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TOTM Active Senior GOP

Sherry Steigmann presents at the Active Senior Republicans meeting Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Champaign Public Library.

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Monday’s appearances at the Champaign Public Library — Meet The Editors at night, Active Senior Republicans in the morning — served as a reminder both for News-Gazette Media and our audience.

1. Anyone from our newsroom is available to talk shop if your service club/classroom/church group/etc. would like us to swing by. Call me at 217-351-5231 or email to book someone.

2. Any news you wish to report — from bake sales to Little League scores to meetings at the library — we’ll do our very best to find room either in print or at our website. That’s been our promise since Day 1. Reach out to me for starters.


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3. Smith: Illinois ‘found a way’ for win at UConn