All children need the love and support of a family to grow into healthy, productive adults. When children are abused or neglected and cannot stay safely in their homes, The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) turns to foster parents to become part of a team to help the…

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With deep sadness and equally deep appreciation, I write this “goodbye” to Judy Turner who just passed away. Judy Turner taught many thousands of young people for over 50 years at Schlarman High School, Oakwood High School and Danville Area Community College in Dual Enrollment classes.

History books are filled with people accomplishing what once was believed impossible.

We’re all bad at something. I struggled with math growing up. Even today, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, heart a-flutter in a fetal position after dreaming that I forgot to study for an algebra test.

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!”

British political journalist Mehdi Hasan raised an interesting point in a recent interview with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. In discussing Donald Trump’s second impeachment Trial, Hasan suggested that over time, the media, numb to Trump’s low standards, star…

Due to the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic, many Vermilion County businesses have lost a great deal of money or closed, employees lost their jobs and everyone has suffered some type of hardship.

When my dad had Alzheimer’s disease near the end of his life, I would update him on current events. Upon hearing about the Columbia space shuttle disaster, he, like most of us, reacted with silence as he processed what I had just described.

At a time when Illinois lawmakers should be supporting healthcare heroes who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic, we instead receive unwelcome new legislation that will drive up the costs of practicing medicine in Illinois and send more physicians packing to move to a more welcoming state.

I am writing in regard to the local blowback regarding the passage of HB3653. Several local elected officials have resorted to fear-mongering, referring to this bill as a “defund the police” initiative or one that “weakens law enforcement.”

Never forget. This is the phrase shouted to the world about the Holocaust for us to never let perversities of Adolf Hitler or his like ever occur again. A related question to you, the reader, is “what will you remember in two years?”

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