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  • Hunt: Will rise in nonreligious reshape U.S. politics?

    Don’t expect any official “Atheists for Hillary” outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Asking himself one question: Do I feel lucky?

    I accidentally subscribed to a computer cleaning service more than a year ago, and now, I wouldn’t live without it.
    May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Reeder: Political power plays on show in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Does the old dog have more bark or bite?It’s something I’ve wondered watching my famil ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Ponnuru: Free-trade opponents get less logical by the day

    Elizabeth Warren’s arguments “don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.” The Democratic senator is “absolutely wrong.” She’s being “a politician like ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Thomas: Who is a journalist?

    My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “ ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Sniffling, sneezing just another rite of spring

    Spring finally is here, in all its glory. We waited long enough for it to get here, didn’t we?Except ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Petri: Picasso and Fox's Victorian sensibilities

    WASHINGTON – I wouldn’t believe it if it hadn’t happened.A Fox affiliate, Fox 5 NY, when talking abo ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Miller: Republicans forced to choose between unions, Rauner

    Gov. Bruce Rauner had several House Republicans over to the Executive Mansion last week to ask them to vote “present” when the House Democrats’ called ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Thomas: Baltimore's problems not rooted in racist police

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are u ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Illinois pension ruling a triumph for constitutional principles

    Pundits are calling the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that threw out the 2013 pension reform bill a crushing defeat that will spell the state’s fiscal ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Penkava: The saga of the planta non grata

    I make no pretense about being the least bit knowledgeable in the area of horticulture. To this day I think that floral husbandry is when the wife flo ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Where freedom of expression meets bigotry

    It’s still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment.
    May 15, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • McCardle: Illinois should cut pension slowly, starting now

    What do states owe workers?That’s a question we’re going to be asking a lot as states wrestle with g ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Guest View: Lawmakers should protect bobcats, Illinois wildlife

    Illinois lawmakers are debating whether to open a hunting and trapping season on bobcats.If bobcat h ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Sen. Althoff: Tireless advocate for smaller government, lower taxes

    As a longtime advocate for smaller government and lower taxes, I recently sponsored legislation (House Bill 229) that would empower McHenry and Lake c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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