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Christopher J. Skarstad

HERSCHER – Christopher J. “Chris” Skarstad, 46, of Richmond, Virginia and formerly of Herscher, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. Chris was born May 11, 1971 in Kankakee, son of Greg and Wendy Skarstad. He…

Richard K. Chandler

PIPER CITY – Richard Kenneth Chandler, 77, of Piper City died at 10:53 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home in Piper City. Richard was born in Pontiac October 21, 1940, son of Kenneth R. and Ethel E. Ommen Chandler.…

My Favorite Weekend of the Year

This weekend was my favorite weekend of the year, and the reason is simply because of a time change. This weekend was daylight saving time, and we moved the clocks an hour back. I saw a lot of rumblings online…

Thomas Dwight Wilson

NORMAL – Thomas Dwight Wilson, 80, of Normal died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the McLean County Nursing Home in Normal. He was born September 23, 1937 in Dwight, son of Arthur and Ann Sellers Wilson. He is survived by…

Richard M. Tallon

ESSEX – Richard Michael Tallon, 75, of Essex passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris. Richard was born August 25, 1942 in Chicago, son of James and Stella Pikowitz Tallon. At the…

Leslie O. Smith

DWIGHT – Leslie O. “Speed” Smith passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morris Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by six daughters:  Mary (Jim) Perkins of Dwight; Regina…

Jannett M. Tock

PONTIAC – Jannett M. Tock, 97, of Pontiac passed away at 3:50 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. She was born September 23, 1920 in Dwight, the daughter of Frank and Beatrice McConnell. She married John…

Douglas Rieke

DWIGHT – Douglas Rieke, 64, of Dwight passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Douglas was born February 21, 1953 in Streator, son of LeRoy and Evelyn Rueck Rieke. He…

Beverly Jean Neu

KINSMAN – Beverly Jean Neu, 87, of Kinsman passed away at 9:51 p.m., Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 23, 1930 in Streator, daughter of Emmett and Irene Vint McCambridge. She married Eugene E. Neu…

Judith K. Shinnebarger

DWIGHT – Judith K. “Judy” Shinnebarger, 77, of Dwight and formerly of Meredosia, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Heritage Woods in Dwight. Judy was born July 7, 1940 in Meredosia, a daughter of Harold and Illene Battefeld Martin.…