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  • Letter: Looking for a leader

    To the Editor:Our world is whirling and twirling out of control. Chaotic fear and anger have taken h ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: No Fox Lake pension decision yet

    Illinois’ pension issues are well documented.But in one case, it’s clear common sense needs to take ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up, Thumbs Down: Helping fund homeless services

    Thumbs up: To the schools and law enforcement involved in Operation Click for continuing to promote safe driving to area high school students. This we ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: Simpler tax laws needed to curb shelters

    Americans’ faith in their financial system has rarely been so low. Presidential candidates in both parties, from Sen. Ted Cruz on the right to Sen. Be ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:20 am
  • Consolidation a must for Ill. government units

    Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close.
    April 16, 2016 - 5:20 am
  • Penkava: The continuing saga of car pieces

    I really don’t get it. As a teenager, I was never into cars. I mean, sure, a brand new ’67 Ford Mustang was cool at the time, but budgetary restrictio ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: Eliminate class-ranking systems

    To the Editor:It is truly great news that Huntley High School has eliminated the petrified class-ran ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: End abusive travel, entertainment expenses by public officials

    We wholeheartedly support legislation by state Rep. David McSweeney that seeks to rein in inexcusable travel and dining expenses of local government o ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rivals should join forces to stump Trump

    Donald Trump is getting some unlikely assistance from his opponents in his uphill effort to win a majority of Republican presidential delegates. Texas ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Electronic signs in Cary

    To the Editor:I find it interesting that Mark Kownick and Ellen McAlpine are concerned what people d ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • More reasons to simplify tax code

    Americans’ faith in their financial system has rarely been so low. Presidential candidates in both parties, from Sen. Ted Cruz on the right to Sen. Be ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:10 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Operation Click helps save lives

    Congratulations to Marengo High School junior Cassidy Bowers and Harvard High School senior Katie Wright. The two McHenry County students were the luc ...
    April 15, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Our view: State's late fees a source of shame

    Even in state government, $160 million is a figure not to be scoffed at.Neither is $900 million.Thos ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Illinois' system of mass incarceration isn't working

    When they let me out of prison, I held my head up highDetermined I would rise above the shameBut no ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Expand flood insurance options

    When it comes to preparing for severe weather, life in the Midwest has its challenges.This year, a w ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
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