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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Knights | Mark’s Remarks

I don’t want to offend any women reading this column. I’ve always thought there are plenty of things women can do just as well...

Pushing Hard | Mark’s Remarks

Here I go again. Yet another column written around that one day of the year that is unavoidable: my birthday.  At this writing, it...

Loyal Fans | Planet Ryan

How about those Redbirds, eh? What an exhilarating way to fire up the baseball season with a solid win over the Cubs in one...

The Last Three Letters of Christmas | Mark’s Remarks

This is my final column in a series I’ve been writing based on Hank Hanegraaff’s book called “The Heart of Christmas.” As I’ve said...

Input | Mark’s Remarks

By nature, I am a critical person. I like things neat and tidy, and I can always come up with a better or easier...

Excessive Talking | Mark’s Remarks

I recently had my 29th parent night, with eager and nervous parents visiting, wondering what this year of school would be like for their...

Not My Kids | Mark’s Remarks

I am constantly amazed at how parents behave. I am no different. We tend to think our kids are a cut above. I think...

Religion of peace? Not so much | Planet Ryan

In the wake of the tragic terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 10 employees of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, plus two police...

The big leagues | Planet Ryan

In my last column, I wrote about my love for smoked meats. Usually, I wouldn't go back-to-back on the same subject, but I'm so...

Soft Targets | Planet Ryan

Two weeks ago, 24-year-old Mohammad Abulazeez, armed with heavy weaponry, fired at least 50 shots into a military recruiting center and Naval Reserve center...

Veterans Corner | Rick Schilling

Illinois Joining Forces is a joint Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Military Affairs effort designed to better serve veterans, service members and...

Grab Your Dream | Planet Ryan

I was lucky enough this past week to witness two brilliant friends launch their very own product. And even better, this particular product was...
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