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  • 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
  • Miller: Ads link politicians to child sexual predators

    A harsh new TV ad slams Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion) for supporting a convicted sex offender. It’s described by the Republicans as a form of payback f ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Presidential campaign's hidden messages are troublesome

    My two oldest daughters have become interested in the presidential race, and so the whole family sat down to watch Sunday’s debate on TV.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • Olson: 'Creepy clown' phenomenon is real for some kids

    If you have a child in school, I hope there’s been some talk at your house about clowns, because there definitely has been at their school.
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Atwater: Finding happiness and fulfillment through contentment, not success

    “James” always had a plan. He thought ahead, arranged the pieces on the board and almost always came out on top.
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Kerth: Entourage openings available—must be Chris to apply

    I’m thinking about getting an entourage.Or maybe it’s a retinue I’d like to have. I’m not sure what ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Make colleges pay loans if graduates can’t

    When the U.S. Education Department shut down ITT Technical Institute at the beginning of the fall semester, some people saw it as just desserts for th ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Non-fan comes to terms with Cubs success

    I can’t believe I’m even thinking this: I want the Cubs to win the World Series.And I loathe the Cub ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Living below a two-season record album

    On the other side of the ceilings of the rooms of our house lives the attic; a giant, open-spaced freezer/sauna/homeless vermin haven that gives the t ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Bateman: Free trade's critics were once its champions

    Globalization is clearly under attack, whether we look at trade flows or foreign direct investment. Part of the backlash against free-market policies ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: 'Cast votes based on knowledge, not fear'

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, t ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
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