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By Joe Block 

Around the Block

Being named editor of the Star News is ‘a dream come true’ for philosopher and journalist Joe Block.


May 10, 2018

This is both an introduction for you and my introduction to you. I’m the new editor of the Star News. I think what is interesting, however, is the path that brought me to your communities, and to the paper. It’s been a long, strange, journey.

I am from Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago bustling with 75,000 people. Back in the late ‘70s, when my family moved in, our road ended just past our house, with a junked car at the end. The fledgling subdivision had places for me to fish, winding creeks to play in, and open expanses of land. It was not city life for a child as much as sm...

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