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Opinion

  • Editor's Desk: Share your views on local races

    If you read our Opinions page regularly, you’ve likely noticed several letters to the editor in recent weeks promoting candidates in the upcoming cons ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Our view: Successful transfer of power

    Thumbs-up: To another successful and mostly peaceful transfer of power. After a contentious campaign that included violent protests, threatening phras ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:55 pm
  • A solution to the property tax problem

    Todd Grigg teaches the importance of dollars and cents.For more than 20 years, students in Grigg’s c ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 3:07 pm
  • Letter: Alcohol was the real criminal

    To the Editor:This letter is concerning the recent case of Elizabeth Kloss. Those of you who read th ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Well-run township

    To the Editor:Vote Bob Miller.I have been in Algonquin Township for many years, and I have never see ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thankful for honest people

    Letter to the Editor:On Jan. 10, I left my purse in the shopping cart at the Crystal Lake Walmart in ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Tremendous commitment to residents

    To the Editor:I am writing about a very important election that is coming up on Feb. 28. As an almos ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: Let's settle claim of voter fraud

    President Donald Trump, in back-to-back Tweets, said he will launch “a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD” - the capitalization is his - which he ha ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Trump did not serve

    To the Editor:Millions of young American men Donald Trump’s age joined or got drafted during the 196 ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Olson: A level of equality worth protesting

    I’ve heard more than a few people say they “don’t understand” why so many women marched in cities around the country a couple of weeks ago.
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Rep. McSweeney: It’s time to cut Illinois property taxes by 10 percent

    Property taxes are hurting Illinois families and each day that goes by without tax relief, the worse this problem becomes. Everywhere that I go in my ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Another view: Pipelines create jobs, help economy

    President Donald Trump has resumed progress on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.Good. ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 1:38 pm
  • Rauner refuses compromise, risks strike

    One year ago, Governor Rauner broke off contract negotiations with AFSCME, the largest union representing public service workers in state government. ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Tirio shifting burden to taxpayers

    To the Editor:When Joe Tirio ran for office, he ran on a platform of eliminating the office of count ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Frustrating County Board

    To the Editor:On Jan. 11, I attended the Algonquin Township Board meeting, an efficient meeting evid ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

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