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On the value of representation

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

The Illinois General Assembly will be welcoming in a new member representing the 37th District come 2020 since current State Rep. Margo McDermed announced she will not be seeking reelection.

She said she plans to spend...

On confronting the new racism

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Let’s just get right down to it. I discovered two hard truths this past week: Some of our neighbors are terrible at being neighborly, and there are far too many people in this town who are comfortable with racism.

When...

On the value of creating bonds

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

I found myself this week in quite a quandary deciding on which story to feature on the front cover.

I had two great options, each dealing with medical conditions, though each would ultimately lead to a different ending...