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    Sens. Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have come up with the most pro-growth tax reform since Calvin Coolidge’s presidency.
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  • Berggren: Don't waste vacation days

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    March 5, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Stiemke: Fifth year for Human Race is on the horizon

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    March 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Reeder: Demonstrators aren’t doing themselves any favors

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    March 5, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Guest view: At 150 years old, regional superintendents are energized

    This year marks an important anniversary for our nation – 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the untimely death of Abraham Lincoln, the pres ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Can you hear the buzz? It’s spelling bee time

    For most of us, words are a series of letters arranged to convey a particular meaning. For some of u ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Petri: Some more damaging Bill O'Reilly scandals

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    March 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner's rookie mistake could lead to gridlock

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    March 2, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Brazile: A Republican revolution: Let's increase taxes, fees

    Outside the Beltway surrounding Washington, D.C., a surprising trend is occurring of Republican governors supporting tax increases.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Scott Walker faces higher hurdles than polls

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    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Schermerhorn: Have we dropped the ball on ethics?

    There is a man in McHenry County who was faced with a dilemma.He wanted to attend a candidates’ foru ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

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    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Hunt: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure can't wait

    If Washington were a rational place, a major measure to rebuild roads, bridges, ports and airports would be a slam dunk.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
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    SPRINGFIELD – Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget that trimmed funding for state universities.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans unite to ignore immigration in 2016

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