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More than 300 immigrant children were reunited with parents Thursday. The number split from parents totals more than 2,500

The Trump administration is due back in court Friday for the fifth time in two weeks as a judge tries to enforce a July 26 reunification deadline.  Read more

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Columnists

Dear Abby: Hurt turns to anger as video games consume boyfriend

Dear Abby: I am tired of taking a backseat to my boyfriend's video game addiction. He comes home from work, sits on the couch and gets lost… Read more

ON BIZ: First Mid gets new name, acquires Ronald R. Pierce Farm Management

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust has changed its name. It is now First Mid Bank & Trust. Read more

Ann McFeatters: Time for Trump supporters to stop

WASHINGTON – At least we know Donald Trump is not a Manchurian Candidate. His proclivities for U.S. enemies are exuberantly open, naively u… Read more

Jay Ambrose: The danger of Trump and of others

President Donald Trump traveled abroad and you almost wanted him to stay there because he put himself first and America last. His playing f… Read more

Dear Abby: Widow returns to the dating pool and finds troubled water

Dear Abby: I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering. It had been a mentally and physic… Read more

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Editorials

Our view: Thumbs up! Thumbs down!

THUMBS UP! And welcome back, soldiers. About 135 soldiers from the 3637th Maintenance Company, stationed in Kuwait, were reunited with thei… Read more

What others are saying: No reason yet to abolish ICE

Calls to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency didn’t begin with the recent family separation and detention crisis, but th… Read more

What others are saying: Trump dances at Putin’s command

The much-awaited summit in Helsinki between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin certainly had the stuff of spectacl… Read more

Our view: Ode to overdue summer vacation

The neat packets of loose-leaf paper have crept into the big box retailers again. There are folders, too, past plastic pencil boxes, pens a… Read more

Our view: Finally time for Decatur to bloom

When we clean up the house because company's coming, we're putting our best face forward for our guests. Read more

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Letters

Vacation editorial a perfect effort

Congratulations on writing an absolutely perfect editorial ("Ode to overdue summer vacation, July 18). Read more

48 contiguous, 49 continental states

That was a great story about a man doing good deeds by mowing lawns "50 lawns in 50 states," July 14), but the writer made a very common er… Read more

Tariffs policy will hurt Macon County

Having read Herald & Review articles regarding the tariff’s impact upon Central Illinois as well as the United States, it became import… Read more

Council should encourage Mother Nature

According to a July 13 H&R story ("The butterfly effect), "Loss of habitat has been a problem for  (butterflies), whose number has decr… Read more

'Unseat Davis' a growing movement

It always lifts my spirits to spot an “Unseat Rodney Davis” car magnet in traffic. Living in Champaign-Urbana, I’m practically guaranteed t… Read more

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National Opinion

Commentary: Ready to pay a lot more for air-conditioning? Senate may leave you no choice

Sweltering summer heat means families across the country have their air conditioners on full blast - in their homes and in their cars. Unfortunately, if the Senate ratifies the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the price tag for running, repairing and replacing your AC could get a whole lot higher. The 1987 Montreal Protocol was an agreement to phase out production of ... Read more

Commentary: Race and gender principles divide those in artistic world

Took my nose out of the political news to find an interesting clash of principles dividing the theater and music worlds. To wit: What is more important, the issue of artistic freedom or sociopolitical fairness? Does one override the other, or is it situational? In one of two current cases, the actor Scarlett Johansson decided, under heavy pressure, not to play the role of a transgender man in ... Read more

Commentary: Unsung hero: A pioneer in transgender health care

For a brief time last week, a controversy arose over actor Scarlett Johansson's decision to play the role of transsexual Dante "Tex" Gill in the upcoming movie project "Rub and Tug." Johansson has decided to "withdraw her participation in the project" as a response to social media criticism. Even as the media focused on this contretemps, a legendary American plastic surgeon, pioneer and unsung ... Read more

Commentary: Kylie Jenner didn't build that

When Forbes put Kylie Jenner on the cover of its latest issue and declared her one of the "60 richest self-made women," the magazine seemed to think it was telling a simple, inspiring tale: About how the youngest child of America's reality TV royal family, the Kardashians, became an almost-billionaire cosmetics mogul before the age of 21. But the meaning of the story was in the politics of the ... Read more

Commentary: Perhaps Trump should read 'The Art of the Deal'

Donald Trump voters thought they were electing a tough negotiator who would stand up for U.S. interests against our adversaries, but after the president's historically weak performance during his joint news conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, that myth can safely be laid to rest. I don't know if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader ... Read more

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Love high school sports? So do we!  That's why we've put together a Preps Recap to keep you in the loop with what's going on in the local high school sports scene. Read more