By Donna Giertz
The impact on Parkland College of siting a new Central High School at Dodds Park would be quite different from the expedient arguments put forward by the proponents.
By Max Kummerow
Aldo Leopold began his career in the U.S. Forest Service in New Mexico, wiping out wolves and grizzly bears, thinking fewer predators would mean more deer for hunters.
Instead, deer multiplied, ate up their forage, permanently impoverishing quality of the range and then starved to death.
By Eric Suits
As morning breaks, I look over farmland that has been passed down through the generations.
If you were to sit in my chair, you would see the vast expanse of the flat Illinois prairie, my neighbor's house roughly 1 mile away and the beautiful sun filling my house with light.
Meeting me for the first time can be a unique experience.
Probably the best way to do it is through an introduction by a mutual friend. "I want you to meet Krista. You're going to be fine, but if she's a bit much, our safe word will be 'Pepsi.' She'll walk away."
By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps
We continue to receive good news about the economy. But one part of the story has not received the attention it deserves. That part is charitable giving.
By Carol Mizrahi
I was driving across town at the prescribed speed of 35 mph when a car suddenly shot in front of me from a side street, forcing me to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting him.
You'd think that someone in such a hurry would continue up the road at 40 to 50 mph, but not this driver. Once ahead of me he quickly reduced his speed to 23 mph.
By Donna Reed
Recently I heard a news story on "The Death of the Dining Room." Instead of separate dining rooms, people nowadays enjoy "the open concept" in their homes.
Editor's note: This appeared in print on April 3, 2011.
By Mona Stevens