The October edition of 'Found on Facebook'
Steve Eighinger

The October edition of 'Found on Facebook'

We welcome October today, and with that the monthly edition of "Found on Facebook." You know the usual disclaimer. These are all true posts on Facebook, with the accompanying smart-aleck comments provided by yours truly.

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Are you kidding? I don't even like to go outside
Steve Eighinger

Are you kidding? I don't even like to go outside

A few days ago a friend of mine e-mailed me a list of questions to answer. "Be truthful," he said. "Then send your answers back to me." He told me these things are making the rounds on social media.

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Flu shots can save even more lives during pandemic

FOR THOSE who have felt powerless as a global pandemic has jolted the economy and disrupted lives, here's an empowering suggestion: Get a flu shot.

Letters

Illinois needs its wealthiest residents to pay fair share of taxes

It's remarkable no matter how one looks at it. In this part of Illinois, either we have more than our share of the top 3% of income earners, or we have those fortunate individuals who are related to a 3 percenter and are sure they are in the will.

Your Turn/Chris Altmix
Your Turn

Your Turn/Chris Altmix

Chris Altmix, 51, is a math teacher at Quincy Notre Dame and a real estate broker for Century 21 Broughton Team. She has been married to Greg for 29 years, and they have two grown sons, Alex, 26, and his wife Montanna and Jordan, 23.

Letters

We as a nation are demeaning deaths from coronavirus

William Gladstone argued that the way a nation cares for its dead measures the sympathies of its people, their respect for the law and their loyalty to high ideals. Two recent events are a cause of concern for our nation.

Sherlock Holmes tops list of favorite TV, movie crime solvers
Steve Eighinger

Sherlock Holmes tops list of favorite TV, movie crime solvers

Ever since I was a wee lad — yes, at one time I wore clothing with tags lower than "3XL" — I envisioned myself as a private detective or police investigator, much like Humphrey Bogart in those old black-and-white films.

Letters

Do your research and make own decision before voting

I am in the 8% category that cast my votes based on what is good for this great nation. It is not based on a candidate's gender, ethnicity or emotions. Let us not allow others to brainwash us without doing our research.

Letters

Remember, honor those who protect our country

I am writing this on 9/11 (Patriot Day) from the Illinois Veterans Home, where I've been allowed to live because of my deceased husband's 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.

Most of those 2020 baseball rules are solid
Steve Eighinger

Most of those 2020 baseball rules are solid

Some random thoughts on a gorgeous fall day ... We're less than a week away from the Major League Baseball postseason, an event we had no idea would even be possible a few months ago.

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