Fallout from Rhoads murders stains the courts 11/5/05 N-G col.

The 1986 murders of newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoads and nagging questions about who did it remain a cancer on their hometown of Paris, a small town in Edgar County.

Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club: Vol. XIX.

I'd be happy to recommend an excellent book [] if you make it worth my while.

Edgar's wife getting more and more strident in opposition

I hate to be too breathless about these things, but I can't resist passing along the latest I heard about Jim Edgar's back-and-forth

Edgar hems and haws about his future

9/10 News-Gazette column

Hard to believe Edgar will run, but he just might

As hard as it is to imagine, former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is looking more and more like he's really going to run for the Republican nomination for governor.

Rutherford vows high energy campaign for Secretary of State

He won't make it official until shortly after the Labor Day weekend, but state Sen. Dan Rutherford, the Pontiac Republican, is running for his party's nomination for secretary of state.

Great raid -- mediocre movie

On those rare occasions when I go to a movie, the experience reminds me why I rarely go to movies anymore.

Obama love-fest

It was a virtual love-in Thursday at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign when Democratic U.S. Sen. Barack Obama stopped by to answer questions at a town meeting. Even the anti-war protestors, who criticized Obama for not arranging the withdrawal of America