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  • Letter: Food pantry thanks

    To the Editor:The board of directors of Grafton Food Pantry would like to thank the dedicated postal ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Petri: Picasso and Fox's Victorian sensibilities

    WASHINGTON – I wouldn’t believe it if it hadn’t happened.A Fox affiliate, Fox 5 NY, when talking abo ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Our View: More security for U.S. consumers

    How safe is your personal financial information?There are more than 1 billion credit, debit and prep ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: Click it or ticket

    To the Editor:Law enforcement agencies will join the Illinois Department of Transportation and the I ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Miller: Republicans forced to choose between unions, Rauner

    Gov. Bruce Rauner had several House Republicans over to the Executive Mansion last week to ask them to vote “present” when the House Democrats’ called ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Letter: Franks, McSweeney a good team

    To the Editor:State Reps. David McSweeney and Jack Franks’ partnership in Springfield has yielded im ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Remember legislators' actions

    To the Editor:What’s going on in Springfield? How is it that state Rep. Jack Franks is appointed to ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Alternative education needed, but state cut is understandable

    Anyone who paid any attention to the Illinois gubernatorial campaign knew if Bruce Rauner was elected, cuts would be made in state spending. And anyon ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Is our world out of control?

    To the Editor:Losing our moral values is like nature’s wind out of control. Filling our minds with w ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Baltimore's problems not rooted in racist police

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are u ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Illinois pension ruling a triumph for constitutional principles

    Pundits are calling the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that threw out the 2013 pension reform bill a crushing defeat that will spell the state’s fiscal ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Penkava: The saga of the planta non grata

    I make no pretense about being the least bit knowledgeable in the area of horticulture. To this day I think that floral husbandry is when the wife flo ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Where freedom of expression meets bigotry

    It’s still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment.
    May 15, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • McCardle: Illinois should cut pension slowly, starting now

    What do states owe workers?That’s a question we’re going to be asking a lot as states wrestle with g ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Guest View: Lawmakers should protect bobcats, Illinois wildlife

    Illinois lawmakers are debating whether to open a hunting and trapping season on bobcats.If bobcat h ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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