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  • McCaleb: Fear drives vote for Madigan as House speaker

    A new General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday, followed by an election of chamber leaders.Barring som ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Letter: Open house for VFW post 5040

    To the Editor:VFW post 5040 in Woodstock has moved to a new address and is planning an open house. T ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Madigan becoming Rauner's white whale

    Back in December, Gov. Bruce Rauner was asked by a Chicago TV reporter whether he planned to run for re-election. Rauner said he wasn’t focused on suc ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Rutland politics prevails, for now

    Politics raised its ugly head at a special Rutland Township meeting to consider a matter relating to the April Consolidated Election.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: We're still suckers for celebrity speeches

    When some of the world was chattering and/or tweeting about what celebrities were wearing and the scolding Donald Trump was getting at the Golden Glob ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Sullivan: Bringing business back to small-town America

    How do we bring small businesses, shops and restaurants back to downtown Wonder Lake, filling vacant buildings and storefronts and reshaping and boost ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:53 pm
  • Another view: Cleaning up VA should be a top priority

    The body of a military veteran was left in a Veterans Affairs health care facility shower room for more than nine hours before someone finally had it ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Rubin: Answers to 10 questions that will determine Donald Trump's fate

    Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in. More than most presidencies, uncertainty (for some, panic) may be the defining sentiment as th ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:07 pm
  • Begalka: Coffee shops have long had a place in McHenry County

    I was intrigued to read that Starbucks Coffee Corp. is poised to overtake McDonald’s Corp. as the world’s most valuable restaurant company.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Stiemke: Don't let the cold freeze your volunteer spirit

    Baby, it’s cold outside! Sometimes it’s easy to hide out in my house and not let the distractions enter in.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Reeder: Illinois forfeiture law needs to change

    SPRINGFIELD – Henry County, a rural piece of western Illinois sliced by two interstates and the home of the “Hog Capital of the World,” is hardly the ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Letter: County Board should not have removed Yensen as committee chair

    To the Editor:It is appalling that Dr. Paula Yensen, an extremely qualified Democratic member of the ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Census data brings little joy

    Illinois certainly didn’t get much of a Christmas gift from the U.S. Census Bureau.A report right be ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • McArdle: Some blue-collar workers shouldn't do pink jobs

    Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Henry Higgins demands to know in “My Fair Lady.” These days, labor economists are asking the opposite question: ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Olson: Ugly video no excuse for ugly commentary

    There’s been some argument about whether the actions depicted in the videos of a white teenager tied up and tormented by four black people – three of ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:24 pm
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