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  • Carlson: The Bush and Clinton shows get their spinoffs

    And so begins “Dynasty: Politics Edition,” as the establishment candidates of 2016 reset their campaigns: Hillary Clinton did so last Saturday, with a ...
    June 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Veni, vidi, edi (I came, I saw, I ate)

    Fifteen pounds! Yep, that’s how much weight I have put on during the Blackhawks ice hockey viewing season.
    June 19, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Hunt: The odds on contenders for Republican nomination

    In February, I offered odds on the Republican nomination contest.The field of candidates has evolved ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: 6 things Jeb Bush revealed about his candidacy

    Jeb Bush’s speech announcing his presidential campaign confirmed some things we already suspected – such as the fact he’s running – but also revealed ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Building statues? That's what politicians do

    SPRINGFIELD – Know any living Illinois politicians who deserve a $500,000 statue?Yeah, I didn’t thin ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Thomas: China's big hack attack

    On hearing of the massive data breach of employee information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – allegedly by hackers working for the Chi ...
    June 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Freedom of choice can stave off ‘summer slide’

    With most schools shuttered until fall, McHenry County’s kids find themselves on summer break. Many no doubt feel an exhilarating sense of freedom.
    June 17, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Miller: Gov. Rauner tour a sneak peek at targeted Democrats

    Gov. Bruce Rauner gave rip-roaring speeches in several Democratic legislative districts last week denouncing the state’s Democratic leadership.
    June 16, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Gene Lyons: Clinton Foundation 'scandals' are all smoke, innuendo

    Here are a couple of things you might not know about recent topics in the news:First, no secretary o ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Hey, Democrats, have you forgotten Joe Biden?

    At Beau Biden's funeral last weekend, President Barack Obama said his family had become part of the Biden clan, playing by "Biden rules."
    June 14, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Thomas: Standards abandoned, truth becomes subjective

    My high school colors were green and white.At graduation, the boys wore green robes and the girls wo ...
    June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Eyes will be on county GOP for township consolidation effort

    McHenry County Republicans talk a good game about limiting government and lowering taxes when they’re lacing up their cleats in the locker room. They ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Penkava: Adventures of a Bohemian barterer

    My grandparents emigrated from Bohemia in western Czechoslovakia in 1912. They gazed in wonder and anticipation upon the Statue of Liberty as their sh ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Hunt: Conservative court win might backfire on Republicans

    The Supreme Court could make June the cruelest month for Republicans.The court will hand down two de ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest View: Illinois' next crisis? Transportation infrastructure

    From pension debt to a deep budget hole, Illinois is a state all too familiar with crisis.Another on ...
    June 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
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