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- Looking for blessings Life for Eddie Siemer after his diagnosis happened in intervals of fast-paced changes and compromise for the recent high school graduate and his family.Even the day his doctor confirmed what the Seimers already suspected, but never wanted to hear, ha
- Horsin' Around A request from a friend to make a simple nameplate unexpectedly developed into a business, generating about 100 sales made in less than one year of operation for one Effingham resident.Last July, Zach Ritter bought a pile of horseshoes during his lun
Opinion: Confessions of a young lawn mower
We are now more than two months into another glorious lawn mowing season. One thing we don’t often consider, however, is that mowing lawns for profit can be a very dangerous business. I should know.
Vandalia woman dead in St. Elmo crash
A Vandalia woman is dead following a two vehicle crash in St. Elmo.
Altamont pastor starts program to help addicts
With substance abuse a continuing concern in Effingham and other area counties, an area pastor would like to help addicts and their families deal with the condition.
Shimkus faces opposition in November election
No matter how his district has been numbered, Republican U.S. Rep. John Shimkus has cruised to re-election in the last five general elections since beating Democratic Rep. David Phelps in a race that pitted two incumbents against each other in 2002.
Opinion: The many distractions while driving
Of course it was a hot, humid day when the air conditioner in Mary Ellen’s car decided to go on the fritz. That’s one of Murphy’s many laws, right? It wouldn’t matter if the air conditioner went out in December — assuming we were traveling in Illinois.
- Judge: No to term limits, redistricting measures CHICAGO (AP) — Measures that would allow Illinois voters to decide on lawmaker term limits and a new political redistricting process can’t appear on November’s ballot, a judge ruled Friday, in a decision that could be a setback for Republican guberna
Educators focus on truant students
Keeping students in school is still a priority the Regional Office of Education is dealing with on a major level, particularly as it applies to truancy.
City Police make prostitution arrest at local spa
A woman was arrested for prostitution after an investigation into a local massage parlor Thursday.
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