| Aug 26, 2012
Firsts come up a lot in conversations about Ann E. Smith.
She was the first African-American woman to win a statewide election in Illinois, for a spot on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Years before, she was the first African-American to be...
| Sep 12, 2012
Reader Denise Wells Palfy speaks for the lot of us, or at least a lot of us, when she laments the beleaguered state of our discourse—and not just the political kind.
"Aren't the English teachers appalled at the frequent ungrammatical speech?" she...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:48 PM
Thanksgiving is all about football, right?
OK, OK, it's about giving thanks. I know that. I do.
Giving thanks for all of those wonderful folks in your life that can be described with words that begin with the letter F. Like family. And friends....
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Immaculate Conception Grade School Varsity and Junior Varsity football teams recently completed successful seasons. The Varsity team is led by Mark Dronen and Matt …...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Coles County Coroner's Office said this afternoon no foul play is suspected in the death of a 23-year-old Eastern Illinois University student found unresponsive …...