• Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Drunk Pulled From Illinois River​A ferry boat operator and a brave sheriff's deputy teamed up to rescue a Calhoun County man from the icy Illinois River on Saturday. Charles Sidwell, 58, of Kampsville, sent his his 2002 Grand Cherokee flying into the river around 10:30 p.m. February 19 when he failed to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Jarrod "The Deer Commander" Hayn Saved By the Supreme Court?

    Image via Not Jarrod Hayn, but a visual approximation of his hunting technique.​Last week Daily RFT detailed the bizarre case of Jarrod Lee Hayn, a 38-year-old man from Kampsville, Illinois, facing up to three years in federal prison for recording himself running over deer and selling the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Jarrod "The Deer Commander" Hayn Faces Federal Charges For Running Over Bambi on Camera

    Image viaSequels are never as good as the original.​Almost everyone has had a moment driving down a rural highway when a deer ambles into the roadway and freezes in the headlights. Most people slam on the brakes, honk the horn and thank God that they didn't kill the poor creature and put their car ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of March 30, 2006

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    March 1, 2006

    East Side, Best Side

    A pub crawl along the Illinois riverbanks