All baby boomers are not alike. I am part of the generation of people born from 1946 to 1964. Since I had absolutely no control of my meeting that qualification, there is no claim of pride. However, I am honored to be a part of that demographic. And I do take notice anytime I read the term o…

Joe: China has decided to do something about its 110 million minors (under 18) who play video games. Under their new regulations, online gaming companies can only allow children to play between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.

The last few weeks, I have chosen to not attack hot topics in spite of a recent goad by a fellow columnist. It is time to stir less and mend more. Therefore, let’s enjoy some humor and not hate.

Truck Driver Appreciation Week concludes this week. Since 1998, it’s the industry’s annual program to honor the 3.6 million men and women who transport over 70% of all freight moved throughout the country.

All kinds of stresses and pressures will come to us in this life. Worries will come about our parents, careers, children, health, finances, relationships, death, sickness and more.

What are your thoughts on what's happening here in Kankakee County or the nation? You can share your opinion with readers of the Daily Journal. Use this form to send a letter to us.

Ideologues at both political extremes, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the left and Fox News host Tucker Carlson on the right, have recently pointed to pet foreign countries as exemplars of what America should strive to be.

We live in Trump country. Seven of 10 voters in our respective central Illinois counties voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. We are not Trump fans, yet many of our friends are. 

Ever wonder, during their quietest time, what a Biden voter thinks about their ballot now? We don’t hear from them, so we have no way of knowing. I understand there are those that vote impulsively and never give it a second thought. But I know there are some responsible people, veterans even…

Sometimes I am amazed at the resistance to the vaccines, masks, and many of the restrictions our government has placed upon Americans these past 18 months. I have heard young people believe that their religion and their God will protect them. I have heard some profess that there are antibodi…

When people decide to pursue a dream, they usually get fired up and motivated. They lose weight, make a business plan, build the team, hire the lawyers, contact the agents, write the book, rent the office and tell everyone they know. They make sure to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s.

Democrats have made a living in recent times with political attack ads fallaciously accusing Republicans of secret plans to destroy Medicare and Social Security. In one famous TV ad, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan was depicted as shoving an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff.

Greek mythology tells the tale of Erysichthon, the powerful King of Thessaly. The story goes that Erysichthon, seeking wood, ordered the trees in a sacred grove to be cut. When his workers refused, fearing divine retribution, he did it himself; for this he was cursed. The curse placed upon E…

According to a new report from The Washington Post, America’s corporations have committed “at least” $49.5 billion to the cause of “racial justice” since the George Floyd murder last year riveted our national attention on race.

Daily Journal reporter Lee Provost reflects on what is was like to produce the newspaper on Sept. 11, 2001 and cover the attacks from a local angle. 

Ever wonder, during their quietest time, what a Biden voter thinks about their ballot now? We don’t hear from them, so we have no way of knowing. I understand there are those that vote impulsively and never give it a second thought. But I know there are some responsible people, veterans even…

Sometimes I am amazed at the resistance to the vaccines, masks, and many of the restrictions our government has placed upon Americans these past 18 months. I have heard young people believe that their religion and their God will protect them. I have heard some profess that there are antibodi…

It was 20 years ago today. At minimum, at least 18 times I have thought about exactly where I was and what I was doing on that Tuesday morning in September 2001. Twenty years later we can still look back and shake our heads in disbelief.

When people decide to pursue a dream, they usually get fired up and motivated. They lose weight, make a business plan, build the team, hire the lawyers, contact the agents, write the book, rent the office and tell everyone they know. They make sure to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s.

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