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Bears Defense Resurfaces in Win over Bengals

By: Peter Babb After last week’s poor performance, the Bears looked for victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bears got just that in their 20-17 win over the Bengals. One of the main factors for this victory was the return…

Carol S. Olsen

Carol S. Olsen, age 71, of South Wilmington, Illinois passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois. She was born August 3, 1950 in Joliet, Illinois to the late Gerald J. and Madalyn Louise (nee Ward)…

Donald Garth Cherco

Donald Garth Cherco, 87, a longtime Evanston business owner and resident, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021 after a brief battle with a breakthrough case of COVID-19. To family and friends, Don didn’t just live life, he shaped it…

Tamara Lynn Wyss

Tamara Lynn Wyss (Wilebski), age 54, of Gardner passed away on September 6, 2021 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Surviving are her loving husband, Bradley Wyss Sr.; her children: Hannah, Bradley Jr., and Madison; her mother Linda Wilebski; and…

Tyler Edward O’Neill

GARDNER – Tyler Edward O’Neill, 32, of Gardner and formerly of Dwight, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight and a Celebration of Life…

Bewildering Bears Dominated in Week 1

By: Peter Babb To quote Michael Scott from “The Office”, “I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” This is the perfect way to describe the feelings that Chicago Bears fans this offseason. There were many questions that…

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh, 77, of Verona passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at her home. Born July 25, 1944 in Pike County, Missouri, Barbara Elaine was the daughter of Jim and Doris (Stephens) Neikirk. She was raised in Missouri until she…

Michael Gene Morphey

Michael Gene Morphey, 55, passed away suddenly at his home in Littleton, Colorado on August 15, 2021. He was a 1984 graduate of Dwight Township  High School and went on to attend Illinois State University on a football scholarship, graduating…

Donna K. Magers

Donna K. Magers, 68, of Campus, Illinois passed away at 2:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Funeral services were at 12 p.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran…

John Henry Ulrich

John Henry Ulrich, 97, of Pontiac and formerly of Campus, Illinois passed away at 6:25 a.m. at Accolade Nursing Home in Pontiac on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Hager…