As the Trump presidency fades into the past, we are reminded of the sex scandal at its dawn. The Federal Election Commission has just dropped its probe into former President Donald Trump's alleged hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
"There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," is an insight the famed biographer James Boswell attributed to Samuel Johnson.
The Champaign County Genealogical Society will host Celestina Savonius-Wroth, the Head Librarian of the University of Illinois’ History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL), who will explore the Illinois Newspaper Project’s online digital collection. This valuable resource was created b…
Today’s article starts with this question, “Out of all the possible pairs of family relationships, from father/son, brother/sister, to grandmother/grandson, which relationship has the most power to shape the destiny of a child?” The answer is this: the mother/child relationship. Every cultur…
Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar plans to revive the economy, fix America's infrastructure and ease poverty have spawned comparisons between him and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
As a broken-down prof of American politics, I was asked this question recently: What do the terms conservative and liberal mean today in American political life?
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
When told to wear face masks two COVID-plagued winters ago, we thought: "Can't wait until this is over and we no longer have to wear a piece of cloth over our mouth and nose. It's ugly. It interferes with breathing. It muffles voices and makes some conversations hard to follow."
Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.
It may have seemed a little strange at times during the recent National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.
This is in response to several editorials, including Everytown for Gun Safety and the Commercial-News, after the Indy FedEx shooting. “Indiana’s Red Flag law is broken!! Fix it!”
Growing populations are giving two additional seats in Congress to Texas and one to Florida. New York and California are each losing a seat, not because their head counts are falling but because they're not rising as fast.
Due to the cancelation of the autumn 2020 Virtual Genealogy Fair because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Archives is offering a new Genealogy Series during May and June. They include:
The brick was brought to the surface when the ground was tilled. Clearly legible on it were the words, MEXICO Mo EMPIRE. It was a remnant of the railroad tower that once stood where the C&EI and Big Four railroads intersected at Bronson, Illinois. It traveled more than two hundred miles …
Don Richter’s April 17 column about the Brown Bros. Hardware Store in Bismarck – based on a 1938 newspaper ad that marked the 40 anniversary – fostered two miracles.
A U.S. House special election in Louisiana just delivered victory to another Democratic moderate. Troy Carter defeated Karen Carter Peterson, who ran well to his left. Both candidates are state senators.
These are incredibly challenging times for middle-class and working families all across our state. The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating aftermath are only adding to the pain.
Finland is the world's happiest country — fourth year in a row! So says the World Happiness Report, produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The United States ranks 14th, right behind Ireland and ahead of Canada.
On April 15,1865, a few days after the Confederate surrender, President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. by John Wilkes Booth. Smithsonian Magazine has posted a collection of articles about Lincoln’s assassination and the many legacies he left behind at https://…
Spring break has come and gone for the 2021 spring session of the Illinois General Assembly. As the march toward adjournment heats up, this is a great time for you to get involved.
If you've been looking for positive signs — and haven't we all? — that the coronavirus pandemic may soon be behind us, look no further than the campus of Danville Area Community College today.
Introduction: What is your pleasure? Perhaps its natural rewards, such as apple pie, playing golf, a great book, buying new clothes or cruising in a sports car. Or maybe its drug-based rewards, like an ice-cold beer, pot, cocaine, wine, or nicotine.
In the spring of 1938, Brown Bros. in Bismarck celebrated their 40th anniversary. The hardware store, and more, was founded by brothers Ernest and Bert Brown in 1898. A full page ad in The Potomac Leader newspaper announced the landmark birthday.
"Nomadland" is a remarkable movie about struggling Americans wandering the vast spaces of the interior west. Most of them are white, middle-aged and up, living in vans.
Kristine Hostetter is a fourth-grade teacher in San Clemente, California. Her husband has been a big promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, and she appears to be supporting his lunatic efforts.
The number of Vermilion County adults who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 was nearing the 20% mark as a new week began, a plateau that signifies a notable achievement for the community in its effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
This Week's Circulars
Elvera E. Duke, 99, of Danville, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Colonial Manor in Danville. She was born on November 21, 1921 the daughter of Roy and Beatrice Faulk in Danville. Elvera married Glenn M. Duke, of Oakwood, on March 3, 1950. He passed away on January 1, 1984. Also preced…
FAIRMOUNT - Eric K. Crawford, 54, of Fairmount, Illinois passed away at 11:50 pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at his home. Eric was born September 22, 1966 in Danville, Illinois to Kerry and Cathy Jost Crawford. Surviving are: his mother of Fairmount; one brother: Chris (Melanie) Crawford of Catli…
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