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The Daily American - West Frankfort, IL
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Five ways you can have fun this weekend:1. The big movies opening this week are “Nightcrawler,” an R thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal; “Before I Go to Sleep,” an R thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth; and “Horns,” an R horror flick starring Daniel Radcliffe and based on the book by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. “Horns” also is available for streaming on Amazon.com if you want to stay in a familiar environment while being scared.2. Speaking of scary, Friday is...

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Tip of the WeekBefore beginning the resume and interviewing process, there are certain do's and don'ts that students should be aware of so they will be competitive in today's limited job market."Beyond the usual...

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Reader question: While attending an open house, the agent had a contract form displayed on the kitchen counter. They explained it as “what we sign if we want to buy the house.” We thought it was high pressure or presumptive because we showed no...

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Working in the estate planning area of law, one of the biggest misconceptions I encounter is that only the ultra-wealthy or super rich can benefit from estate planning. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it’s just as important for...

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Every fall around this time I go to war with the squirrels over my pumpkins. The problem is we have competing interests. I want to decorate my front stoop with pumpkins. They want to eat the pumpkins I put on my front stoop.Personally, I...

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Dear Dave,I’m a 26-year-old journalist making $26,000 annually, and the only debt I have is $31,000 in student loans. I’m following your plan, so I also have $1,000 in my starter emergency fund and am working side jobs to make extra money.

Updated at 12:08 AM

MARION – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner stopped in Marion on Tuesday to stump for Illinois 12th Congressional District Republican candidate Mike Bost as part of a national rally to bolster the party’s House...

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All along I’ve planned to pray for our neighbors around the world. Those who are sick and need access to health care. Those who are afraid and fighting for the things I take for granted. It seems overwhelming, so I put it off. I miss a day of...

Updated at 11:08 PM

Authorities say they know who sent the letter indicating a bomb threat that shut down Franklin County schools Tuesday, and that person is already in custody. In fact, he has been in custody all along.

Updated at 11:05 PM

On Friday, little ones around our community will be hitting the sidewalks to collect treats. The American Red Cross has passed along safety tips for local moms and dads taking their children trick or treating:

Updated at 11:03 PM

Some much needed tuck repointing is needed to repair the 98-year-old Frankfort Historical Museum building as it was discovered that mortar has started coming out of its bricks.

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