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Taking over: You have yourself a new editor

by Tim Carroll, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Hello, Mokena. My name is Tim Carroll, and I am your new editor.

It has been kind of a whirlwind for me on my path to this point, but in an effort to avoid boring you, I will try to keep it to just the highlights.

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Calling for redistricting reform

by F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Opinion, From the Editor

It’s time we return the power of Illinois government back to the people. Our current political system is broken. 

Unfortunately, the Illinois Supreme Court has now blocked a voter referendum that would have allowed you...

Getting back on your feet

by F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Right around this time last year, I was laid off from my very first job. I had only been working there for seven months, but due to the company’s budget cuts, my time served there was cut short. 

So, there I was – 23,...

Time to say goodbye
Suspense is a wonderful feeling
Not going back to school
Happy Birthday to The Messenger
The new girl in town
Helping, challenging a young journalist