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The pilot who successfully landed the Southwest Airlines flight that suffered a catastrophic engine failure this week certainly demonstrated why women definitely belong in U.S. fighter jets.Just how … more
“There’s nothing like the joy of the arts, and promoting the arts early in children is going to give them such a start in life in a way.”—Julie Andrews We in Edgar County … more
Paris celebrated another milestone this past week with the official groundbreaking for the newest expansion of North American Lighting.The $25 million expansion will mean an additional 50 good paying … more
After it became clear Tuesday J.B. Pritzker was the Democratic nominee for this state’s governor and Gov. Bruce Rauner narrowly survived a primary challenge, social media was filled with … more
Edgar County has joined a growing list of government entities and other organizations opposing Senate Bill 1451.The proposed law making its way through the Illinois legislature gives utilities the … more
“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have … more
Edgar County Citizens Are Entitled to Due Process achieved a significant legal victory in their fight against Ameren’s plan to cross their properties with a high-voltage transmission line.Judge … more
That sigh of relief you heard Thursday was that of school superintendents throughout the state — including Edgar County — when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the new school funding bill.It … more
“There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you. It’s the laws of physics that … more
It doesn’t seem that long ago we were writing about spring high school and college graduates and congratulating them on their accomplishments and the hard work they had done to earn … more
Let’s face it. There were many in the Edgar County community who didn’t believe the determined committee who began their quest to make an all-abilities playground available for our … more
“The highest responsibility of every member of Congress is to do what they think is right for the nation.”—Sen. John McCainU.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the U.S. … more
“There’s something that feels so all-American about a county fair.”—Anonymous County fairs have been around a long time. In the beginning, they were a place for farmers … more
Finally, after great pain and a catastrophic failure in leadership, Illinois has a budget.The Illinois House voted Thursday afternoon to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a budget, the first … more
“Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and a terrible loss becomes a … more
Attendance appeared sparse at the June 2, 3 and 4 Brocton Spring Festival but the event came off without a hitch otherwise.Brocton kicks off a variety of community festivals in Edgar County, and it … more
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Prairie Press is joining with the Illinois Press Association and newspapers across Illinois in running this editorial demanding the Illinois General Assembly approve a … more
We were reminded this past week of the dangers of the abandoned houses in our community. A fire in an empty home on East Madison turned into a trip to the emergency room for six members of the … more
May is a great time of the year because it is a month of promise and optimism.Nowhere is that sense more prevalent than in the new rounds of high school graduations that started May 12 at Shiloh High … more
Who could have predicted it?In a winter when there was little winter weather and no snow days, who would have thought all Edgar County schools would dismiss early because of heavy rain and … more
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