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My wife hates bears; eventually, she went from the general to the specific. Human beings personalize things; it is our nature. New Jersey bears got on her bad side, although they were not in Minnesota.

I am giving a talk to long-term state prison inmates, soon to be released, about how to navigate government and politics. This, on the premise they will need licenses to drive and ply some trades, and maybe even want to get involved in politics.

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State Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake), Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville), Amy Grant (R-Wheaton), and Chris Miller (R-Oakland) are calling for the repeal of the recently approved Reproductive Health Act and for new definitions for the viability of unborn children.

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It is the Fourth of July weekend. Our nation’s 243rd birthday. It is a time for celebration with grilling, beer, friends and family. But we should not start the celebration before stopping even for a moment and reflecting on what it means for our country to celebrate its birthday and what it…

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It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I'm the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.

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The whole world was shocked and dismayed at the horrific murder of innocent worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Every Western country condemned the attack as a vicious senseless and evil massacre against innocent people at their places of worship. Every newspaper in the W…

Matthew 5:42, "Give to the one who asks you and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."

Tuan Pham’s family founded its grocery store in Illinois 23 years ago. The Hoang-Anh Oriental Food Store in East Moline proudly serves Quad Cities shoppers, especially the Asian-American immigrant community.

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WASHINGTON – A four-word phrase common on late-night television, exclaimed by announcers giddy about their offers: "Buy this kitchen knife that is so sharp it can slice and dice diamonds, and we'll throw in a nonstick frying pan that can double as a satellite dish. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! If…

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“All Gaul is divided into three parts.” Julius Caesar said that. “The World Wide Web is effectively dead.” I said that.

Midnight frequented a dumpster behind a fast-food joint. The fine establishment specialized in fish sandwiches. One night, in the midst of a Halibut, he was “rescued” by a well-meaning employee. But, as she discovered, alley cats are neither grateful, nor inclined to domestication.

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This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Donald "Don" E. Wallis, 67, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL. Don was born on January 5, 1952, in Bakersfield, CA, the son of Alonzo and Naomi (Haney) Wallis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding ATV's. Surviving are h…

Donald "Don" E. Wallis, 67, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL. Don was born on January 5, 1952, in Bakersfield, CA, the son of Alonzo and Naomi (Haney) Wallis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding ATV's. Surviving are h…