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  • From the Editor's Desk: Readers respond to presidential non-endorsement

    We are cowards for not endorsing.We shouldn’t be endorsing candidates in any races anyway.We were ri ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Miller: How will Trump factor affect Illinois legislative races?

    Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially ha ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Begalka: No trick to Halloween, just old-fashioned fun

    Kids still trick-or-treat, but a lot has changed over the years as far as Halloween is concerned. The witch, skeleton, tramp and ghost costumes of the ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:58 am
  • Editor's Desk: Illinois voters must decide on road tax lockbox amendment

    A reader emailed me late last week asking me about a constitutional amendment that will be on all Illinoisans’ ballot Nov. 8.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Peterson: Apple cider doughnuts tip scale in favor of fall

    Fall is in the air, as temperatures dip into the 40s at night and have trouble reaching the 70s during the sunny days.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: How to say “mea culpa”in plain English

    I always thought “mea culpa” was Italian. I pictured a wide-eyed guy named Mario with a big mustache, flailing his arms as he emotionally takes the bl ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Sunstein: Bob Dylan surpassed Walt Whitman as the American poet

    Bob Dylan has surpassed Walt Whitman as the defining American artist, celebrating the capacity for self-invention as the highest form of freedom.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Maule: The best response to a problem is to be transparent

    As business leaders in Crystal Lake, we are on the precipice of tremendous change – new leadership at the state level, the county level, the national ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Berg: Property taxes force Illinoisans to move out of their homes

    Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble.She and her husband have lived in Lake County for ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 1:07 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Business Champion Award winners deserve thanks

    Congratulations to all of the 2016 Business Champion Award recipients, announced Wednesday evening at the McHenry County Economic Development Corp.’s ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Bernstein: October surprises can skew November results

    It’d be nice to be able to tell you how this craziest week of a crazy campaign will affect the final vote totals on Nov. 8.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • After breast cancer, a mother’s legacy

    My mother’s breathing was ragged.I held her left hand with each labored gasp.My dad, her husband of ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Health care hassles better than being uninsured

    For someone who wasn’t too knowledgeable about health insurance, I have learned a lot over the past year or so.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Hey, Illinois, where's everybody going?

    If everybody wants to leave Illinois so badly, what the heck are we all still doing here?A Tuesday N ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Haisler: Why home ownership is good for America

    I recently read an article citing reasons why less homeownership is good and it has bothered me ever since.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:47 pm
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