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By Cheryl Wormley Benjamin Franklin supposedly said, “If you want a job done, give it to a busy person,”  We at The Independent have been looking for months for a […]

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Once a month is not enough

By Cheryl Wormley It’s the third Wednesday of September, so this week’s issue of The Independent was delivered by mail to everyone within the 60098 ZIP code – 14,000 homes […]

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Chapter 2: Let kindness reign

By Cheryl Wormley Last week’s Declarations could have been titled Chapter 1: Exploring misnamed Iceland. I wrote it Aug. 26 as my husband, Jim, and I were flying from Kelfavik, […]

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Exploring misnamed Iceland

By Cheryl Wormley There’s so much to see in Iceland Volcanoes, waterfalls, lava, sheep, horses, dairy cows, whales, glaciers, boiling mud pots, and so much more. I am at 36,000 […]

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Seasonal shift to fall begins

By Cheryl Wormley With temperatures in the 80s and even as high as the low 90s this past week, it seems as if summer will go on and on. But […]

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Community passion – what is ours?

By Cheryl Wormley Jim and I headed south last week. Our destination was the annual four-day conference of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors – this year in Lexington, […]

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‘No, this is Woodstock, Illinois!’

Woodstock’s commitment to youth and baseball rebuilt the baseball diamond at Emricson Park back in 1991. It’s a heartwarming true story, and I’m going to retell it this week because […]

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Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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