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  • Reeder: Universities falling short on reducing spending

    SPRINGFIELD – Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget that trimmed funding for state universities.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Letter: Remove Matt McNamara

    To the Editor:In May 2003, my stepdaughter, Caitlin Weese, was struck by a drunken driver. She died ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans unite to ignore immigration in 2016

    Immigration is supposed to be a bitterly divisive topic for Republicans. Yet a very narrow range of opinion separates the party’s leading presidential ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Letter: Fiscal armageddon

    To the Editor:Looking back and comparing the approaches to fixing the fiscal armageddon in Illinois, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Letter: University funding

    To the Editor:Peter McPherson, an expert on university funding, should explain why athletic director ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Our View: Make vaccine exemptions harder to get

    It’s sad diseases such as measles and whooping cough have emerged again as public health concerns.In ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Letter: Support for Franks' effort

    To the Editor:Your Feb. 10 issue contained a letter to the editor critical of a bill by state Rep. J ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Roll back jury pay

    To the Editor:I agree with rolling back jury pay. Anything to save the taxpayers money.After all, $5 ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Rudy Giuliani questioning President Obama's love not legitimate

    Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat – and winning praise in some quarters – for remarks he made at a private dinner ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Head's spinning

    To the Editor:My, oh, my, it sure is easy to use “spin” to explain away any course of action.Take th ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Not so sweet on sugary tax

    Taxing sugary drinks in Illinois was a bad idea last year, and it remains a bad idea this year.The H ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Don't curb competition

    To the Editor:District 155 is considering eliminating class rank in large part because it is stressf ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Photos bring standards of beauty into focus

    Mixed messages are by their nature confusing. What, if anything, are we supposed to believe?When it ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Letter: Human trafficking forum

    To the Editor:Did you know there are an estimated 27 million people enslaved in the world today?That ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: What are we going to do about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?

    When Joe arrives, everyone he knows (Jill, Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia, John (Kerry), John (McCain) and several women he recognizes only from ha ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
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