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  • Editor's Desk: Algonquin's Evan Jager great athlete, much more

    Evan Jager is one of the greatest athletes ever to come out of McHenry County.He proved that Wednesd ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Rep. McDermed: Madigan makes millions in conflict of interest with taxpayers and Chicago schools

    Chicago homeowners are getting crushed by huge tax hikes. Many now find their property tax bills to be higher than their home mortgages payments.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Reeder: Blagojevich remembered for lies big and small

    SPRINGFIELD – It was like a nightmare that just kept coming back.Rod Blagojevich was back in court t ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Seeking candidate questions in McHenry County-area races

    Election Day is Nov. 8, which seems an eternity away. That’s especially true when you count the number of days (83) we still have to put up with Donal ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Oliver: Summer Olympics fever rages for this sports fan

    For those of us who are fans of sports – any and just about all of them – the Summer Olympics are a giddy time of seemingly endless competition. A smo ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Miller: Rauner attaches himself to term limits petition in ads

    An organization controlled by Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent a million dollars on a new TV ad promoting legislative term limits in a little over a week. ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Is there an app for too many apps?

    We’ve gotten so accustomed to doing so many things on our smartphones, it’s hard to believe they’re less than 10 years old.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Haisler: What’s in a credit score?

    Likely, everyone has heard of credit scores, also referred to as FICO scores. These indicators are used in the finance world for determining one’s lik ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • McCaleb: Pulling for hometown runner Evan Jager in Olympics

    These 2016 Summer Olympics already have provided so many memorable moments.• All five of Michael Phe ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Historical perspective on national isolationism

    You can hear a lot of saber rattling lately across this country, but in many cases it stems from swords going back into their scabbards rather than th ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Holden: On crime, face facts, not fear

    There has been a surge of assertions about rising crime recently. At the Republican convention in July, GOP nominee Donald Trump said, “Decades of pro ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Proper pants hanging leads to Olympic gold

    I pretty much wear a uniform to work: Light blue long-sleeved shirt, khaki pants, black socks and work boots.
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Penkava: The attack of the school supplies list

    Kids aren’t stupid. They can sniff out the end of summer vacation from three weeks away, which to them smells a lot like oppressed serfdom sprinkled w ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Charles Lane: In Rio, the athletes revolt

    Irrefutable archival evidence proves that, during the 1970s, the communist East German government systematically administered anabolic steroids to its ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Embarrassed by tardy pantry delivery

    How a bin full of nonperishable applesauce can become wallpaper, I don’t know.But it has, in my hous ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:33 am
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