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  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he cou ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Abuse at day care cries out for intervention

    Dear Abby,I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Halloween cowgirl can leave pistol at home

    Dear Abby,Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. Sh ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Woman objects to getting ‘status digger’ label

    Dear Abby: I have been seeing “Tony” for a few weeks. He is kind, caring, and will make a great boyfriend, husband, and father someday. My problem wit ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Ice cream, truck rides in Rock FallsROCK FALLS – Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will present a fal ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Living together may end couple’s engagement

    Dear Abby,My fiancé, “Derrick,” and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we’ve been ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 6:16 pm
  • Two local bands to hit Rosbrook stage

    DIXON – Downtown Rhythm Kings and 30 West will turn things up at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Thoughts of woman’s ex-husband still linger

    Dear Abby,I have a serious problem consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over yo ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Music review: You+Me covers octaves, audiences

    The growing folk-based movement in pop music added another impressive album to its ranks Tuesday with “rose ave.,” by You+Me.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • The Honey Dewdrops, a husband and wife duo, set to hit local stage

    PRINCETON – The musical duo known as The Honey Dewdrops will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Coffeehouse at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • KSB Cardiology Department Provides Cutting Edge Technology

    Monther El Bzour, MD is one of three doctors who staff the Cardiology Department of KSB Hospital. Dr. El Bzour, an interventional cardiologist, sees a ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Woman up

    I’m addressing this column to women, primarily because many of us do not pay enough attention to developing strength in our upper body.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • A portable healthy salad option that won’t go limp

    Mason jars are clearly having a moment.Recently, trendy restaurants have been using the rustic-looki ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Cuban sandwich recipe: How to make the classic

    A Cuban sandwich is the stuff of which food memories are made. I still remember my first – enjoyed n ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Woman can’t figure out how to stop abusing her boyfriend

    Dear Abby:I think I have an abuse problem. I have been with my boyfriend for a year, and already I f ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Reader Poll

    This question is on the Nov. 4 ballot in Paw Paw: "Should the village of Paw Paw adopt an ordinance permitting and regulating the keeping of chickens within the village?" How would you vote?