Kids enjoy GAC event

To the editor:I bought season tickets to the kids series the Gateway Art Council puts on. It was a wonderful time! My 12-, 5- and 2-year-olds really e...

May 3rd, 2016 |  


Animals need humane treatment

Animals need humane treatment

Over the years, animals have played a significantly large role in the everyday lives of humans. They have been used in the medical industry, cosmetic ...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


Saxophone selfie trumps Blue Man Group

Saxophone selfie trumps Blue Man Group

Last weekend, I surprised my 12-year-old, yet again, with an adventure.You see, I’ve found that if I give him any inkling or warning, he’l...

May 1st, 2016 |  



Emergency? Be prepared

Emergency? Be prepared

Are you prepared in case of an emergency? How many times have we heard that? How many times have we ignored warnings that may save our lives?Keep a th...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Body shaming modern torture

Body shaming modern torture

Dear Grandparenting: I would welcome some common-sense advice about my granddaughter. I will not name her, because the last thing she wants just right...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Vigilence is needed

Vigilence is needed

We have covered this topic before, but I think it is worth repeating over, and over, and over again.The Worldwide Threat Assessment by the U.S. Intell...

April 30th, 2016 |  


Importance of the gatekeeper

As high school and college graduations loom on the horizon, young folks everywhere are contemplating career choices. There is also the phenomena of ch...

April 29th, 2016 |  


School ag program a success

Agriculture in the City is a state-funded program which teaches agriculture education to students in city schools. This program is being piloted in on...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Austin’s ready to go outside

Austin’s ready to go outside

Cheery spring greetings from our house to yours. We thoroughly enjoy spring days in the quiet countryside outside Flat Rock, Illinois. Julia and Austi...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Chemtrails another conspiracy theory

Chemtrails another conspiracy theory

Without a doubt you have witnessed discussion of conspiracy theories at some point in your life. New ones are appearing at an impressive rate, though ...

April 27th, 2016 |