• Organ donor month

    To the Editor:My wife died in June 2011.She shouldn’t have. She didn’t have to. She had the best doc ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Seniors deserve perks

    To the Editor:Squirrels run around the rafters in the open ceiling. The carpeting is moldy and worn. ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Our View: Contracts see light of day

    We recently used this space to criticize local school districts for voting on new teachers’ contracts before allowing taxpayers to see the details on ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Reeder: Patronage still a problem in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Several boxes of old index cards turned up the other day that demonstrated politics in the 1980s and 1990s played a role in people getti ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • A few thoughts ...

    To the Editor:People with a brain realize the major problem with socialism is it soon runs out of ot ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Missing Easter in egg hunt

    To the Editor:I recently drove in Crystal Lake on Dole Avenue and saw a sign attached to the fence p ...
    April 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Our view: McHenry County high schools challenge students

    One of the reasons McHenry County is such a great place to live is because of the excellent schools we have here.
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Oliver: Now’s the time to prepare for storm season

    That hailstorm more than a week ago should serve as a wake-up call that springtime is more than just sunshine and scilla.
    April 23, 2014 - 6:57 am
  • Overdue budget cuts

    To the Editor:As suspected, the temporary income tax increase that was supposed to get Illinois caug ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Be aware of scams

    To the Editor:Spring and severe weather season has arrived. A severe weather event typically brings ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Our View: Give biennial budget a try

    One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a five-year financial plan ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Miller: Poll numbers paint Madigan unfavorably

    A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Gov. Pat Quinn’s unfavorable rating was 55 percent.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Supporting Ness

    To the Editor:Lou Ness has set out on a walk to Washington, D.C., to call attention to poverty in th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Hope for Illinois

    To the Editor:As much as I am against the general Democratic philosophy of state Rep. Jack Franks, D ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Accepting status quo

    To the Editor:Accepting the conclusion that not mandating Illinois government consolidation is accep ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
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