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  • Fighting homelessness: The invisible homeless – from incarcerated to displaced

    An increasingly underserved population in McHenry County and the state of Illinois is the previously incarcerated homeless.
    NEW: July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: You can't fight Trump with conventional weapons

    If you attended preschool at any point in your life, you understand the problem with Donald Trump’s candidacy.
    NEW: July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Not just Madigan's fault there isn't a budget yet

    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn’t for House Speaker Michael Madigan the budget impasse would’ve been resolved.
    July 27, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Gene Lyons: President Obama shows pragmatic vision in deal with Iran

    Right now, it’s beginning to look as if President Obama will end up deserving the Nobel Peace Prize he was so prematurely awarded in 2009.
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Selling baby parts should shock no one

    “...if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” – Leon Kass, M.D., “Toward a More Natural Science”
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: John Kasich is the GOP path to the White House

    If the Republicans want to save themselves from the demolition derby of their presidential primary race, they would flock to the side of Ohio Gov. Joh ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules

    Rules. We twist them. We bend them. We snap them like tree limbs in a tornado. And we often walk away without a tinge of conscience, thinking our mora ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Hunt: Hyping the migration crisis on the U.S. border

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is entitled to his own opinions, not his own facts, to paraphrase Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
    July 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Religious liberty is the latest Obamacare victim

    A group of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, wants relief from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that it offer contraceptive coverage to ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Obama, you're No Ronald Reagan

    At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success ...
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Gallery in the Garden says farewell after 10 years

    Gallery in the Garden began 10 years ago as a way to give local artists exposure they wouldn’t normally receive.
    July 22, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Lake: Where the U.S. caved to get nuclear deal with Iran

    Now that President Barack Obama and his administration are selling the Iran nuclear deal, they said U.S. negotiators held a firm line against Iran’s l ...
    July 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner doesn't heed speaker's advice

    House Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters earlier this month he’d had a “frank discussion” with Gov. Bruce Rauner, “and I gave him good, solid advi ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Gene Lyons: When the media plays by 'Clinton Rules'

    Having coined the phrase “Clinton Rules” to explain the national news media’s obsession with phony scandal narratives involving Bill and Hillary Clint ...
    July 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Defining Hillary Clinton

    When I listen to Hillary Clinton speak, as she did Monday at The New School in New York, outlining her “economic policy” should she become president, ...
    July 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
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