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  • Kurtz: Let township consolidation discussion continue

    Let’s face it, not everybody dislikes township government.There are many productive functions provid ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Rubio goads Trump into sharing the spotlight

    Apparently, Americans like duopolies in politics, and we may have a new one this week.Gone is Scott ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: On the humble stage of the Village Squire

    Whether by genetics or by environmental nurture or by just accident, I became left-handed.Maybe usin ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Hunt: Xi Jinping's low-key, high-stakes visit

    The visit to Washington last week of President Xi Jinping, the leader of the world’s second-biggest power, illustrated Lyndon Johnson’s saying that po ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Some relief, but without complete immunity

    I feel just a little better knowing I have gotten the shingles vaccination.I had been thinking about ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Farmer: Opportunities in October to confront domestic violence

    Nationally, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.In McHenry County, there will be many oppor ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Union demands 'more' from broke Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A reporter once asked the 20th century’s most influential labor leader, John L. Lewis, what does organized labor want?
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Thomas: John Boehner then and now doesn't match up

    The announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he is retiring at the end of October stunned Washington, where life is all about grabbing power an ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Leave reality out of ‘Rainbow Connection’

    One harsh reality I’ve had to face is that some things I came to learn and love from childhood wound up being untrue or not as they appeared. George W ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Franks: Time to decide what Illinois lawmakers stand for

    Remarkably, despite the urgency of the state’s financial crisis, the Cubs could be hoisting a World Series trophy before Illinois has a real budget.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Poll shows Gov. Bruce Rauner might have edge

    A poll and a speech may have hardened positions even further on both sides of the highly partisan and bitter state government impasse.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Gene Lyons: Fiorina, Trump: Rivals that deserve each other

    Republicans always say nobody respects America anymore.No kidding. Given that CNN International tele ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Ben Carson's warning: Radical ideology out to destroy us

    “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7: ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Republicans will ignore half of what pope says

    On Wednesday, Pope Francis suffused Washington with what Catholics would call grace and what everyone else – for the crowds aren’t just believers – wo ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Princess Kate and the Big Bangs Theory

    She’s got ’em! They’re rather long and feathered and neatly side swept. The British call them “fringes.” We on the reverse side of the pond call them ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:36 am
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