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  • Letter: Kick Chicago out

    To the Editor:I came across something uttered by Rahm Emanuel the other day that piqued my interest. ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:20 am
  • Reeder: Illinois legislature lacks decorum

    SPRINGFIELD – A Champaign TV station has folks here stirred up because it caught two lawmakers playing video games on their phones while an important ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:18 am
  • Letter: Goodbye, McHenry County

    To the Editor:Congratulations, McHenry County, you just found the straw that broke the camel’s back. ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:18 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Couple of positives about McHenry County jobs

    There’s been so much negative news about Illinois recently: The state budget impasse. Attempts to increase taxes on an already overburdened populace. ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Our view: TSA delays unacceptable

    Here’s something to ponder if you find yourself one of the countless air travelers who will waste hours waiting in security lines at America’s airport ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Smith: HB 580, AFSCME undermine fair contract negotiations

    Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 580 on Monday, a bill that strips taxpayers of representation during the state’s negotiations with government-work ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:40 am
  • Hunt: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan as avatars of Newt Gingrich, Jack Kemp

    Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will eventually patch together a rapprochement.It won’t be ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am
  • Letter: Railroad problem?

    To the Editor:What is the problem with the Great Lakes Basin railroad coming into our area?Adele Mar ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No taxpayer accountability

    To the Editor:Nick Provenzano is a busy guy. On social media and election candidate profiles, he cla ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Support for redistricting reform group

    Frustrated voters who are tired of the political and governmental status quo in dysfunctional Illinois are a step closer to being able to vote for rea ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Why Obama should not apologize for Hiroshima

    Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, a prospect that has set off arguments about whether he should apologize for ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Denouncing nepotism

    To the Editor:The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee made history last night. In a unan ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No pensions for part time

    To the Editor:I want to applaud Erich Job’s letter published May 11 concerning possible pension abus ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Oliver: Report takes aim at enduring problem of bullying

    More than 30 years has passed since the worst of the taunts, since the worst of the relentless torture of my junior high school days.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Sorry folks, brutal TSA lines. Moose out front should have told ya

    While I always loved Chevy Chase’s original “Vacation,” the real appreciation began after I became a dad who dragged his family across the country for ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:36 am