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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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State Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, says the minimum wage hike approved by the Illinois House will hurt local businesses throughout the state and make it more difficult for the state to overcome the current financial problems.

Being a fake news journalist, not inclined to believe much of what President Donald Trump says or tweets, I was brought to my senses a few days ago. So, here, dear reader, I admit that Trump is a victim of a “WITCH HUNT!”

The angel Goldenrod walked into my favorite bar and plopped down beside me. He ordered a Black Russian, which he dispatched quickly, and called the bartender to refill his glass. The bartender was ahead of him, having had a revelation.

WASHINGTON – His tractor is so noisy that, when driving it, the man who calls himself "just a farmer from Butler County" puts his cellphone under his cap, set on vibrate. Charles Grassley, 85, who has served in the Senate longer than all but 11 of the 1,983 other senators – and who still run…

The malevolent ghost of the Alien and Seditions Acts has reared its ugly head – and you thought the child of thin-skinned President John Adams had been relegated to history. But, along came William Barr.

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Debra J. Elson, 54, of Windsor, IL, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 in Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.