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I was born and raised in Chicago and once even had a Christian club with some of the Cobra Stones (the youth adjunct of the notorious Blackstone Rangers of that time). We had a wrestling mat and the boys did skits of how the police would stop and question them, etc., and then we had a bible lesson.

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Many voters rightly wonder if Joe Biden has the stamina for the campaign ahead. Let’s remember, he’ll have help. There are several younger, energetic women he is considering as his running mate. Susan Rice or Kamala Harris, if selected, would ease voter anxiety, and either could give Mike Pe…

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As a building and zoning director, every year I’m concerned to see Illinois communities devastated by severe weather and flooding. It destroys our homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. In fact, flooding is now the costliest and most frequent natural disaster we face.

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Here's a thought. If all the protesters who seem to hate this country would stop listening to the politicians they support and TV News, and instead spend a day in church, and all the anti-protesters who seem to love this country would stop listening to the politicians they support and TV New…

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Protecting and improving upon the Affordable Care Act is absolutely essential, now more than ever. Our current leaders have consistently tried to do away with medical coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act and exclude those with preexisting conditions from receiving necessary coverage.

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A heartfelt thank you to Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler and all the gracious sponsors who worked together to provide Kankakee area residents with the fireworks for the Fourth of July. The display was outstanding, and even the weather cooperated. Thank you for thinking of the are…

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When our country was attacked at Pearl Harbor, this country united and defeated the enemy. Today within our country it is being attacked with much destruction to the basic fibers of this nation, such as great men who had the foresight to the future problems facing this country.

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Fourth of July fireworks are a long-standing tradition. Watching a professional display is the best way to keep loved ones safe, but some choose personal-use fireworks. The Illinois Insurance Association and its member companies urge residents to be aware of the risk, consider the consequenc…

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During this time of year, you might look out your window to see bees and butterflies buzzing around nearby flowers, moving from one plant to the next, pollinating along the way. Many of the fruits and vegetables we enjoy in the summer are a result of the important work these insects do.

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I have lived in Kankakee for 17 years and want to thank Public Works for their consistently outstanding work, helpfulness and genuine friendliness. I have had numerous instances when I needed something done, from tree pickup to gravel removal, and they always have done a great job.

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Ninety-five percent of all scientists agree: Climate change is real and caused by us. A 2014 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that carbon dioxide levels are the highest in recorded history, at 413 parts per million (ppm). We can measure the levels of the past 800…

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