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  • Our View: Let students go unranked

    A trend for some school districts in Illinois has found its way to McHenry County: eliminating class rank.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Don't let currency fear obstruct trade

    Both parties in Washington have coalesced on a common demon. They call it “currency manipulation,” and they’re busy designing bad policies to combat i ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No choice with measles

    To the Editor:Heather Klatt is an advocate for letting vaccination for measles be a matter of parent ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Workers shouldn't be forced to pay union dues

    SPRINGFIELD – Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?That’s t ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Oliver: If you have a love of reading, pass it on

    Many of us have fond memories of our introduction to reading.We’d snuggle up on a parent’s lap and h ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Our View: Lead like Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, didn't just snap his fingers to preserve the Union and free the slaves.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Letter: Something's brewing

    To the Editor:There is a movement brewing to have an Article V Constitutional Convention called by s ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Letter: Words from Lincoln

    To the Editor:I would like to share an excerpt from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural add ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Letter: Measles approach

    To the Editor:When I was a lad in the middle of the last century, all the kids got measles, mumps an ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Thomas: President Obama is America's Nero with a selfie stick

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessa ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Our View: Fixer-upper badly in need of rehabilitation

    Have you ever watched one of those home rehab shows on TV?You know, the ones where experts take an o ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Letter: JRW: Right, wrong or entitlement?

    To the Editor:Rev. Jesse Jackson and Father Michael Pfleger continue to harm the community they prop ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Fun needed in schools

    To the Editor:“Fun. What’s that?” a student muttered. “We don’t have fun in class anymore.”It is a s ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: Cook County politics come to Lakewood

    Lakewood created a TIF district for a sports complex, which plans to offer indoor and outdoor facilities for youth sports.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner chooses money as weapon for fight

    More than a few statehouse types have been wondering aloud for weeks what Gov. Bruce Rauner is up to with his almost daily attacks on organized labor. ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:22 pm
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