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  • Celebrate volunteers

    To the Editor:The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program wishes to recognize its active members. The p ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Safer homes

    I read with interest about the dramatic reduction in fire calls locally and nationally. The National Fire Protection Association’s spokesperson attrib ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Importance of unions

    To the Editor:Scott Reeder, the anti-union crusader, is at it again (April 9), trying to convince Il ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Not the right school funding reform bill

    Illinois’ outdated school funding formula needs an overhaul. That, we acknowledge.The Education Trus ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner has big bucks behind 'Turnaround' campaign

    Gov. Bruce Rauner devised a new way to reward his friends and punish his enemies on Thursday when he created a campaign committee called “Illinois Tur ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Lakewood’s ‘straw man’

    To the Editor:Erin Smith claims no rational decision can be made about the TIF until the Village Boa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Question for nonvoters

    To the Editor:Dear non-voters: I had a fear that the turnout for this recent local election would be ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: A short history

    To the Editor:Here’s a short history of economics, taxes and jobs. After World War II, most factory ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Pay what you owe

    To the Editor:The Teachers’ Retirement System has not been properly funded by the Illinois General A ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Nepotism in county government

    To the Editor:Recent public input at McHenry County Board meetings has been about flagrant nepotism ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: There are angels

    To the Editor:About 9 a.m. on April 6, there was a very nice lady in line with me at Walmart in John ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Township consolidation is a small but key step

    As the McHenry County Board closely examines whether to put a referendum question on the ballot on consolidating the county’s townships from 17 to 8, ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: 'Little Boy': A classic modern film

    There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. “Little Boy,” in theaters April 24, ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Why the death of Rolling Stone would be good for journalism

    I’ve never been a fan of fraternities. I had zero interest in joining one.I don’t read Rolling Stone ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Chris Christie’s Social Security proposal

    Don Quixote tilted at windmills. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems bent on running for president, even after his reputation took a whack over that ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
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