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Don't let 'porch pirates' ruin your holiday season

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Swansea woman is advocate for metastatic breast cancer

Flashing lights spotted in sky 0:22

Flashing lights spotted in sky

New barbecue restaurant's burnt ends will keep you coming back 1:00

New barbecue restaurant's burnt ends will keep you coming back

Video shows cop punching a woman in the face as she is ejected from Hard Rock Stadium 0:14

Video shows cop punching a woman in the face as she is ejected from Hard Rock Stadium

Armed robber confronts man with nerves of steel 0:53

Armed robber confronts man with nerves of steel

Staunton community dealing with tragedy after sisters are killed 2:40

Staunton community dealing with tragedy after sisters are killed

Candelight vigil for young women killed in I-55 pileup 2:08

Candelight vigil for young women killed in I-55 pileup

Millstadt mom helps local family in need through Facebook 1:08

Millstadt mom helps local family in need through Facebook

IDOT High Speed Rail open house 1:07

IDOT High Speed Rail open house

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This is why horoscopes start with Aries, not Capricorn

Q: Why does your paper start its horoscope listing with Aries, which covers those born from mid-March to mid-April? Shouldn’t you start with Capricorn, which includes New Year’s Day?

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UPS delivery drivers are supposed to ring your doorbell when they leave a package

Q: I ordered some items online on Thanksgiving. They came UPS. I know these poor workers are overloaded at Christmastime, but we received the package at 9:30 the other night. If I had not heard the truck, the package would have sat on our front steps all night for anyone to steal. The driver was very quiet in bringing it to the door and did not ring the doorbell. Our mailman always rings the bell with a package. Why does UPS not ring the bell anymore?

Answer Man

This is how the toilet was invented — and actually got its name

Q: One evening as friends and I were discussing the vital topics of the day, I happened to mention that the flush toilet was invented back in Elizabethan times by some nobleman named “John.” Hence, for centuries, men in particular have said they are “going to the john,” i.e., bathroom. My friends think I’m nuts! Am I really ready for a latex living room?

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You can ‘blame’ the Internet for the newspaper’s demise

Q: Back in the 1960s, I delivered 65 newspapers daily and had to walk only about 1 1/2 miles. After retiring two years ago, I delivered to houses in the country and drove about 100 miles to deliver 120 newspapers! Occasionally, I’d drive a city route, formerly done by paperboys, and I’d be lucky to have one house per block! That made me wonder: When was the heyday of newspaper readership? How many dailies were printed in the USA? What was the total circulation? What about today? Should we blame the internet?

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New barbecue restaurant's burnt ends will keep you coming back

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Bruce Rauner campaign video: Thanks, Mike!

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Distracted driving PSA: 'Famous Last Words'

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Community has questions as superintendent retires in September

Savannah TIF request discussed at length at Shiloh meeting 2:38

Savannah TIF request discussed at length at Shiloh meeting

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Bruce Rauner announces re-election bid

Flashing lights spotted in sky

Multiple residents reported seeing a formation of lights flying southwest across the sky in Jackson County, Illinois, and Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, at about 8 p.m. Saturday.
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Flashing lights spotted in sky 0:22

Flashing lights spotted in sky

Belleville East boys get road win at Columbia 1:30

Belleville East boys get road win at Columbia

High-scoring senior leads Edwardsville to win over Kahoks 1:14

High-scoring senior leads Edwardsville to win over Kahoks

Malachi Smith leads East past West 1:54

Malachi Smith leads East past West