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CAUTION: AVOID AMPUTATION

Do Not Sever Labor from Democracy Labor Day started in 1882 to celebrate and respect the contributions of American workers and provide them with a paid holiday. Today, “respect” and “celebrate” are less part of the equation. Today, the holiday…

Letters

Moral Right to Information About Abortion Patients have a right to be informed of all their medical options for care and treatment, not just the options consistent with the religious beliefs of their health care providers. Most of us assumed…

OP-ED

Silicosis: A Look at the Ugly/Immoral Corporate Response BY CHRIS M. STEVENS Profits not people. Always was, always is, always will be. Corporate culture. Clear cut and concise. An effective method includes discharging employees who pose a potential future expense,…

Open Letter to Central Illinois:

  Nov. 8, 2016, will be one of the most significant presidential elections of our lifetime. Presidential elections are always important, but this year one candidate has demonstrated over and over his inability to control his temper, his lack of…

ARTS BEAT

MUSIC Sept. 2: The 28th annual Illinois Blues & Heritage Festival – Mavis Staples, Here Comes the Mummies, Laith Al-Saadi and more on three stages. On the Riverfront. 839-1220. Sept. 2: Cousin Eddie Live at the Five Spot, 5:30 p.m.…

Labor Roundup

Clinton repeats anti-TPP stand, pledges to appoint trade prosecutor to pursue violators. Adding another specific to her economic platform, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Aug. 11 told a crowd in Warren, Mich., that she would appoint a “chief trade…

Run for Elected Office Illinois Central College is offering a class on three Monday evenings from Oct. 3 through Oct. 17 offering tips and information about becoming a candidate for public office. “Running for Elected Office: Tips for a Successful…

Elder Care Concerns

BY DAVE WEIMAN A “care plan” is essential regardless of whether the care setting is a skilled nursing home, assisted living facility or home care. The care plan is a document that should include the needed services, the health care…

Harvest Supper Will Feature Local Farms

  Mika’s Bistro in Eureka and Henry’s Farm in Congerville are collaborating to host a special farm-to-table harvest supper featuring chef-prepared food from local farms. The dinner will include a five-course meal with fresh, organic ingredients from Henry’s Farm and…