Obituaries

Priscilla M. Cutler, 76, of Rochester, passed away  Sunday, Ma…

Robert A. Koester, 91, of Springfield, died Friday, March 26, …

Thomas W. Runyon, 72, of Riverton, died Friday, April 2, 2021 …

Opinion

• So the Major League Baseball season is underway, and it took all of two games for there to be a donnybrook, courtesy of punk Nick Castellanos of the Reds, a former member of Larry Patterson’s favorite team. Castellanos drilled a homer in Thursday’s opener and pranced around the bases (whil…

• It was not a good weekend for the Big 14, and this Illinois fan is disheartened considerably after the putrid performance the Illini had on Sunday vs. the criminally underseeded Loyola Ramblers. I was more worried about a matchup with the Ramblers than I would have been against almost anyb…

For all those wondering...yes, I am fine. Heck, compared to some other drama I've been dealing with lately, Illinois getting upset by Loyola Chicago is far down the list of issues. But...my goodness. When the season ends, and it ends way before you thought it would with a massive thud, the i…

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