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Ask Grandpa: Definition of a Sabbath Day’s Journey

Grandpa, In the Book of Acts, Luke tells Theophilus that Jerusalem is a Sabbath Day’s journey from the Mount of Olives. That does not help me to know the distance. I have looked it up on (the internet) and can’t find any definitive answer to my question about what a...

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Reader’s Voice: Thank you for NALC Branch 219’s food drive

May 31, 2018 Dear editor; The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 219 in Aurora held its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, a national event to help end hunger Saturday May 12. Stamp Out Hunger is the largest one-day food drive in the country and this year we...

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Reader’s Voice: Crisis looming in workers’ compensation

May 21, 2018 Dear editor; There’s a crisis looming in our State’s workers’ compensation system. If allowed to fester, it will keep workers from receiving timely medical treatment for work-place injuries. It will delay workers’ recoveries and their return to their jobs. And it will end up costing more for...

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Reader’s Voice: Legislation urges early action in report

May 16, 2018 Dear editor; Recently, WBEZ radio reported that Illinois Veterans’ Home administrators downplayed the threat of the Quincy Legionnaires’ outbreak in 2015 by not properly informing staff members. Rather than the Illinois governor Bruce Rauner administration warning patients and workers about the confirmed Legionnaires’ cases, it sent an...

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Reader’s Voice: Small business legislation important

May 8, 2018 Dear editor; Small businesses have given so much to our community. They donate money to scouting events, Rotary Clubs, and community non-profits, not to mention taking the time to volunteer for worthy causes. Small businesses are the drivers of our economy, and some of the most important...

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Reader’s Voice: Rising up to protect the whole

April 30, 2018 Dear editor; I was pleased to find I am in the company of great thinkers, such as Nietzsche, who need to get away to contemplate or write because of a mind full of thoughts. A lot of times I think about our government and our participation as...

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Reader’s Commentary: Upon further review, commentary on controversial poem

By Charles Coddington –  So, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin and Library Board chairman John Savage think they are on the right side of history, do they? I read the controversial poem that was removed from the Aurora Public Library. In fact, I re-read it twice in order to make sure...

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