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  • Miller: Offering bad political advice to a future president

    On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when peop ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Democrats party of the rich

    To the Editor:“Many on the left side of the political spectrum (Democrats) imagine the top 1 percent ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Health care not a game

    To the Editor:My family and I don’t rely on doctors much, but when we do, it’s for something expensi ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Ill. farmers stood to benefit from TPP

    On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreem ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Reeder: Trump's inaugural speech struck dour tone

    SPRINGFIELD – As I drove across Springfield on Friday, I turned my radio to the nation’s inauguration.
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Dave Says: Run from that guy

    Dear Dave,My husband was recently laid off, and he has $229,000 in a 401(k). He has been told that h ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • Another view: Freedom of speech and social media

    Social media has inarguably become the Wild, Wild West of communications.But the solution suggested ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Chooses to fight

    To the Editor:Gov. Bruce Rauner ran on a promise to force a strike (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Excellent example

    To the Editor:Algonquin Township residents, thank you for providing to me an example of excellence i ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Begalka: Dream big to rekindle Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    Much of the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day a week ago, but with the passage of time, his life’s work has become more of an asterisk than ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Readers give Donald Trump inauguration feedback

    On the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration, I asked for readers’ thoughts on that historic moment, and they sent me a full range of opinions.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:37 am
  • Letter: Taxation without representation

    To the Editor:What do you get when our do-nothing U.S. Congress has been in charge for the past eigh ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Board blindsides Dr. Yensen

    To the Editor:Dr. Paula Yensen, one of the most qualified of the new County Board members, was blind ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Eliminating a free, open public realm

    For months now the debate in the arts world has been: Will he really do it? Will Donald Trump be the president who finally gives the right wing what i ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Reject plan for huge tax hikes

    The Illinois Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a budget bill supported by Democrats and even some Republicans, including Senate Republican Le ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
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