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January 23rd

Today is January 23rd, one of my least favorite dates on the calendar. Seven years ago, January 23rd was a Wednesday, an icy, cold, terrible Wednesday. 570 more words



As we all know, the financial burden of supporting a family is heavy for two parents. Now let’s put all of that responsibility onto one. Child care cost in Illinois average around $9,000 a year, which is 48 percent of a single mom’s income!  206 more words

Child Care

Bloomington, Illinois

My research for Midwest Maize involved a lot of reading, but it also involved a lot of visiting places important to corn. My first “corn trip” started with a visit to Bloomington, Illinois. 201 more words


Bloomington man Dan Gaines still missing; police seek public's help

BLOOMINGTON — As of Thursday morning, the McLean County Sheriff’s Department had not received any new information about a missing Bloomington man who left home Monday afternoon, apparently on his bicycle. 33 more words