Columns from Shaw Local
Unfortunately, some people are so practiced at talking about other people’s lives, they don’t even realize the extent to which their words damage the lives of others.
Ready for a walk down memory lane?
It is OK to be true to your own needs, despite the criticism you will endure.
By now, most, of us have settled back into a post-holiday routine.
Our early pioneers were busy folks building cabins, clearing prairie and timber for crops, raising families and livestock, providing all medical support and a church life all while understanding the value of education and stepping up to that responsibility as well.
This past week has been that annual liminal time when many reflect on the year about to end.
The reality is, far too many are only a paycheck away from losing everything. And at any moment, it could be you or me fighting for our existence.
Life IS worth living. All of us need to know this.
Marcey Ciaccio: Oftentimes, our biggest blessings are the ones we’ve grown accustomed to — family, friends, a roof over our heads, food security, steady income and healthcare access.
David Robak: The cost of doing business in Illinois is unsustainable, and overregulation is to blame.
I have four brothers and one sister, and not one of us is exactly similar to the other in terms of personality, temperament or interests.
Opinion: While the struggle can feel isolating, remember that you are far from alone.
Opinion: It is important to remember genocides of the past and to not allow what's happening in Ukraine to occur today.
Doug Pennington: Many of the manufacturers in McHenry County are small to mid-sized. These companies often don’t have the extra funds or time to pursue growth opportunities and projects that can help them expand their businesses.
The holidays still have a way of amplifying the hole in my heart, though gratefully, not as intensely as they did at first.