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John H. Doughan

PONTIAC – John H. “Pepsi” Doughan, 84, of Pontiac passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:56 a.m. at OSF St. James Medical Center, Pontiac. Visitation will be Sunday, December 10, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in…

Marjorie E. Judy

STREATOR – Marjorie E. Judy, 86, of Streator passed away Saturday evening, December 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family after a year-long battle with skin cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 7,…

Joshua J. Ehrhardt

PONTIAC – Joshua J. Ehrhardt, 39, of Pontiac passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:49 p.m., at OSF  St. James Medical Center, Pontiac. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, December 6, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Duffy-Baier – Snedecor…

Big Game Losses

Another big game, and another crushing (kind of) defeat. At this point in my life, I’ve attended a few bigger games, games that have something on the line, and every time, pretty much every single time, the team that I…

Kent McFarlane

TEMPE, AZ – Kent McFarlane, a former Dwight resident, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 after a lingering illness. A memorial service will be held at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, Arizona Thursday, December 7, at 2 p.m.…

William L. Corrigan

PONTIAC – William L. Corrigan, 80, of Pontiac passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Accolade Healthcare in Pontiac. He was born February 16, 1937 in Streator, son of Frank and Marie McDonald Corrigan. Surviving are his former wife, Rosemarie…

Phyllis Butterbrodt

DWIGHT – Phyllis Marie Butterbrodt (Marcks, Langhoff), 91, passed away the morning of Thursday, November 30, 2017. Funeral services will be private for the family, and interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac. Phyllis was born October 19,…

Loleyne J. Knox

RANSOM – Loleyne J. “Chita” Knox, 65, of Ransom passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at OSF  St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa. Chita was born October 11, 1952 in Streator, daughter of Lowell and Audrey Schmitt Plymire. She married James…

Douglas L. Chalkey

STREATOR – Douglas L. “Doug” Chalkey, 65, of Streator passed away Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017 at his home. Doug was born February 26, 1952 at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul to William J. and Ruth Clements Chalkey. He…