Author Archive for Community Word Staff

Monroe

Happy Birthday Woodruff High Woodruff High School was closed in 2010 by a slim 4-3 vote of the District 150 school board. All of those board members who foolishly destroyed the high school are gone, but not the Woodruff Alumni…

LaHood

Congress should listen to Sen. McCain’s wise words I had the opportunity to listen to Sen. John McCain’s speech given to all 100 senators on the U.S. Senate floor upon his return to Washington following the very bad news that…

Editorial

Legacy of the Heidelberg case There is no way to compensate for a wrongful conviction. It destroys lives and taints the entire judicial system – a key foundation of democracy. Totalitarian states don’t need or want a fair judiciary. Just…

Letter

Unjustly denied adequate medical care Thank you for the article “Healthcare in prison: ’Nonexistent’” (July, Community Word) about the lack of healthcare Cleve Heidelberg and I received in prison. We were both wrongly convicted and both of us were released…

Inland Art

A critical tenet of modernism extoled the full dimensions of ordinary life, the dignity of the commoner and the value of labor. Lionizing the worker, the invisible other of pre-modern history, was an ideological rebuke to the religious, social and…

Arts Beat

MUSIC Sept. 1-2: Blues & Heritage Festival, featuring John Mayall, Dr. John, the John Butler Trio and 18 other bands. For schedule, ticket or other information, contact: http://peoriabluesandheritagefestival.com. Sept. 1: Sammy Kershaw. 8 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234. Sept. 1: Old…