• Dear Hearts and Gentle People

    At Heliotrope University during the 1980’s there was a visiting Chinese professor in the English department named Jing Feng. Professor Feng had a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge,…

  • The Flower by the Doorstep

    My grandfather discovered a box of old hand-written manuscripts that had been left in a drawer in his store. They were fragments of stories that had been written by an unknown author…

  • Love at the Movies

    “How did you and Mom meet?” young Clay Greenfield asked his father Cletes Greenfield as the two were having lunch at Mom’s Family Restaurant in Weeder’s Clump. Both had ordered…

  • Strange Connections

    Sometimes I am amazed at how things connect in life. When that happens I realize that life is truly mysterious and, at times, surprising. I am reminded of the day my good friend Mooker…

  • A Post-Modern Cautionary Tale

    It was a damp, drizzly Sunday morning in mid-April in Weeder’s Clump, Illinois, and Bryce Nimbus was entering the First Malthusian Church to attend morning services. He had big plans…

STATE NEWS

Budget impasse hits senior programs, job training

By Kevin Beese For Chronicle Media The state’s ongoing budget gridlock is taking a toll on the largest statewide provider of social services. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois…

Rauner names new statewide 911 administrator

Chronicle Media Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed the first statewide 911 administrator. Rauner has named Cindy Barbera-Brelle to serve as the 911 Administrator. In this role, she will…

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