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  • Ponnuru: Taking back a Trump endorsement is worthless

    Donald Trump’s criticism of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a lawsuit charging Trump University with fraud, wasn’t an attack on judicial i ...
    June 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Six Flags Great America anniversary evokes decades of thrilling memories

    Six Flags Great America is celebrating 40 years of operation this year. Like a lot of people who grew up in the area, I fondly recall its rides, food ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Miller: Polls have bad news for Illinois Dems

    The Democrats got a bit of good news and some serious bad news in a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll. And that bad news is particularly negative ...
    June 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Orlando mass shooting offers contrast to gun violence response in Chicago

    The finger-pointing and politicking that tends to follow a tragedy like the repugnant mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, can be ...
    June 13, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Nothing feels right after Orlando massacre

    I had some ideas over the weekend regarding what I’d write about in this space. Then, Orlando, Florida, happened and, well, none of them felt right.
    June 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Thomas: Explaining Donald Trump

    NEW YORK – If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. He may not have the late Muhamm ...
    June 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Tortuous route to Lt. Joe Gliniewicz story award

    June sneaked up quickly, and last week I’d actually forgotten that it was time for the Illinois Press Association Convention and awards ceremony in Sp ...
    June 11, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Berg: Guilty until proven innocent in Illinois

    When Judy Wiese went to sleep Aug. 31, 2015, she was worried about her grandson. He’d taken her car to work that day. And he was supposed to be home t ...
    June 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Call me Michael. Or Santiago. Or Money XL.

    I love the name Santiago. It has a rhythmic, melodic sound to it. Say it with me out loud, with the accent on the “a”… San-ti--go … San-ti--go … San ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Celebrating the 2016 Best of the Fox winners

    McHenry County residents love their local restaurants.And they certainly know – and aren’t afraid to ...
    June 10, 2016 - 6:23 am
  • Editor's Desk: Turning Point helps McHenry County domestic violence victims

    Help was available locally for 30-year-old Laura Harrison, tragically slain Monday at her McHenry home, allegedly by her husband. Sadly, we’ll never k ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Ponnuru: Conservatives say character no longer matters

    Once upon a time, we called it “the character issue.” It was a major part of the conservative attack on Bill Clinton in the 1990s: He was a draft-dodg ...
    June 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Blame game after Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla tragedy ignores reality

    The death of a western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo recently was a senseless tragedy. But was it preventable?
    June 8, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: United Way honors McHenry County businesses

    A strong, local business community is vital to any area’s well-being.Not only do local businesses pr ...
    June 8, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Miller: Governor's gamesmanship against Madigan

    Near the top of any list of Illinois government’s many problems is House Speaker Michael Madigan has made a decades-long game out of messing with the ...
    June 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
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