It’s what we do that counts

It’s what we do that counts

I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, Home on the Range. You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”...

October 12th, 2017 |  


What’s all the chatter about diet cheat-days?

What’s all the chatter about diet cheat-days?

Question: My co-workers mentioned something about cheat days and weight loss during lunch today, but I’m not sure what they meant. What were the...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Vitale weighs in on state Issues 1,2

Vitale weighs in on state Issues 1,2

Many have contacted my office about the two major issues on the November ballot. After much research, below is my summary as your state representative...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Savoring the seasons on River Road

The glorious panorama visible from my living room windows is three rows of corn away from being restored. Another round of the combine will allow me t...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Nonviolent Communication Class offered at UU

As we continue our vision of creating a culture of peace, the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund will offer a free six-week Nonviolent Communication Cla...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Life Chain held on Oct. 1

Life Chain held on Oct. 1

On Sunday, Oct. 1, Champaign County Right to Life held its annual Life Chain on Monument Square, this being a national witness to all of the local unb...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Election reform is about more than fraud

Election reform is about more than fraud

A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidenc...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Investing in state of the art schools

Investing in state of the art schools

If we want to prepare our students for 21st century jobs, we need to invest in 21st century classrooms. But too many of our schools have fallen into d...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


What about the other 10,077 minutes?

On a beautiful September morning sixteen years ago, my German 3 students and I together heard news of the attacks in New York. We stumbled through the...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Work comp leader: Investing in safety is good business

Work comp leader: Investing in safety is good business

Recent research published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics finds that managers of U.S. companies struggling to meet earnings expectations ma...

September 29th, 2017 |