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On the Record

  • Professor: Modern life setting the stage for robot rights

    In science fiction, some robots are portrayed as friendly, like Rosie, the Jetsons’ robotic maid, or Disney’s Wall-E. Others are programmed to extermi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • From basketball to bagels

    SYCAMORE - If someone were to write a biography of Shawn Thrower, it might be titled, “From Baskets to Bagels, Aguirre to McCartney.” Whether he’s pla ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Summerfest food, tractors and more

    WATERMAN – Leonard Johnson says a love for farming is in his blood.Johnson was raised on a farm, and ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore woman all about keeping busy

    SYCAMORE – If you live in Sycamore, you probably have seen Jeannine Prombo around town.Prombo is a b ...
    July 7, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of bus trips to sporting events?
    I'd go; it's easier than driving
    No thanks; I don't want to ride to the game with a busload of strangers