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  • From the Editor's Desk: Two-footed drivers travel among us

    Last week, a woman drove her vehicle through the front window at Buffalo Wild Wings in DeKalb, injuring three people and forcing the restaurant to clo ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake library supporters working hard to persuade voters

    If an advisory referendum that asks voters whether the city of Crystal Lake should borrow $30.1 million to replace its library fails, the library’s ar ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Helfers: Credibility among reasons to be a chamber member

    Someone asked me the other day, why should they be a chamber member? My response was simple – why no ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • McSweeney: It’s time to halt educator post-retirement bonuses

    Property taxes remain one of the top concerns among Illinois citizens. Despite the outcry for property tax relief, though, little has been done to add ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Respect should be fundamental right for us all

    The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, famously sang about “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” and the need for it, crooning that her man should “find out what it means.”
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Editor's Desk: Don't stake personal relationships on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    While a little passion for government is generally a good thing, the outright mania that takes place during a presidential election, particularly this ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Readers respond to presidential non-endorsement

    We are cowards for not endorsing.We shouldn’t be endorsing candidates in any races anyway.We were ri ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Miller: How will Trump factor affect Illinois legislative races?

    Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially ha ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Begalka: No trick to Halloween, just old-fashioned fun

    Kids still trick-or-treat, but a lot has changed over the years as far as Halloween is concerned. The witch, skeleton, tramp and ghost costumes of the ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:58 am
  • Editor's Desk: Illinois voters must decide on road tax lockbox amendment

    A reader emailed me late last week asking me about a constitutional amendment that will be on all Illinoisans’ ballot Nov. 8.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Peterson: Apple cider doughnuts tip scale in favor of fall

    Fall is in the air, as temperatures dip into the 40s at night and have trouble reaching the 70s during the sunny days.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: How to say “mea culpa”in plain English

    I always thought “mea culpa” was Italian. I pictured a wide-eyed guy named Mario with a big mustache, flailing his arms as he emotionally takes the bl ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Sunstein: Bob Dylan surpassed Walt Whitman as the American poet

    Bob Dylan has surpassed Walt Whitman as the defining American artist, celebrating the capacity for self-invention as the highest form of freedom.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Maule: The best response to a problem is to be transparent

    As business leaders in Crystal Lake, we are on the precipice of tremendous change – new leadership at the state level, the county level, the national ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Berg: Property taxes force Illinoisans to move out of their homes

    Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble.She and her husband have lived in Lake County for ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 1:07 pm
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