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  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to public service in Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist. Topinka, 70, died ea ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Letter: McHenry Township too costly for taxpayers

    To the Editor:The township lobby organization machine, Township Officials of Illinois (TOI), in Spri ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Being mad is no excuse

    To the Editor:It is a sad thing that happened in Ferguson, Missouri. A black man losing his life for ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Observances about decency

    To the Editor:I saw a Republican governor on Fox News being interviewed, and he said conservatives s ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Column: Rep. Paul Ryan's hope for a Congress that works

    Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month’s election and plan strateg ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Judge's race shows flaws in elections

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier won retention in November’s election.That’s hardly new ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Shoppers can use these tips to thwart thieves

    The holiday shopping season brings stress to a lot of people. Amid the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to let one’s guard down.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Our View: Local police help make good news

    Police officers have suffered quite the image problem lately.Late last month, a St. Louis County gra ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Wanting diocese support

    To the Editor:President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order granting protection from dep ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Proud of these students

    To the Editor:Among God’s many blessings we are grateful for this Thanksgiving season are good-heart ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: Chinese media banning puns? End pun control

    A loaded pun can be deadly.And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Food pantry support

    To the Editor:To our neighbors in Crystal Lake in the Park Phase 1, thank you.You have been very car ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Chicago derails minimum wage momentum

    Pretty much every statehouse finger of blame was pointing north toward Chicago for the minimum wage hike bill’s failure during the legislative veto se ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Hentoff: Rand Paul finds victory, anger on campaign trail

    Increasingly, it seems more Americans are becoming less influenced by their political parties when casting their votes, as Republican Rand Paul is fin ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Veterans Day honor

    To the Editor:I was honored to be asked to give a short talk about my experiences at the recent Vete ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
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