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  • Thomas: Teaching hate

    “You’ve got to be taught to hate...” (Oscar Hammerstein, “South Pacific”)The murder on Tuesday of fi ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: Open your wallet for public documents

    State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, is working hard to get the state’s minimum wage increased during this fall’s veto session in Spring ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Guest View: County Board grant revote was pandering at its worst

    The Affordable Care Act has many issues troubling citizens and local governments throughout the country.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Of comets and ‘Gilmore Girls’

    What were you doing on Tuesday, March 2, 2004? The only thing I can recall from back then was watching “Gilmore Girls” on Tuesday nights with my wife. ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Hunt: Coming Obamacare battle has risk for all sides

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are lobbing grenades: the preside ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Too cold, too soon, too long

    It was the day after Veterans Day, Nov. 12, when I broke out the winter coat. Egad.The temperature w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • 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
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