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The Unstoppable Jewell Carlson

An explosion at the World War II Joliet arsenal, and getting shot in the stomach failed to stop Jewell Carlson, now 93, who will soon be celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary with his wife Marguerite (Peg).Carlson grew up in LaRose,…

Unofficial Election Results April 4 2017

http://il.livingston.accessliberty.com   DWIGHT VILLAGE PRESIDENT JARED ANDERSON (IND)         566 BILL WILKEY (IND)                    240   DWIGHT VILLAGE CLERK JILL HAACKE (IND)              …

No Magic for ISU…yet

My team rooting interest over this past year finally ran out. First it was the Cubs ending the incredible drought of 108 years and finally capturing the world series. There was definitely some magic in the air for that to take…

Ashleigh L. Thalman

HUDSON – Ashleigh L. Thalman, 24, of Hudson passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Pontiac. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 25, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac. Ashleigh was born September…

Linda E. Pratt

STREATOR – Linda E. Pratt, 67, of Streator passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Peoria. A  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Streator, Wednesday, February 15. She was born November 17, 1949…

A Serious topic. JUICE.

Another week in the books, when I do these I just know that it means the next week is right around the corner. My last couple columns have been related to that of finding motivation for the upcoming week and…

Julie Lynn Smith

DWIGHT – Julie Lynn Smith, 54, of Dwight passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center with her loving family by her side. As it was her wish, cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of…

Steve Debelak

BRAIDWOOD – Steve Debelak, 55, of Braidwood passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Steve Albert was born August 6, 1961 in Morris, son of Barbara Ann Nowman and Albert B. Debelak. He…