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John Homan: Pulling back the curtain on Santa Claus
How old were you when you learned the Santa secret? Thoughts about Christmases past came racing back into my mind when I was taking some photos for the newspaper Saturday.
By John Homan
Dec 12, 2018 11:54 AM
Guest view: In memory of George H.W. Bush, and his Greatest Generation
George Herbert Walker Bush, who died last Friday at age 94, was a congressman, an ambassador, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the CIA, Vice President and President.
By Don Handy
Dec 5, 2018 11:55 AM
Five questions with ... Tyler Schemonia of Marion
Q. How do you think history will remember President George H.W. Bush? I think George H.W. Bush will be remembered as a good man and like most presidents he will be remembered for all the good that he did for our country.
By Kristin Moore
Dec 5, 2018 12:31 PM
Rich Miller: On the ropes now, the IPI could rebuild under Pritzker
"Is that the guy from the Policy Institute?" House Speaker Michael Madigan asked his press secretary after an Illinois News Network reporter recently tried to ask Madigan a question at the Statehouse. The Illinois Policy Institute transferred ownership of the network to the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity back in January. But they all share the same street address. "Same difference," Madigan's press secretary said in response.
By Rich Miller
Dec 5, 2018 12:04 PM
Five questions with ... Angel Boyd of Du Quoin
Q. How do you think history will remember President George H.W. Bush? I think he will be remembered for being an underrated president. I wasn't necessarily a fan of his administration, but he was very well liked and cared about his country.
By John Homan
Dec 5, 2018 12:03 PM
Once a source of pride, mall now just a bone being fought over
Marion Republican Managing Editor John Homan takes a look at the impact of the Illinois Star Centre Mall on the City of Marion.
Dec 5, 2018 1:18 PM
What Ross Babington left on the field
Ross Babington had an impact on several local communities.
By Holly Kee
Nov 30, 2018 3:16 PM
Five questions with ... Cheyenne Green of Marion
Q. What is your fondest Halloween memory? Cheyenne: When I was a kid, we lived out in the country and all the neighbors would get together to have a safe, fun night for all of the kids. They gave us hay rides, told scary stories, and at the end, we would all bob for apples.
By Kristin Moore
Oct 26, 2018 6:00 PM
John Homan: Can Trump make newspapers great again?
Ever since it was announced last weekend that President Donald Trump was going to make a campaign stop in Murphysboro this coming Saturday on behalf of congressman Mike Bost, my heart started racing. I wondered aloud, could Trump really make newspapers great again? He makes everything else great, or so he says. So, why not the fourth estate?
By John D. Homan
Oct 26, 2018 1:42 PM
Our haste to 'move on' from discussing sexual assault fixes nothing
The topic of sexual assault was on the front pages for weeks. But for the most part, we talked over it and around it; anything but the uncomfortable work of talking through it.
By John Pfeifer
Oct 26, 2018 11:11 AM
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