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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
The First Amendment to the US Constitution prevents government intrusion on journalists’ rights to tell their stories and your rights to read or watch or listen to them. But that means things … more
When is the right time for Lawrence Countians to get back to living, or to at least not not living? When should we be allowed to visit our friends, have a beer at the bar or enjoy a meal in a … more
Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years ago April 28, 1920 The 300 fans who braved the cold certainly had their … more
The coronavirus crisis has exposed critical fault lines in our nation’s bedrock, which must be addressed. I identify three below, but there are others, such as fiscal sufficiency for Social … more
You’ve studied hard! Took the right classes. You even worked the perfect internship last summer. Now it’s time to graduate and get your first full-time career job! And then there’s a COVID-19 … more
Although nobody can say so with certainty, it’s believed that English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the … more
I ran into University of Illinois President Tim Killeen recently at a reception. (This was before we all began staying at home, of course.) Tim chided me for not writing about all the great things … more
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