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  • Our View: Veterans deserve our thanks every day

    The birth of Veterans Day can be traced to Nov. 11, 1918.That’s the day World War I fighting between ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Locked beach idea sinks

    To the Editor: For many years, I have been doing volunteer work raking, weeding, burning, etc. at o ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Letter: Who will I vote for?

    To the Editor:With another presidential election fast approaching, I’ve been looking high and low fo ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Keystone kaput for now

    President Barack Obama’s unilateral rejection of the proposed Keystone-XL oil pipeline that would have brought petroleum and jobs to the U.S. is anot ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: County Board betrays voters

    To the Editor:McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller throws voters under the bus. Chairman Go ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Observance offers caregivers encouragement

    November is National Family Caregivers Month, and until recently, it probably would have passed without my being aware of it.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Petri: Ben Carson explains other phenomena using pyramid logic

    Ben Carson’s gift for saying things that are right sounding but completely ungrounded in reality is not, it turns out, new.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: It’s about people using common sense

    Words and images on a sweatshirt worn by a Dixon High School junior in northwestern Illinois recently created a stir.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family Volunteer Day coming up

    Nov. 21 is the 25th Annual Family Volunteer Day. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and spend time with the ones you care about.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Miller: Budget meeting likely to lack results

    The concept of a public meeting Nov. 18 by the four legislative leaders and the governor sounds nice, but will it actually move the ball forward and b ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Gene Lyons: The Republican reality show rat race

    The current Republican presidential race is less a political contest than a reality TV series: a stage-managed melodrama with a cast of characters sel ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Fox Lake's 'G.I. Joke' proves corruption is no laughing matter

    Once again, the stink of corruption rises from Illinois.It’s a smell we in the Land of Lincoln have ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Letter: Once more with 'the vision thing'

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV) It was George H.W. Bush who ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Benefits should reach loved ones

    Sometimes people leave us unexpectedly, before we have a chance to say goodbye and before they think to put their affairs in order.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Maintain skepticism

    To the Editor:The recent news that Lt. Joe Gliniewicz killed himself and was in fact a criminal who ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
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