March Madness thoughts

With NCAA men and women’s basketball tournaments wrapping up, it’s a good time to offer a few thoughts. ... more

Letter: Gun law issue is personal to me

I am thankful that our legislature and governor passed the Protect Illinois Communities Act.... more

New farm bill on the horizon

Getting the green thumb to start getting some garden in. I guess my gardening is my way to keep honoring my ag heritage; I like to grow food.... more

How enrollments have changed

After a longer than usual enrollment adjustment period due to the pandemic, the IHSA recently rolled out new figures for the 2023-2025 school years. ... more

Letter: Thoughts on Polo School Board race

What does it mean to have an axe to grind? According to Cambridge University Press and Assessment, it means "to have a strong personal opinion about something that you want people to accept and that is the reason why you do something."... more

Letter: Oregon Park Board investigation statement

As many are aware by now the Oregon Park District has released their second statement about complaints and allegations regarding the workplace environment at the park district. ... more

Progress and the sacrifices we make for it

Imagine, if you can, this scene from about 50 years ago. You pull into a gas station, where you’re greeted at the pump by an attendant who fills your tank, washes your windshield — even checks your oil, coolant and tires if you wish. You pay him and drive away, all without leaving the comfort of your car.... more

Scales Mound defies the odds

In a story nobody saw coming, it was Scales Mound making it to the championship game of the IHSA boys 1A basketball tourney. This is after finishing third in 2022 with a team of a lifetime.... more


'Live PD' shows the best, and the worst

I love the TV show “Cops.” It is an adrenaline rush of a show, and one that highlights some of the best police officers and some of the dumbest criminals on the planet.... more