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  • Hentoff: Securing individual education of students, teachers

    I’ve been reporting on educational developments for more than 65 years, but very seldom have I been as heartened by a discovery as in a September Clev ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: We live in depressing times

    Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing, and no one seems to b ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: After Holiday Hills shooting, reflecting on how we treat cops

    Some jobs are more important than others. Some just pay the bills, and that’s fine. Work isn’t everything. But for others, it might as well be.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Penkava: Birds of a feather fly downhill together

    I remember the first time I heard them. I had taken my sixth-grade class to Wisconsin for a day of outdoor education. After a morning of tree identifi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Peterson: Winter should be a no 'fly' zone

    Maybe it was the fly’s last hurrah, but I certainly didn’t appreciate it.We’ve had a frost. Flies sh ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Reeder: Indiana's better business climate outperforms Illinois economically

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Mitch Daniels has been a transformational leader for Indiana.For eight years ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Reeder: Indiana's better business climate outperforms Illinois economically

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Mitch Daniels has been a transformational leader for Indiana.For eight years ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Thomas: Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

    After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.”
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Oliver: Multi-use trail project comes up short

    The good news for area bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians is that a road project now underway will offer a safer way to get from McHenry County Colle ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Petri: Malala is free as a bird – and a Nobel Peace Prize winner

    “A talib fires three shots at point-blank range at three girls in a van and doesn’t kill any of them. This seems an unlikely story,” Malala Yousafzai ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner's rejection of Brownback brings some relief

    The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issue ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Hentoff: Rand Paul versus assaults on monstrous ISIS

    On Sept. 18, Rand Paul’s foreign policy address to the Senate ended with: “ISIS is now a threat. Let’s get on with destroying them.”
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The Supreme Court's nonruling on gay marriage

    Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Florida's two least-wanted vie to be governor

    Florida used to be known for oranges. Now it’s known for political theater, mostly of the tragic sort.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Close encounters of the squirrel kind

    It’s been a while since I wrote about squirrels. Interestingly, every time I have broached the subject of these beloved critters,I have somehow touch ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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