Letter: Right to work laws in Illinois

The advertisements are saying that the "Workers' Rights Amendment" will be good for all Illinoisans and that we should vote yes in November.... more

The problem of wrongful convictions

Every once in a while, you meet someone who changes the trajectory of your life. ... more

Wayne Askvig: Courage and grit

The movie “Saving Private Ryan’ starts with an extremely graphic showing of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. The horror of being huddled in a landing craft while enemy fire rained down is far beyond anything most of us could imagine. ... more

The banned books I read

As my parents walked down a street in China, a man sidled up next to my mother and asked if they had a Bible.... more

Riding 700 miles in a loop

It turned out to be a long, hot, frustrating 700-mile loop.... more

Rochelle’s overpass

The first train made its way to Lane (Rochelle) on Jan. 15, 1854. ... more

A new year means new energy at Kishwaukee College

Fall is a wonderful time on a college campus... more

The silencing of newsroom voices

A former colleague of mine was stabbed to death in his yard this month, apparently for writing something someone didn’t like.... more

Being a news junkie

I have always been a bit of a news junkie. While I won’t say I was glued to the TV for the nightly national news broadcast as a teen, I was always aware of what was going on in the world.... more

Accountability is lacking

Should it take more than eight years to fire state employees involved in the beating of a disabled patient in a Illinois state facility?... more

The Hilb & Turkington building holds the line

The great Chicago fire occurred in 1871. By that time, Rochelle had already suffered three major fires.... more

It’s worth our energy

Remember that we are on a journey to understand technology because it will help us to make better sense of the world we live in.... more

A hurtful and divisive symbol

I will admit, I find it odd that in 2022 some people still fly the Confederate flag.... more