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The holiday season is a time of giving, but for Joe Hayward the giving season is year-round. Hayward, 83, of St. Anne, hand makes wooden toy pick-up trucks, tank trucks and car roadsters. ...READ MORE

The late October sun warmed us against a cool autumn air as we sat down to our lunch. An array of locally made cheeses, crisp fresh-picked apples and slices of cherry-infused hard sausage were spread upon one of many picnic tables situated in Cave Point County Park. ...READ MORE

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The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Kankakee High School auditorium at 1200 W. Jeffery St. in Kankakee. ...READ MORE

What the world needs now is exactly what “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” provides. Starring Tom Hanks as the beloved children’s television show host Fred Rogers and Matthew Rhys as Lloyd Vogel, a talented yet jaded journalist who must interview Rogers for Esquire Magazine, much to his … ...READ MORE

The film “Marriage Story” is an emotionally raw and intimate portrayal of a marriage breaking apart and the effects upon both the couple and the child is a cautionary tale giving insight and perspective from all angles. ...READ MORE

World War II as in WWII. Those four little letters elicit undeniable and heavily laden emotions filled with pride for “the greatest generation” to which my father, a WW II Army Air Corps veteran who saw Italy and Europe from the glass bubble of a B17 Bomber—a ball turret gunner—belonged. ...READ MORE