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Organizers of a Black Lives Matter protest in Anna, Illinois, figured 10 people might show up for their event on June 4. The organizers endured threats of violence for days leading up to the … more
“Keep It In the Ground” activist groups continue to aggressively pressure lawmakers at the state and national level to mandate a rapid transition to 100 percent renewable electricity generation … more
I visited the Bethel Cemetery in the spring of 2017 for the purpose of locating the tombstones of five generations of my ancestors. Our family was preparing for a family reunion and a tour of the … more
The recent passing of Illinois Republican Governor Jim Thompson (1977-1990) begs the question: Can the Illinois Republican Party ever again capture the governor’s office? The only answer I can … more
Wear a mask. Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two … more
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has been a source of legislative frustration for the governor all year. He didn’t quite seem to grasp how best to work its process-dominated membership … more
Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years ago Aug. 25, 1920 A preliminary announcement from the Bureau of Census shows a … more
As the current school year ends in districts across our state, school staff, from teachers and principals to bus drivers and school nurses, have shown to be true heroes for our students and families … more
It’s the last Thursday in June, National Handshake Day. So, gimme five, friend. But wait. As the old cartoon stallion, Quick Draw McGraw used to say: “Hold on there, Baba Looey!” Since … more
In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including stimulus checks sent to individuals and households, payroll … more
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