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  • Miller: Cullerton's threat prompts progress

    “The governor has linked things together,” Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago in January. “We don’t have a b ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Hultgren should resign

    To the Editor:Months ago, I appealed to Congressman Randy Hultgren to investigate political corrupti ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Students need more math

    To the Editor:I disagree with Michael Penkava’s “Taking algebra out of life’s equation” (April 2). ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Motorcyclists return to county roadways

    I was 18, driving home from my high school team’s soccer practice, when I moved from the right lane to the left. I’m not sure what I was thinking (or ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • Another view: If Hastert feels remorse, let's hear from the Coach himself

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who stands accused of sexually molesting and inappropriately touching five teenagers long ago, doesn’t seem to un ...
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Sanders rages against the dying of the light

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders could see his flame fading during the debate with Hillary Clinton on Thursday. If he loses the New York primary on Tuesday ...
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Franks, McSweeney bills move forward

    The state of Illinois is in dire financial straits.If you live here and don’t know that, you’re eith ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Peterson: The ins and outs of laundry tasks

    I make a point of making sure my white T-shirts are turned right side out when I take them off at the end of the day. Same goes for my socks.
    April 17, 2016 - 4:08 pm
  • Thomas: Congress still wasting taxpayers' money

    As the tax deadline approaches, it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money.
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Industries want unfettered access to public lands

    To the Editor:The public lands Americans cherish are in danger. Google “Sagebrush Rebellion” and “Wi ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Schofield: Dirty campaigns keep good people from running for office

    As an elected official, I often am asked why more good people do not run for office. The answer is simple. We no longer live in an era where experienc ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Looking for a leader

    To the Editor:Our world is whirling and twirling out of control. Chaotic fear and anger have taken h ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: No Fox Lake pension decision yet

    Illinois’ pension issues are well documented.But in one case, it’s clear common sense needs to take ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up, Thumbs Down: Helping fund homeless services

    Thumbs up: To the schools and law enforcement involved in Operation Click for continuing to promote safe driving to area high school students. This we ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: Simpler tax laws needed to curb shelters

    Americans’ faith in their financial system has rarely been so low. Presidential candidates in both parties, from Sen. Ted Cruz on the right to Sen. Be ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:20 am
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