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  • Hunt: McCain could take role of bulwark against Trump

    There may be one senator, not Chuck Schumer or any other Democrat, who could be a check on some of President Donald Trump's likely excesses: John McC ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • Berg: Home-sharing brings out the best in us

    A holiday in the hospital can deaden one’s soul.It doesn’t matter if you’re a patient or a visitor. ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Self-imposed sports blackouts maintain sanity

    Call me a bandwagon jumper, a fair-weather fan or worse, but I didn’t watch one snap of Sunday’s Bears game, and I’m a better person for it.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 1:38 am
  • At ‘Hamilton,’ Pence meets old-time activist theater

    “The Theater must always be a safe and special place,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted after the audience and cast of “Hamilton” confronted Vice ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Return of hated holiday tunes

    It is time, as my 3-year-old daughter would say, to “start Christmasing.”Regardless of your level of ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Peterson: Winter isn't coming; it's here

    Winter arrived sometime last Saturday in the early afternoon. I didn’t check the clock, but it’s here.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Penkava: 15 feet from a world record

    It’s about a four-and-a-half-hour drive from here. If you could shoot an arrow about 260 miles due south, it would land there. Right in front of the c ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:26 am
  • Trump’s climate plan might not be disastrous

    The election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in both houses have terrified environmentalists and climate campaigners, who have declared the ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Random thoughts about gratitude and losses

    Sometimes it’s hard to know what to think. That’s particularly true when one has to find something lucid to think – and then write – each week to be s ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Editor's Desk: Family gratitude supersedes annoying political conversation

    Although I’ve always admired the adage that neither religion nor politics should be discussed in polite company, I grew up in an Irish Catholic househ ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Miller: House Democrats ask for vision from Madigan

    On election night, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan started making his usual post-election calls to his Democratic members asking for their supp ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's desk: With winter coming, a thought toward homeless

    Winter is coming.Yes, I’m looking forward to the next season of Game of Thrones, too. But in case yo ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Begalka: The bird is “history” come Thursday

    I was encouraged to learn that many retailers are closing shop this Thanksgiving – from the Mall of America in Minneapolis to national chains that inc ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Johnsburg, PR taking fans on a fun ride

    Many McHenry County families will be traveling this week to join out-of-town loved ones in celebration of Thanksgiving.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Peterson: Favorite pants walk with us many miles, but not forever

    My favorite pair of pants have seen their last days, and I can no longer wear them in good conscience.
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
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