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Opinion

  • Ponnuru: Why Obama should not apologize for Hiroshima

    Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, a prospect that has set off arguments about whether he should apologize for ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Denouncing nepotism

    To the Editor:The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee made history last night. In a unan ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No pensions for part time

    To the Editor:I want to applaud Erich Job’s letter published May 11 concerning possible pension abus ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Oliver: Report takes aim at enduring problem of bullying

    More than 30 years has passed since the worst of the taunts, since the worst of the relentless torture of my junior high school days.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Sorry folks, brutal TSA lines. Moose out front should have told ya

    While I always loved Chevy Chase’s original “Vacation,” the real appreciation began after I became a dad who dragged his family across the country for ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Our view: Arbitration bill bad for taxpayers

    With apologies to Yogi Bera, it’s deja vu all over again in Springfield.Less than a year ago, the De ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: To evolve requires education

    To the Editor:Graduating from Woodstock High School years ago, I entered the University of Illinois ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Hard line may further complicate school funding reform

    We saw some examples last week of why school funding reform is so difficult to accomplish in Illinois.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seniors can have extraordinary impact

    To the Editor:Each year during Senior Corps Week, we recognize the extraordinary impact Senior Corps ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

    The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the General Assembly ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their voters

    Springfield saw the arrival of a curious contraption recently.Outside the Illinois State Board of El ...
    May 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Generosity evident at SleepOut for Shelter

    McHenry County’s generosity continues to amaze me.And for this weekend’s generosity at the SleepOut ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Peterson: The dentist chair: 'Is is safe?'

    You put a lot of trust into dentists because they can make exquisite pain if they aren’t careful.Any ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: A shadow cabinet for Trump

    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what d ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: American't can't afford to disconnect

    To the Editor:A 24-hour news cycle rejects objective journalism in favor of cheap entertainment feat ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
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