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James Mulvey

James Mulvey, 68, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Born in Joliet August 11, 1947, to Tracy and Ethel Coundley Mulvey, he was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts, uncles…

Evelyn Rose Griswold

ESSEX – Evelyn Rose Griswold, 75, of Essex passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Evelyn was born December 23, 1939 in Union Hill, daughter of Martin and Veronica Farley Kirchner. She was the record…

The Fear of Failing

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. He invented the lightbulb. He took fear and its simple and most basic principle and turned into one of the most important inventions of the last century. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.…

Ronald Lee Byland, Sr.

MINOOKA – Ronald Lee Byland, Sr., 83, of Minooka and formerly of Ludlow, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday evening, September 22, 2015 at Heritage Health in Dwight. He was raised and educated in Ludlow, and served in the United States Army.…

Wanda Jean McKinney

ESSEX – Wanda Jean McKinney, 84, of Essex passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, September 30, at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, with visitation two hours preceding…

Clair J. ‘Bugs’ Vitzthum

PONTIAC – Clair Joseph “Bugs” Vitzthum, 82, of Pontiac passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. He was born September 14, 1933 in Pontiac, son of Harry W. Vitzthum and Irene…

Kenneth Kurtenbach

PIPER CITY – Kenneth Alan Kurtenbach, 62, of rural Piper City died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:42 p.m. at his home in Piper City after a 5-month illness. Kenny was born April 18, 1953 in Fairbury, son of Robert…

Keep an Open Mind

Everything seems like a polarizing issue in current day. People really love to take stances and be opinionated, and it’s great to see. That’s what America was founded on – having the right to say whatever you want about a…

Arlyne S. Nettleingham

STREATOR – Arlyne S. Nettleingham, 92, of Streator and a former Ransom resident, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Streator. Her funeral service was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Mary McQuilkin officiated.…

Verle A. ‘Barney’ Honrud

WILMINGTON – Verle A. “Barney” Honrud, 63, of Wilmington passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Watseka Rehab and Health Care. He was born February 26, 1952 in Morris, son of Harley M. Honrud and Minnie Mary Nelson Anderson. Surviving…