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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Vacation (or Vacations)

The word vacation comes from two roots: “vacate,” which means to leave, and “shun,” which means avoid. Therefore vacation means, “to leave the comfort of your town, and find a rustic motel near coyotes.” Vacationers – who are also called “walking wallets” – prepare for the journey by selecting a place. Popular destinations include More...

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By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Aches, pains and the colon

When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that. My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Toothbrushes

Where would we be without toothbrushes? For one thing, we might not have as many clean teeth left. My teeth aren’t all mine, but they will be after three more payments. Several hundred years ago, a person cleaned More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Termites and ants

Have you ever thought about termites? They look like ants. To tell them apart, I put the bug on a piece of wood. If the creature walks away, it’s an ant. If it flies off and leaves a hole in the wood, it’s a More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: What’s really important in life?

What’s really important in life? Today I want to tell you about Dan, a man who loves to save time. He never drives if he can fly. He never bathes if he can shower. He finished college in three years, the same More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

COMMENTARY: One Illinois — another example of political biased garbage media

One Illinois is only days into its infancy stage — noting that they just launched a handful of days ago — and it has become highly apparent that their content is just another example of partisan trash More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

COMMENTARY: What’s with Manar’s disinformation release on McMillan’s education stance?

Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and his PAC known as Friends of Andy Manar released a press release Tuesday regarding opponent Seth McMillan (R-Taylorville) and his stance on educational reform. Manar’s More...

By Fred Cicetti On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

The Healthy Geezer double feature: hearing and bladder problems

Editor’s Note: We normally publish this column on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, but we’ve dealt with some scheduling conflicts due to news assignments which overlapped which resulted More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Mac’s Korner: Week of April 18, 2018

Mac’s Korner: Week of April 18, 2018 I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to go wrong. More...