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  • Our View: Give thanks for the blessings in your life

    Charles Dickens once wrote: “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pincus: What it costs to fight the Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount.The departure of Def ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Yes, we do need God

    To the Editor:I am writing this in rebuttal to a recent letter headlined, “We don’t need God”.The au ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Veterans Day surprise

    To the Editor:My husband is a Vietnam War veteran who served with the U.S. Air Force pararescue.This ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: State's future depends on Supreme Court ruling

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge snapped the first buckle on the state’s straightjacket last week.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Support local businesses

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Consider thorium nuclear energy

    To the Editor:The key to our economic wealth is the implication of a followed plan to utilizing our ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: How about putting Americans first?

    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Franks doesn't play partisan politics

    To the Editor:I read in the Nov. 6 Northwest Herald that the McHenry County Republican Party’s sole ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Want to be happy? Count your blessings

    In this fast-paced world, sometimes it’s hard to take a few moments to reflect on the good things around us. Often, the good gets lost in our blur of ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Petri: Can we save Cliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby?

    Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed. The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Joe Gottemoller unqualified

    To the Editor:By his statements and actions, County Board member and lawyer Joe Gottemoller has esta ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Santa Run for Kids

    To the Editor:How lucky we are to be preparing for the third annual Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids.We ha ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Democracy worth the wait

    In an age of smartphones, instant gratification is the rule, not the exception.Want to communicate w ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: GOP leaders lining up for Rauner jobs

    Whenever a new governor is about to be sworn in, one of the most popular Springfield “parlor” games (which are usually not played in parlors, but in t ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:36 am
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