Bottom line: May 8 stakes are high for Graham

Bottom line: May 8 stakes are high for Graham

I take my role as treasurer of the Graham Schools very seriously. It requires open and transparent communications about the fiscal health of our schoo...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Is life really all about age?

For the past month I have been trying out my new age: the very round number of 70. I am glad to report that thus far I see little difference between b...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Nothing about wind energy policy is conservative

We are writing in response to Mr. Mike Pullins’ letter to the editor printed in the Urbana Daily Citizen on March 10, 2018.Mr. Pullins presumes ...

March 23rd, 2018 |  



Election letters due by April 30

Letters from readers about the May 8 election are due by April 30 at 5 p.m. Letters should be emailed to bburns@aimmediamidwest.com and be 100 words o...

March 20th, 2018 updated: March 22nd, 2018. |  


NRA controls Congress

I have been watching the 17-minute walkout by thousands of students.Our Congressional representatives all over the U.S. are being controlled by the NR...

March 19th, 2018 |  


I know! I know! But …

The other day I saw a library card: not the modern credit-card type, but the index card slid into a pocket on the inside cover of a book, with an acco...

March 18th, 2018 |  


Why is corned beef pink?

Why is corned beef pink?

Question: Since corned beef is pink, how do you know if it’s fully cooked? And why is it pink anyway? Answer: Corned beef is a brined, tougher c...

March 18th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

In February, the president signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It included Medicare Part D prescription coverage. A few days later, the...

March 18th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

A reader, who is a family caregiver, wants to know how to redirect the attention away from her and back to the mother, the care recipient. She asks, &...

March 16th, 2018 |  


Sanctuary cities corrupt elections

Sanctuary cities corrupt elections

California recently passed legislation stating that they are a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. This means they allow illegal aliens into Calif...

March 16th, 2018 |