Until President Obama had a last-minute change of mind, he was loudly beating the drums of war.
He said it was our moral duty to stand against the heinous act of using chemical weapons. Never mind the blind eye turned toward other terrible acts around the world, most recently Egypt's military ruthlessly killing 1,500 protesting citizens.
Until recently, I was a part-time resident at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.
I had suffered a terrible fall and had spent a short time at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. I received excellent care there, but the pain from my spine was unrelenting.
Once in a while, a single person has an amazing idea and runs with it. Such is the case with my friend, Phil Kaufmann, and the full-length musical show "Cotton Patch Gospel."
This show is an outgrowth of an original score by singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, and the purpose is to raise money for the Wesley Evening Food Pantry and also national and international hunger relief.
I write on behalf of the Champaign County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council to express my appreciation to everyone who helped with and/or attended our annual Labor Day parade and celebration.
Until recently, my only experience with the University of Illinois Small Animal Hospital was taking baby bunnies to them, which they accepted generously.
A letter in a recent edition paper contains several incorrect assumptions and prejudices concerning low-wage workers and their effort to improve their lives.
First, seeking fair compensation for your labor is not "wanting a handout," as the letter says, especially when you know your employer makes billions in profits.
Reading U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's commencement speech on Aug. 11 reminded me of trying to dissuade my grandmother from participating in a chain letter.
She was so taken with the salesman's stories about people getting rich forwarding their money, it was all we could do to get her to stop and rethink.
Enjoying a pleasant evening at Sholem Pool on a recent Sunday night, my wife and I unexpectedly witnessed a moving act of heroism.
The lifeguard nearest us blew his whistle and jumped down from his chair. I expected to see one of the many drills in which the Sholem staff engages, but instead saw a stricken father holding his infant daughter approaching the guard.