 29 member states of "the most successful alliance in history" plan to meet to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Yet all is not well within NATO.

What started as the Vermilion County Land Bank — a public organization designed to help revitalization efforts — has grown to become the Central Illinois Land Bank. With that growth comes the potential to create real change in area cities.

Representative democracy is based on a simple premise. It’s that ordinary citizens can make satisfactory judgments on complex public policy and political issues — or at least grasp them well enough to decide who should be dealing with them.

The focus here isn't President Donald Trump. He is a creature unto himself. Rather, this is about his spineless political party, which stands mute, or even supportive, as he breaks U.S. military discipline, morale and leadership.

As winter approaches, I find myself contemplating the impending death of my Great Pyrenees dog, Jesse — as magnificent an animal as I've known. Jesse's 14 now, elderly for a dog of his size, with ragged, thinning fur.

Americans from coast to coast will gather today to gorge on Thanksgiving fare of turkey and pumpkin pie, then lie on their couches almost comatose this afternoon to watch a few hours of football.

It's been almost 25 years since the U.S Bureau of Prisons approached business and government leaders in Vigo County (Indiana) about supporting a plan to place a new death row and execution facility on the grounds of the federal prison south of Terre Haute.

William B. Taylor has served his country for more than 50 years — first as an infantry officer in Vietnam, and later as a diplomat in perilous places like Afghanistan and Iraq. Today he runs the American embassy in Ukraine, and when he testified last week as part of the House impeachment inq…

This week kicks off the holiday season in earnest, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, travel plans being made, Hanukkah and Christmas only a month distant and the start of a new year just beyond that.

At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be workin…

Ask not why the Trump administration must dismantle America's environmental laws with such gusto. By now, that's a given. Instead, let's ask why some automakers, businesses that must plan years in advance, are siding with a president intent on sowing chaos in their own industry.

Some 100 members of an American Mormon community in northern Mexico, nine of whom — women, children, toddlers — were massacred a week ago on a lonely stretch of highway, just crossed over into Arizona.

With the arrival of a casino and the legalization of cannabis sales, more than a few local officials already have been thinking about how to spend the anticipated tax revenue from those entities.

For many years as a volunteer and parent of four students who graduated from Schlarman, I had heard of Edmund “Zeke” Bratkowski, Schlarman High School’s iconic graduate of the class of 1949. To me, as to many others, he was a legendary figure, “larger than life”, if you will, for his vast an…

Just as the Indiana Dunes finally has achieved national park status, Washington insiders are trying to cash in on all the parks by commercializing them to the max.

As long as we're using Latin legal jargon to explain Donald Trump's odd adventures in Ukraine, there's an even better phrase than quid pro quo. It's cui bono, which translates roughly as "who benefits?"

We don’t know how or when this horrific saga of gun violence gripping Southern Illinois will end. Unfortunately, we feel certain that more heart-rending chapters of loss will be written before we reach a resolution.

One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop sign put up on a dangerous corner or to change U.S. policy on greenhouse gas emissions, you have to reach out to others. And learning how to pe…

After celebrating Tuesday's takeover of Virginia's legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren.

Most Americans know Monday is Veterans Day, a day to honor those who serve in America’s armed forces or wore a uniform in service to our nation. Ceremonies will take place across Vermilion County and the country Monday to pay tribute to those who serve and have served.

If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.

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Obituaries

Dorothy Alice Skinner, 71, of Perrysville, Ind., died Tuesday evening, December 3, 2019, at Franciscan Health East, Lafayette, Ind. She was born June 25, 1948, east of Danville, Ill., the daughter of Daniel Lawrence Mitchell and Myrtle Alice Taylor Mitchell. Dorothy graduated from Westville …

Barbara Ann Kester, 89,of Veedersburg IN, died December 4, 2019 at the Waters of Covington. Funeral service 1:00 PM Saturday December 7, 2019 Dickerson Funeral Home, in Veedersburg. Visitation begins at 11:00 AM Saturday