THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, Ireland — Most of my traveling companions were gushing over the limestone cliffs and the sapphire sea, but my mind was elsewhere.
Earlier this May, when Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (heir to the Barony of Kilkeel, for those keeping score at home) was born, I noticed a dad joke that his uncle, Prince William, cracked to the press: “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society t…
It’s a little known fact that if you gamble at a casino run by Native Americans, you can bet with $20 bills but won’t get any $20s back when you cash in your chips.
This spring, elementary school students across the state of Illinois took the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, which is an exam that is similar to the widely-panned Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, or PARCC.
Some years ago a woman appeared before the Waltham school board angry because she had been asked to show ID at the front office when she came to pick up her grandchildren. Why, after so many years of being waved in, was she suddenly treated as a stranger?
The Democrats, liberal America and the biased liberal news media (MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS) have been trying to get President Trump out of office for 2½ years now. They all thought the Mueller investigation (accurately categorized as a witch hunt) would finally achieve this Mueller found…
It is stated in the Constitution of the United States of America “We hold these Truths to be self-evident that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Tuesday signed legislation into law that abolishes Columbus Day and replaces the national holiday with Indigenous Peoples Day.
For most of those who visit Starved Rock State Park, there usually is a moment of reckoning when one comes to realize how problematic the crowds and traffic have become.
On March 29, a very important film will be released for public viewing. You might ask, “Why is it so important?’ It is the true story of Abby Johnson, a former employee of Planned Parenthood, and her escape from that organization. In today’s society, many people defend Planned Parenthood on …
As a college sophomore and newly-declared journalism major, I and my classmates spent our first three days learning not about journalism but about computers. Our first tutorial in fall of 1988 went something like this:
One in five people have a disability. One issue people with disabilities face is lack of affordable, accessible housing. They often spend a disproportionate share of their income securing safe, accessible housing.
Last week I turned 39 (hold your applause). The real news is that in May, my wife Chelsey and I are expecting our first child. If you ask me, the first six months of the pregnancy have flown along; although I’m not sure she would have quite the same answer.
With the passage of the law in New York, and the unimaginable applause at its passage, of the state’s right, or woman’s right to kill her child right up to the due date, and the more recent discussion on the floor of the Virginia Commonwealth of killing a child who has actually been delivere…
One of the less-noticed comments from last year’s governor’s race was a remark then-Gov. Bruce Rauner made in Ottawa, where he and other Republicans vowed to get rid of House Speaker Mike Madigan and impose term limits.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) recently penned an op-ed calling “for an across the board toning down of the rhetoric used in political debates and personal disagreements.”
Reading the NewsTrib (last Friday) there are two articles on candidates in our area taken off ballots for petition violations.
I was born in Spring Valley, and grew up in a fun, safe neighborhood in La Salle. I lived a good childhood and was able to stay self reliant by commuting, working, and living freely. At 14 years old I was left with no option when my father’s career transferred out of state. A new beginning w…
There was a lesson to be learned from the recent passing of former president George H.W. Bush, though I found nary a mention of it amid the eulogies for an overrated president.
Was it only yesterday that Christians celebrated the virgin birth of their Lord? This immaculate conception has been celebrated for more than 2,000 years and in that time, there have been many more unplanned pregnancies but apparently no other immaculate conceptions.
This February I took over as the NewsTribune lifestyle editor after years of slinging a camera as a staff photographer at the paper (I was a sports writer here at the NT before that, if you want to get into ancient history).
It was a cold Sunday, Dec. 9. My daughter Mary Alice and her 4 year-old-son Charlie were traveling from our home in Beloit, Wis., to St. Louis on I-39 south. They have an old car, and lately it has been a worry.
My wife Sandy and I were trying to figure out a clever way to start this letter to get people’s attention so they would read it. We came up with a few things but nothing seemed to fit so we decided just to go to the heart of the matter.
My husband and I attended the meetings on Monday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, held at City Hall in La Salle concerning expansion of the mining operations of Illinois Cement.
The map of a roundabout proposed at the Y-intersection of northern Peoria Street and Plank Road shows an unusual location for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
One of the more delightfully surprising developments of 2018 was the announcement that Utica will get to maintain its portion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.