31FOvercastFull Forecast
Shaw Media Auctions


  • Ponnuru: A skeptical look at Trump's 'coattails effect'

    During the presidential campaign, it commonly was said by analysts on the left and the right any other Republican nominee would be beating Hillary Cli ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: An earworm in the windmills of my mind

    The other day I was writing a column referencing the song, “Windmills of Your Mind.” It was sung by Noel Harrison in 1968 and won an Academy Award for ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • Another view: A stand against hate

    The morning after Donald Trump’s election as president, a student at Baylor University had a nasty, hate-filled encounter on her way to class. A nati ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Madigan's plan a crime against Illinois taxpayers

    When you’re not committed to fixing a problem, it’s only going to get worse.That’s certainly the cas ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Berg: Action needed on Illinois’ manufacturing meltdown

    Al Popovich is a maker.He’s been in the manufacturing business since he was an 18-year-old trying to ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Dave says: Is this plan too intense?

    Dear Dave,My wife and I make a little over $50,000 a year combined, and we’re almost debt-free. Righ ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Letter: To recover, employ laughter, liquor and chocolate

    To the Editor:Now that the presidential election is over, the negative political radio commercials h ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Protests take away democracy

    To the Editor:It is our right to express our opinions, but when it turns into protests against an el ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: There's always something to be thankful for

    SPRINGFIELD – As Thanksgiving approaches, like many folks, I find myself missing family members who have died and wondering what there is to be thankf ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Election about public lands

    To the Editor:The Department of the Interior oversees and manages national parks and monuments, wild ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Time change takes toll on senior’s sleep cycle

    Nothing quite says “winter’s coming” than the return to Central Standard Time. That is, nothing quite says it like it getting dark at 4:30 p.m. each d ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Our View: Jekyll-Hyde conduct sours governance

    What does “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, have to do with American post-election politics ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Letter: To make America great, we need men, money and management

    To the Editor:Win or lose let’s make America great again will live on longer than Donald. Let’s see ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Franks has mandate

    To the Editor:As a Republican, I am delighted Jack Franks has been elected with an overwhelming mand ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Clinton may have lost, but women still won

    There will be the temptation to see Hillary Clinton’s defeat as evidence that a woman can’t rise to the top. If we’re not careful, the dominant gender ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Watch Now

    Reader Poll

    Do you have an old TV set or computer that needs to be recycled?