By Dan Mullis
Standing in a cemetery, your good friend has just buried his mother, he turns to you and embraces you and says "thank you for being here." At that moment there is no better place for you to be.
Friends and family being there during uncertain, difficult, tragic and sad times to help us get through whatever is happening has always been part of our heritage.
By GENE BUDIG
For generations the community colleges of America were seen as second-class members of the higher education community, or where the ill-prepared and marginal high school graduates should go. The first to be established was Joliet Junior College in 1901.
Editor's note: In interviews with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora, two University of Illinois law professors, John D. Colombo and Laurie Reynolds, weigh in on the constitutionality of the pension reform efforts under consideration in the Illinois Legislature.
By PHIL CICIORA
By THOMAS O'ROURKE
As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Medicare is a classic example.
By DAVID LUCAS
The Homer Village Board is facing a question, whether to sell treated water and sewer services to a potential new business south of Homer.
The board members have been investigating this question for several months. I would like to share some facts on this matter.
1) How much water will be sold?