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Farm In The Dell Rocky Mountain Front Pheasant Fest Set For Saturday

This weekend Farm In The Dell Rocky Mountain Front (FIDRMF) will hold their 5th Annual Pheasant Fest to raise funds for their facility to be built in Fairfield. The event was canceled last year due to COVID. In 2019, the event raised close to $20,000, according to Steve Lettengarver, who added that the event is “getting more popular.”
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columns by john kass

Note to readers of from time to time I’ll post views from others. I’ll agree with some, and disagree. Agreement isn’t the point. Diversity of thought is the point. The free exchange of ideas is the point. We’re losing that in this country, with each of us in our own silos. Ray is a veteran Chicago City Hall reporter. We worked together back in the day. He had the desk next to mine in the City Hall press room. He ran “the Grapevine” political column at the old Southtown, later he moved to the Sun Times. Here is his Columbus Day column, published with permission from his website
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Mayor of Crestwood postpones resignation following board meeting filled with angry constituents

CRESTWOOD, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The indicted mayor of Crestwood had a change of mind and decided against resigning during a village board meeting Thursday night. Mayor Lou Presta had planned on resigning ahead of a guilty plea to bribery and tax evasion charges; and was going to be placed in a new position by the village board, Economic Development Director, at the same salary, according to the Daily Southtown. He said he has serious health issues.

Chicago Park District swimming instructor resigns after sex abuse allegations

CHICAGO — A Chicago Park District swimming instructor resigned Monday in the face of sex abuse allegations. On Wednesday, the park district confirmed that officials were made aware of abuse accusations against a natatorium instructor on Aug. 26. The case was referred to the city’s Office of the Inspector General,...

FBI: No Word on Suspects in Tucson Train Shooting That Left DEA Agent Dead

After a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent and one suspect were killed in a shootout on an Amtrak train in Tucson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which has taken over the investigation, had no update on the suspects or their motives Tuesday. According to Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus,...

Traffic lights could respond to volume, not time

During a lull at work, I stumbled across an article from the Sun Times on Facebook that says the city hired a consultant to present options for signal improvements. I read every single comment in the thread so far and the general consensus is "go back to how things were", I know change is the enemy for a lot of people but how soon people forget just how frustrated they were at the staggered light systems.
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Dad Speaks...

The Sun Times ventured next door to the town office to check with Mayor Bob Swartz and get his thoughts on the news that his daughter, Kari, had earned recognition from the University of Montana as 2021 Outstanding Alum. “I think, as a parent, it’s wonderful. Kari has worked hard...

Former President Trump Endorses Kari Lake in Arizona Gubernatorial Race

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed former television anchor and journalist Kari Lake in the Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary. Citing her stances on various issues and her ability to “take on the Fake News Media,” Trump awarded Lake his “Complete and Total Endorsement.”. “Kari Lake is running for Governor...

Class of ’22 power forward Braden Huff to Gonzaga

Braden Huff, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Glenbard West (IL) and the Illinois Wolves, committed to Gonzaga on Monday. He chose the Zags over Virginia Tech following a visit this past weekend. “[Assistant] Coach [Roger] Powell did a great job making me feel a part of it, even from a...

Owen Sound man's family still trapped in Afghanistan

An Owen Sound man’s parents remain trapped in Afghanistan as executions and repression continues, in what appears to be a Taliban reign of terror. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content. “My family, my mom and dad, everybody, so they’re kind of stuck in...

Arizonans for Voter ID Act Making Progress Getting on Ballot

A coalition of Arizona legislators and about 10 conservative groups launched an effort last month to get an initiative on the ballot that would combat voter fraud, the Arizonans for Voter ID Act. They began collecting signatures last week. Spearheaded by the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, the four-pronged plan would end the practice of voting without an ID — even for mail-in or dropped-off ballots. By requiring ID, it would be impossible to conduct ballot harvesting.