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  • Berg: For many Illinoisans, the next recession has arrived

    Illinois is not working.Since the end of the Great Recession, most members of the Illinois General A ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:51 pm
  • Another view: Reviving the pipelines

    President Trump is making short work of campaign promises, and on Tuesday he signed executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeli ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:09 pm
  • Letter: Support law enforcement

    To the Editor: Last fall, I was fortunate to participate in the Citizens Police Academy with the Mc ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 1:35 pm
  • Letter: Spirit of Lincoln

    To the Editor:Abraham Lincoln once said, “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Wasted votes

    To the Editor:Whenever I hear a politician talk about “keeping the best parts of the Affordable Care ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Can't 'get over it'

    To the Editor:This is in response to the supporters of Donald Trump who are telling those of us who ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Village treasures are surviving

    To the Editor:Seventeen years ago, a 7-year-old Crystal Lake boy tried to “save the turtles.” He lea ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Move proposed marijuana dispensary

    To the Editor:I read in Sunday’s Northwest Herald (Jan. 15) about a “medical marijuana dispensary” u ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Economist says U.S., Illinois heading in opposite directions

    The Dow Jones industrial average topped the 20,000 mark for the first time in history Wednesday.Bria ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 1:01 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. 25, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Dorion-Gray: Retirement? What's next?

    Retirement means different things to different people. For some, it signifies the end of an era in which you were identified as an expert. Your career ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:48 pm
  • Another view: Keep gun silencers from shooters

    Just as Chicago is moving ahead with new technology that could help reduce gunfire deaths, Congress and the Illinois Senate are considering misguided ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 4:34 pm
  • Indefensible claims of voter fraud now policy

    Technically, the proper way to describe claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election is to state there’s no evidence it happened. Shortly aft ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: I did not choose cancer

    To the Editor:I did not choose cancer; it chose me. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incura ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Larger-than-life character leaves enduring memories

    Life has a funny way of being unpredictable. Sometimes the people we least expect leave the biggest impressions on our lives.
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:32 am
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