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  • Our View: This is not your father’s Illinois; fix it

    “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile” was the theme of a General Motors advertising campaign in the late 1980s and early 1990s that some readers will ...
    June 22, 2016 - 6:35 am
  • Editor's Desk: How do we address user advocacy?

    How do you decide to consume news?Do you wake up each morning and say, “I have to be more informed t ...
    June 22, 2016 - 6:34 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Always fishing for new fishing spots

    After a few days off, I spent some time catching up on news I’d missed and came across Sarah Nader’s photos from Sunday’s Hooked on Fishing hosted by ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • Miller: Budget standoff could lead to prison closures

    Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever thought that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration could ever keep state operations running for a year without an actual ...
    June 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Donald Trump is refreshing

    To the Editor:Mr. Harry Wolden from Huntley asked, “Who supports Trump?” (It’s Your Write, June 11). ...
    June 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No savings in countywide school district

    To the Editor:I enjoy reading Bob Anderson’s monthly opinions, but I must strongly disagree with his ...
    June 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Election letter campaigns have already started

    With the November election still more than four months away, it seems a bit early for the letter-writing campaigns to be under way.
    June 20, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Heartland works to preserve homeowners’ rights

    One of the most interesting things about my job, in my opinion, is that few actually understand what I do. What is the Heartland REALTOR Organization, ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • America is beautiful despite 2 broken legs

    Don’t let anyone fool you. America is the beautiful. If not from sea to shining sea this trip, then from the Mississippi River to the Colorado River.
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Treasure your dad on Fathers Day

    Fatherhood is a gift, not only to a family but often to a man himself. It is a part of a man’s life that is unlike what he shares with his friends, co ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Berg: How Madigan became king

    Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s first political splash had nothing to do with policy. It wasn’t a blueprint for a better state. It wasn’t middle ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: State needs lawsuit reform

    To the Editor:Illinois has become a national punch line.Chief Executive Magazine just came out with ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Simple tax protest raises awareness

    Thumbs Up: To McHenry resident Dan R. Aylward, for paying the county treasurer’s office his first installment of property taxes – all $5,734 of it – i ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Optimistic America can be great again

    To the Editor:“Mothers want their sons to grow up to be president, as long as they don’t become a po ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Still waiting for property tax relief

    In an answer to a 1998 election survey, Jack Franks’ legislative priority was: “Fundamentally changing the way we fund our schools away from the prope ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
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