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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…

Emilie Ann Dinger

JOLIET – Emilie Ann Dinger, 79, of Joliet and formerly of Gardner, has joined her heavenly family. She passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at…

Bernard ‘Barney’ Faletti, Sr.

WILMINGTON – Bernard Michael “Barney” Faletti, Sr., 76, of Wilmington passed away suddenly Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home. He was born February 19, 1940 in Braidwood, son of Joseph and Rose BertinoFaletti. He was a member of the…