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In a recent column, I averred that the George Floyd death and protests-in-reaction represented a classic case of the powerful “us versus them” syndrome that is baked into the human brain. Racism … more
While contemplating going to bed one night last week, the news that this coronavirus had taken a favorite songwriter, John Prine, landed like a punch to the gut. Instead of hitting the hay, I … more
Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years ago April 16, 1920 Fred H. Correll, of Petty Township, was elected chairman of … more
The organization’s political wing has contributed money to more than a few legislative Democrats’ campaign funds in recent months and they were able to introduce some bipartisan legislation last … more
This is a story about two very different state legislators, representing very different districts with the same strong belief in hope during a time of anguish. Some legislators are known for their … more
Would you have imagined that having our lives turned upside down would be so difficult? So much changed, so quickly, and now we’re told where we can go, what we can do, who we can see and how … more
It wasn’t just Illinois Republicans who became hot under the collar last week, when Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order was extended until the end of this month. A lot of us here in … more
Since I was a boy growing up in rural Illinois post-World War II, American agriculture has achieved momentous productivity increases, from about 45 bushels an acre of corn back then to an average of … more
A recent poll shows Illinoisans strongly approve of Gov. JB Pritzker’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in Illinois and an even higher number supports his stay at home order. The We Ask … more
Saturday, June 6, marks the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France, that launched the United States and its allies on their path to victory in World War II. Many historians … more
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