By James F. Burns
I miss a man I never met. Howard Keniston. He had two sons. He lost two sons. On the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 — a day that shall indeed "forever live in infamy."
By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps
It's early December and the holiday season is in full swing. This late-year string of celebrations now extends a full two months, starting on Halloween, ending on New Year's Day, with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa sandwiched in between.
By Josh Bullock
When award-winning novelist Ralph Ellison stated, "Education is all a matter of building bridges," I would like to believe that somewhere in the back of his mind he was contemplating the critical role adult education plays in building educational bridges for students in need within our communities.
Have you ever stopped to think what a great thing it is "to reboot?" When I have no idea how to fix a computer glitch, and before I call a techie in to help, I reboot, and often times that magically takes care of the problem. It is the same with my smart phone. The other day I couldn't get my text messages to work, and a little voice inside said, "Why don't you try rebooting?" It worked.
By Jeff Jarboe
nnovators, farmers, workers and motorists in Illinois and across the nation are waiting on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make a critical decision that directly affects them, a decision that also will have a huge impact on whether the U.S. can wean itself from foreign oil.
By Krista Vance
I'm a line jumper, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Since it's considered gauche to stand at the beginning of the line and demand that everyone uses hand sanitizer and wears facemasks before continuing down the table, I've come up with a solution.
I pretend to be kind and help a little kid get their food while simultaneously filling my plate.
By Jim Gallo
It is said that our lives on this earth are like a pebble dropped into the water. Everything we do touches others as the water ripples out. If this is true, then Tim Nugent's life is more like an earthquake causing a tidal wave — a tidal wave of positive influence on millions of lives.
By John Shimkus
In August 2008, minutes after then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the chamber's lights out during a debate over what to do in response to high gas prices, I helped lead my Republican colleagues in a revolt on the House floor that turned "all of the above" into a household name for the kind of energy policy America needed.
Rashidi Wheeler died while playing football for Northwestern University. During a "voluntary" practice that may have violated NCAA rules, he was running rigorous sprints with a fellow player on a Northwestern practice field. A videotape caught the moment he collapsed.