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  • Ron W.jpg Opinion: Turn off the TV and enjoy the peace and quiet

    The elevator ride to the observation deck of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears) in Chicago takes less than 90 seconds. When packed like sardines in a car full of strangers, that ride to the top seemed like an etemity. You didn’t dare speak to anyone, or make eye contact with anyone. Better to just stare at your shoes and gut it out.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Owens vigil speaker.jpg Family, friends remember Owens at vigil

    Sgt. Timothy W. Owens. Sept. 21, 1976 – April 2, 2014.

         Linda Ellis suggests in her poem, "The Dash," when a life comes to an end, the date of one's birth and passing are less important than the dash between those dates. The dash, she says, has a much more powerful designation — what the person did with their life.

    April 12, 2014 4 Photos

  • Neoga looks for ways to cope with money woes Building consolidation, tax increase among options NEOGA — Financially strapped Neoga School District is now turning to committees to look for ways to make more drastic cuts following recent staff reductions. Board President Tina Moore said school board members had been supportive of forming committe

    April 12, 2014

  • Premature to declare ObamaCare success or failure The White House announced last week that it had reached its initial goal of signing up more than 7 million Americans for the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act as of the "deadline" -- in Washington, of course, a deadline is not qu

    April 12, 2014

  • Farming accident claims life A Mulberry Grove man was killed instantly Saturday when a tractor he was driving flipped over on him while he working on his property. After attempting to use a chainsaw to cut down a tree to no success, Kenneth Zarecki, 65, hooked a chain to the tre

    April 12, 2014

  • Unit 40 teachersstill without contract Effingham Unit 40 teachers continue to work without a contract after almost a year of negotiations. "We are still negotiating with the school board," said President of the Effingham Classroom Teachers Association Rene Green. Green said the yearlong c

    April 12, 2014

  • Soldier~s Funeral_Saxt(1).jpg People honor Sgt. Timothy Owens as casket arrives in Missouri

    The body of an Army sergeant killed in last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, arrived Friday in a small southern Missouri town after a solemn procession from St. Louis.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Soldiers Funeral _Saxt(1).jpg UPDATE: Body of Sgt. Timothy Owens arrives in Missouri

    The body of an Army sergeant killed in last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, has arrived in a small southern Missouri town for a weekend funeral.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Soldiers Funeral _Saxt.jpg Owens' casket greeted by Patriot Guard at St. Louis airport

    The casket of Army Sgt. Timothy W. Owens, greeted by a contingent of Patriot Guard Riders, is carried off after arriving at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Friday in St. Louis, Mo.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • State Police investigating Cumberland County accident

    Illinois State Police are still investigating on Interstate 70 after an accident early Friday.

    April 11, 2014

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