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  • Peterson: Got a second? Now you do

    We’ve been given a gift this year by scientists, and you’ve got to love them.Before the clock strike ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Letter: Successful Rudolph exhibit

    To the Editor:Thanks to all those who contributed to this season’s highly successful Rudolph the Red ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Tax reform in 2015? Not a chance, and here's why

    Tax reformers’ hope springs eternal, but don’t bet on a big tax deal in 2015 or 2016. Don’t bet on a medium-sized one either.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Valuing evidence

    To the Editor:First, thanks to Mark Wilcox for years of correcting misinformation in letters on this ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No such thing as 'free'

    To the Editor:President Barack Obama recently announced his proposal to make two years of community ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Typical Quinn as he leaves Springfield

    We used this space last week to describe the disappointing tenure of Pat Quinn’s time as Illinois governor.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scott Reeder: Too much licensing of jobs in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Why do we license barbers? Or roofers? Or interior decorators?I’ve never quite underst ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Letter: Real health care reform

    To the Editor:To begin with, I will state that I am in no way an expert. I only have God-given commo ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fighting Homelessnes: Support local organization, agencies in homeless fight

    As a 16-year-old girl in the early 1960s, my mother found herself in a frightening and terrible situation she never could have imagined: She was homel ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rockford a better option than Peotone

    The Illinois Department of Transportation finished 2014 by paying about $2.8 million for more than 245 acres of land in Beecher and Peotone to build a ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Roadside assistance

    To the Editor:I want to thank Prairie Grove police officer Dan for his help when we slid off the roa ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Basketball fun

    To the Editor:I would like to thank all the kids that had so much fun at the 19th Annual McHenry Sch ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Poor road maintenance

    To the Editor:Let’s give full recognition to the McHenry Township Road District for a lousy job.As t ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Free speech, expression must be protected

    As someone who has worked in a newsroom, I can scarcely imagine the horror and terror that took place last week at the office of the satirical newspap ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Letter: Kiwanis Santa Run success

    To the Editor:The Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club just completed its third annual countywide Santa Run for ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
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