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  • Our view: End pensions for McHenry County Board members

    McHenry County Board members are doing the right thing in working toward ending their participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
    June 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Six Flags Great America anniversary evokes decades of thrilling memories

    Six Flags Great America is celebrating 40 years of operation this year. Like a lot of people who grew up in the area, I fondly recall its rides, food ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Letter: There must be consequences for legislators

    To the Editor:What’s next for Illinois?The financial fix this state is in gets worse every year. Fro ...
    June 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Vote Madigan out

    To the Editor:You can describe the financial problems in Illinois with just two words: Mike Madigan. ...
    June 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Polls have bad news for Illinois Dems

    The Democrats got a bit of good news and some serious bad news in a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll. And that bad news is particularly negative ...
    June 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Sheriff's patrol tarnishes Johnsburg Memorial Day service

    To the Editor:Each year, the village of Johnsburg honors our lost loved ones in a heartfelt Memorial ...
    June 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Orlando and the gun debate

    In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the debate about gun control once again is heating up.
    June 13, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Orlando mass shooting offers contrast to gun violence response in Chicago

    The finger-pointing and politicking that tends to follow a tragedy like the repugnant mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, can be ...
    June 13, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Bloomberg: Keep nuclear power going to fight climate change

    Unloved and underappreciated, America’s nuclear reactors supply almost two-thirds of the country’s low-carbon energy – reliably and without harm to hu ...
    June 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Flag retirement ceremony Tuesday

    To the Editor:VFW Post 4600 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday, June 14, at VFW Post 46 ...
    June 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Facts about Franks

    Fact: In 1998, Jack Franks made a pledge to serve only three terms as state representative.Fact: Fra ...
    June 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Nothing feels right after Orlando massacre

    I had some ideas over the weekend regarding what I’d write about in this space. Then, Orlando, Florida, happened and, well, none of them felt right.
    June 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Thomas: Explaining Donald Trump

    NEW YORK – If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. He may not have the late Muhamm ...
    June 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Vote Republican in November

    To the Editor:The November 2016 elections are very critical for Illinois.Our state has over $100 bil ...
    June 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Use your brain; don't get scammed

    To the Editor:Beware of a new scam. You will receive a call from the IRS saying they have a lawsuit ...
    June 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
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