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  • Petri: For the love of all that is holy, save small talk

    I recently read, with some alarm, a deceptively lovely piece by the writer Tim Boomer in the New York Times advocating against small talk. Small talk, ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Hard to label Obama

    To the Editor:I’ve been trying to figure out just what label to put on President Barack Obama. He ha ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Carbon fee for the future

    To the Editor:We have just wrapped up the warmest year ever recorded. Americans clearly don’t get th ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Pension reform deal a turning point

    Gov. Bruce Rauner blew a perfect opportunity last week to finally drive a public wedge between Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Micha ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Gene Lyons: Bernie Sanders' campaign prompts hippie-era flashbacks

    Unpack your old tie-dyed T-shirts, roll yourself a fat doobie and warm up the ancient VW bus. We’re going to do Woodstock and the 1972 presidential el ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McSweeney: Tax increase not solution to state’s budget woes

    There are many ideas on the table to attempt to fix the state of Illinois’ budget problems, but perhaps one of the worst ideas being pushed is a propo ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Appointments lack fairness

    To the Editor:I’m not obsessed with eliminating the township form of government, but I am obsessed w ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: County Board backs big government

    To the Editor:I almost spit out my coffee when I saw the Jan. 11 headline “County Board urges consol ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Wishing for truth

    To the Editor:Here’s hoping the new year will bring change. My wishful thinking would be that Obama ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Kenneally for state's attorney

    To the Editor:Patrick Kenneally, candidate for state’s attorney in the Republican primary, has been ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Dollars for hostages

    Every American should be glad American hostages have been freed by the tyrannical Iranian regime and are being reunited with family, friends and co-wo ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Keep up petition drive for accountability

    CHANGE Illinois released its report “Partisan Advantage and Competitiveness in Illinois Redistricting” earlier this month.
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Still open for business

    To the Editor:As many know, the corner of Miller Road and Route 31 in McHenry has been under constru ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: In favor of elimination?

    To the Editor:Reading Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s comments about the president’s State of ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Donald Trump is repaying a debt to Sarah Palin

    Returning to the political stage this week to endorse Donald Trump, Sarah Palin showed she is, well, still Sarah Palin.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
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