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  • Our view: Stress relief for local law enforcement

    To Mane in Heaven. The Lake in the Hills non-profit took some of its miniature therapy horses to visit the Algonquin Police Department this week, and ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The Field of Dreams on Floresta Lane

    It was a modest little stucco home in Crystal Lake. Price tag: a whopping $29,500. Three small bedrooms. Floors covered with orange shag carpeting, so ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Wilkinson: Trump's big, beautiful, virtual wall

    The wall is the central metaphor and reflexive policy refrain of Donald Trump’s campaign. The wall is national security, keeping out terrorists. The w ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Bloomberg View: Chicago businesses tired of the Chicago Way

    In a city as divided as Chicago, it’s rare to find unanimity on any issue. That’s what makes the results of a first-ever poll of Chicago’s business le ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editorial: Obamacare loses another limb in Illinois

    The Affordable Care Act is again proving itself to be the Unaffordable Care Act now that Illinois has moved to close its health insurance coop, Land o ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Plagiarized speech a clear statement

    To the Editor:Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.Malaria Trump’s plagiarized speech on t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Tie politician pay to job performance

    To the Editor:Illinois has the second highest property taxes of any state. Illinois’s cumulative tax ...
    July 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake library supporters face tough sell

    I applaud members of the Crystal Lake Library Board and other volunteer supporters who have been working for years on plans to renovate or replace the ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Blankenhorn: Illinois traffic fatalities show large spike

    As the head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, every morning I receive a report detailing the number of traffic fatalities throughout our s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Letter: We need more leaders like McSweeney, Franks

    To the Editor:I am very proud of our local state Reps. David McSweeney and Jack Franks for having th ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: End prevailing wage law

    To the Editor:Illinois, the government state, has a prevailing wage law that is harmful to the middl ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Take rest of July off, then back to work

    Illinois’ terrible financial crisis shows no signs of abating. If anything, the state’s financial outlook has gotten worse.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Rauner's actions don't match his rhetoric

    SPRINGFIELD – I like Gov. Bruce Rauner’s rhetoric better than his most recent actions.But this so-ca ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Keep Pokémon Go phenomenon off the road

    "Put the phone down ... Don't play Pokémon and drive."An electronic billboard on eastbound Route 14 ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Letter: Give those with special needs chances to work

    To the Editor:I am the parent of an adult autistic by the name of Eddie. And like all parents of spe ...
    July 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
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