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Opinion

  • An unfunded mandate we can support

    Public school administrators and boards of education have complained bitterly about being inundated with unfunded state mandates, and rightly so.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Disappointing service

    To the Editor:It's time to replace Mike Lesperance. We had high hopes but he has been very disappoin ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Liberals unglued

    To the Editor:After reading the Letters to the Editor over the past few weeks, it is clear the menta ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Help Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake

    One of our many fantastic area nonprofits is hosting its biggest fundraiser in the next few weeks. It’s not just a painless way to raise some cash for ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Another view: Move foreward with Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

    Among the headlines President Donald Trump made during his first week was one citing his executive order to clear obstacles standing in the way of the ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • PHOTOS: Alex Kube, former Cary-Grove standout and NIU football player, remembered in pictures

    Alex Kube, former Cary-Grove standout and NIU football player, is remembered in pictures. Kube, 29, died late Wednesday night, February 8, 2017, with ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 7:44 pm
  • Letter: Integrity and transparency

    To the Editor:Algonquin Township has 56 miles of roadways under its responsibility, one of the fewes ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: Donald Trump's moral blind spot

    Of all the strangely accommodating remarks President Donald Trump has made about Russian President Vladimir Putin, none is quite so startling and pern ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Don't forget your headlights

    To the Editor:A not-so-gentle reminder to all those driving in rain, fog, and semi-darkness to turn ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Don't repeal without replacement

    To the Editor:The Affordable Care Act is not perfect. What is the old saying? “Something is better t ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Rauner's regrettable decision to hire Munger

    SPRINGFIELD – When I heard last week that Gov. Bruce Rauner hired former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger for a $135,000-a-year job, I just groaned.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Letter: Good job, County Board!

    To the Editor:I commend our McHenry County Board for swiftly enacting their Department of Health’s S ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Please stay out of the streets

    To the Editor:Protests everywhere. Why? Who is behind them?For eight years, conservative Americans s ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Stop filing trivial legislation

    As far as we know, there is no sanity test for Illinois state legislators.However, if a particular p ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Protect his job?

    To the Editor:Regarding Editor Dan McCaleb’s column, “Economist says U.S. , Illinois heading in oppo ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Which would you be more inclined to do for charity?
    Shave my head
    Jump into icy water