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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Your permanent record

Somewhere in the bowels of the earth — hidden from your view, but not your employer’s — lies your “permanent record.” It’s a little like a cold sore…it only shows up when you need to make a good impression. In season 8, episode 19 of The Simpsons (“Grade School Confidential”), Bart sees his permanent record in front More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Voter choice and candidate suppression needs to become a criminal offense

(Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois is unfortunately known for political corruption and the suppression of voter and candidate choice. It’s been a common and deceptive practice that has been going on for More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, June 30th, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Are people ruder today than ever before?

Yesterday I saw a national survey that reports people are ruder today than ever before. So today – along with my sound recorder, my friend Jim, and his dog Kitty — we conducted our own poll. We asked several More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: What exactly is arthritis?

It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches and pains. What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis, which comes in more than 100 different forms, is inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Mac’s Korner: Week of June 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the delay in content posting from Mac’s Korner. We have enough content to last us for the next three months and will be queued up for publication every Wednesday. ************* Three More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Bank of Springfield Center and SMEAA — a massive drain on taxpayers

(Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Policy Institute published a story Tuesday regarding the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA) and the damning debt that Springfield taxpayers More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Moving to a new location

So, you want to move to a new location? Why do you want to move? Would you like a bigger apartment? Would you like a bigger yard? Would you like a bigger dog? Do you want new neighbors? Do want want a swimming pool? More...

By Rix Quinn On Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Morning Story: Ben Franklin

This column was originally scheduled for publication on June 16, 2018 and missed publication. A young 16-year-old Ben Franklin is apprenticed to his older brother James, a printer who also publishes the New England More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Commentary: Supreme Court decision a slap to the face of small businesses

(Heartland Newsfeed) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision made today marks yet another slap to the face of the free market and another example of the government intervening on behalf of Big Business. The recent More...

By Rix Quinn On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Chewing gum

This column was originally scheduled for publication on June 9, 2018 and missed publication. Did you ever say to yourself, “Self, I wonder who invented chewing gum?” Well, I’d like to tell you a little story More...