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  • Detour: Route 31 access to Centegra – McHenry is closed this week

    • CHARLES MILLER ROAD: Medical Center Drive, the Route 31 entrance to Centegra Hospital – McHenry, is closed for concrete paving. Southbound Route 31 ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Craver: It's time for the media to stop making mass shooters famous

    I won’t give the troubled man who shot two Virginia journalists on live TV last week the attention he so richly craved by using his name in this colum ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Dvorak: She survived Katrina but lost her city

    It was 10 years ago that Lois Rice began counting down the rest of her life in the number of breaths that remained in those few inches of air between ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Five leading indicators for the 2016 presidential race

    Here are the five things I’m watching between now and Halloween in the 2016 presidential contest. Boo!
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Keeping abreast of the real Colonel Sanders

    Lard. I loved watching my mom plop a massive dollop of that white pig fat into a hot frying pan and see it melt and sizzle and bubble. It was as if th ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Hunt: Here's how Biden-Warren sort of makes sense

    If Joe Biden was trying to unsettle Hillary Clinton by meeting with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, here’s a way to really rattle her: Pick the Mas ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Why Donald Trump's immigration proposals are resonating

    Reactions to Donald Trump’s immigration plan have been predictably polarized, with people either thinking it will make America great again or consider ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: Labor arbitration best tool to protect vital services, resolve state contracts

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and a variety of state workers, including those who perform essential services such as our state’s child care providers and home car ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: More than businesses leaving Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is experiencing brain drain.Just as adults are migrating to states with bette ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Thomas: Jimmy Carter's peace includes being prepared

    When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest View: Ex-Im Bank's important to Illinois businesses

    When Carl Sandburg dubbed Chicago “Hog Butcher to the World,” he probably was taking poetic license – most of our livestock back then was consumed ins ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: Nostalgic for the good, old polysyllabic time

    After reading last week’s shipment of Donald Trump-related news, I retreated to my burrow and buried my head in the past.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Override vote has Gov. Rauner fuming

    I think a new and brief window of opportunity opened Wednesday that finally could help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime sess ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Gene Lyons: Partisan pundits predict Hillary's downfall – again

    Same as it ever was. Once again, according to pundits on the influential Washington, D.C., cocktail-party circuit, Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Boot camp not benefits

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Since his party’s impressive election victory in May, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campai ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
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