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  • Craver: It's time for the media to stop making mass shooters famous

    I won’t give the troubled man who shot two Virginia journalists on live TV last week the attention he so richly craved by using his name in this colum ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Our View: Stay safe in school zones

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To safe ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dvorak: She survived Katrina but lost her city

    It was 10 years ago that Lois Rice began counting down the rest of her life in the number of breaths that remained in those few inches of air between ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Five leading indicators for the 2016 presidential race

    Here are the five things I’m watching between now and Halloween in the 2016 presidential contest. Boo!
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Keeping abreast of the real Colonel Sanders

    Lard. I loved watching my mom plop a massive dollop of that white pig fat into a hot frying pan and see it melt and sizzle and bubble. It was as if th ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Letter: Call for consolidation

    To the Editor:With around 7,000 units of government, the state of Illinois ranks No. 1 in all 50 sta ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: 4-H more than pigs

    To the Editor:It’s very nice to see 4-H news in your newspaper. However, 4-H has more members than t ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Reducing immigrant count

    To the Editor:Thanks to Donald Trump, the other Republican candidates are being forced to discuss il ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Here's how Biden-Warren sort of makes sense

    If Joe Biden was trying to unsettle Hillary Clinton by meeting with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, here’s a way to really rattle her: Pick the Mas ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Costly District 200 budget

    To the Editor:The Woodstock District 200 budget to be approved Sept. 22 will raise the tax rate from ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Why Donald Trump's immigration proposals are resonating

    Reactions to Donald Trump’s immigration plan have been predictably polarized, with people either thinking it will make America great again or consider ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: Labor arbitration best tool to protect vital services, resolve state contracts

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and a variety of state workers, including those who perform essential services such as our state’s child care providers and home car ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: More than businesses leaving Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is experiencing brain drain.Just as adults are migrating to states with bette ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Thomas: Jimmy Carter's peace includes being prepared

    When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Trump this

    To the Editor:Is anyone else getting tired of hearing Donald Trump brag about how wealthy he is? He’ ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
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