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  • Guest View: Casciaro family questions unfair to innocent man

    Pete DePierro, who worked in the butcher’s department, was the last person to see Brian Carrick alive at the store. He was clear he saw Carrick argue ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: More sportsmanship needed in politics

    SPRINGFIELD – I recently watched my 9-year-old daughter, Gracie, shake hands with her opponents after a tough loss on the basketball court.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Thomas: Unfaithfully executing the law

    President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Who will win this battle of wills?

    An epic battle of wills is being waged in the Oliver household these days.Happily, I have nothing to ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Benner: Cyberattacks threaten your bank, your grid and you

    SAN FRANCISCO – Years ago, hackers planted malicious software on computer systems that control parts of the United States’ critical infrastructure, in ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner wants to fight Madigan with cash, but compromise also

    Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the pow ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Thomas: Who are you calling stupid?

    “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest GumpUnless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: There's no end zone in pure partisan politics

    When things aren’t going well for an organization, the people in charge are often thrown out of power – from politics to football.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Rep. McSweeney: Illinois election a strong mandate for lower taxes

    The major message from the general election is that Illinois residents want lower taxes, and I hope my colleagues join me in opposing all tax increase ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Doing the right thing with Mr. Webster

    I found it sitting in a stack of books in the corner of my closet. It had been there collecting dust for almost two decades. We had just sold our hous ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Peterson: Hunting mystery chirps in the name of safety

    For the past couple of years we have been annoyed by the intermittent beeping of smoke alarms with going-bad batteries, which are almost impossible to ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Views: Improving college is a political winner

    With two years to go before the next presidential election, Republicans are beginning to contemplate the post-Obama era.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Pat Quinn will spend your money, not his

    CHICAGO – It takes a special kind of cheap to leave a waitress a mere 50 cents for a tip – even if the bill is $2.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Thomas: Coolidge in 2016

    NEW YORK – At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation last Thursday (I am an unpaid national advisory board member), there was a ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Please keep your germs to yourself

    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it’s no wonder people are a little nervous whenever they get the sniffles.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
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