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  • Szabo: Amendatory veto needed for Illinois' small businesses

    When Gov. Bruce Rauner was running for office, he talked a lot about his support for Illinois small businesses. He even used his inaugural address to ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Send in the clowns

    To the Editor:The GOP candidates are beginning to get serious.Donald Trump is trying to convince fol ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Democrats to blame

    To the Editor:I suggest the headline writers become more factual.“Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Pla ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Deaths like Cecil’s in Illinois

    To the Editor:Cecil the lion is dead. Why? Some coward with a cruel, sadistic heart thought it was f ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Great place to live

    To the Editor:It was a beautiful Saturday evening, and we had two options:Lollapalooza – Drive two h ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Obama keeps his promises on carbon

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: “...if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It’s just that it will ba ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Remap reform group off to a promising start

    In May, the Independent Map Amendment Coalition announced its petition drive to establish a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission in Illino ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Budget stalemate's harm

    To the Editor:Turning Point is the only domestic violence agency and shelter serving McHenry County. ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Nine gifted politicians, 1 broken party

    The Republican Party, partially but not entirely thanks to Donald Trump, just gave us perhaps the most entertaining debate in presidential primary his ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Legacy and consequence?

    To the Editor:What’s a legacy? Political leaders are said to be concerned with their legacies, the h ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Step into the circle

    To the Editor:I am proud to be among the first to join McHenry County Community Foundation’s Give 36 ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted this week

    A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Plann ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: What we’ve got here is a failure to educate

    Warning: This is a cranky column. The crankage factor here will be high … the journalistic equivalent of DEFCON 2, but without the nuclear stuff. But, ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Our View: Developing better leaders for the future

    With Illinois stuck in the second month of a budget stalemate, it’s hard to see much hope for compromise.
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Congressional missteps could hurt Republican candidates

    When the Republican-run Congress convened in January, Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado freshman, said his party’s task was to show it could govern “respo ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
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