Pension amendment falls short among Illinois voters

An amendment to the state constitution that would have made it more difficult to increase pension benefits for public employees won the majority of votes but still failed to pass. The proposed amendment needed either a favorable vote from three-fifths ... Continue Reading →

Fossil hunters remembered at Darwin’s celebration

The “mother of paleontology,” Mary Anning, is rarely mentioned in history books. Neither is William Smith, the “father of geological mapping.” But both made discoveries that inspired Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution. Joyce Webb, ... Continue Reading →

Friday’s ‘Fiesta’ fundraiser to help combat violence against women

At the 12th annual “Taste of Chocolate” gala Friday night, chocolate aficionados will sample tasty treats donated by local restaurants and bakeries while they bid on art, gift baskets and wines at live and silent auctions. The annual social event, ... Continue Reading →
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