We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g. China may already have the capability — which it may use in an economic crisis,) or it can occur naturally. It could re…

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Editor’s note: Superintendents and school board representatives have penned the following argument as to why local control should be the course of action when it comes to public education. The letter was signed by officials from 84 schools throughout the state, including the following: Super…

Joe Biden has been president for eight months and he has 1) Closed the Keystone Oil Pipeline, costing many people their jobs. He has done everything he can to reduce oil production in this country while, at the same time, agreeing to Russia opening up their oil pipeline to send oil to Europe…

When 9/11 hit, believe it or not, some good things happened. I read in the Smithsonian Magazine that the “Survivor” Gallery pear tree planted near the World Trade Center in the 1970s survived. As an inspiration, I wrote a poem about it and read it at a Cancer Survivor Breakfast on April 21, …

In response to FDA approval of the China flu shot by Comirnaty and Pfizer BioNTech manufacturing: You know not to ask for it because it is not available, and it will not be. You see it is not under emergency-use authorization, so you will be told it is the same as the rest but they do not te…

My name is Cheryl Gash and my cousin’s husband, Howard S. Wischnowsky Jr., passed away on Aug. 13, 2020. At the time, the COVID pandemic was in full force and he was cremated with no wake, no funeral, and no military honors. I am not even sure if his obituary was published.

There are those among us who, most unfortunately, think of the COVID-19 pandemic in political terms rather than in scientific and medical concepts. This type of grossly erroneous thinking is based on either abominable, willful ignorance or is the product of a pitifully weak mind that is easi…

The Bradley-Bourbonnais Magnificent Mile. These two communities should be very proud of the truly great job that CSL Behring has done in the beautification of their property. There is nothing shabby or second rate in the wonderful picket iron fence that surrounds their property, the same goe…

Record flooding, historic droughts, Lake Michigan’s disappearing shoreline. These are the increasingly visible effects of the climate crisis that threaten to further disrupt our economy and our daily lives, while disproportionately impacting underserved and marginalized populations in long-n…

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