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Once I used to think that every American was thankful for the same things: family, feasting, opportunity, privilege, rights and safety. Then, I grew up, learning that everyone’s gratitude is a result of different stimuli, mainly environment.

Hopefully, by the time you read this, the states of California, Colorado, and Alaska have gotten around to inform us who won elections to represent them in the House of Representatives. Absurdly, six races have yet to be called two weeks after election day.

Ken: It’s taken a week to tally the votes, but now it is official: Republicans have flipped the U.S. House of representatives, albeit by a slender majority. Not everything that they hoped for, but it means the Queen of the House is gone, and likely gone as well are the probes and subpoenas f…

Recently the USA Today newspaper ran an article titled “An end to plea bargaining is critical for justice reform.” One author was a representative of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the other was a part of the Institute to End Mass Incarceration.

One of Scott Reeder’s most requested columns is this one on the meaning of Thanksgiving. It has become an annual tradition to share it with readers.

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One of Scott Reeder’s most requested columns is this one on the meaning of Thanksgiving. It has become an annual tradition to share it with readers.

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes tale, “Silver Blaze”, the detective investigates the case of a murder of a horse trainer. At first, investigators presume that the murderer of the trainer must have been a stranger to him. But Holmes cracks the case with the revelation that …

As we enter the season of giving I want to say how grateful I am for the community here. From Kankakee to Gardner to Peotone, collectively, we are a great part of the state of Illinois. Serving as a state representative, I have had the pleasure to see how our community has come together to s…

To some, the world revolves around sports, be it basketball, football, baseball or more so these days, soccer. While the competitive nature for many years was dominated by males, with Title IX and women’s equal rights, both sexes now share this passion.

Declaring one’s candidacy for the presidency two years before the election, as Donald Trump did Tuesday night in a lethargic speech long on fabulism and short on memorable phrases, is a sign of weakness. Candidates launch their bids for the presidency early when they know they have a lot of …

Who or what was responsible for the Republican nationwide collapse in the midterms? After all, pundits, politicos, and pollsters all predicted a “red tsunami.”

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