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Food with a Purpose

Heart of Illinois Harvest began recycling long before green became a buzzword. The not-for-profit food rescue program was founded in 1992, and was the first chapter in Illinois, and the 52nd Harvest Chapter nationwide. The first food pickups began in…

Do We Survive or Celebrate?

Flipping through December issues of monthly magazines suggests contradictory approaches to the holidays. “Survive” headlines one magazine, “celebrate” another. Such different ways of considering the same event. In an effort to respect diversity and individualism, we struggle even with what…

History of the Word

Pat Kenny wasn’t looking to become a writer or a publisher of a newspaper. But that’s exactly what happened in September of 1977 with the debut of the West Bluff Word. The paper began with six pages and a circulation…