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  • Letter: A lot at stake

    To the Editor:The national election in November 2016 is about the Supreme Court.Up to four Supreme C ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Rauner escaping, but could be running out of time

    There are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is “winning” our latest, and perhaps, greatest statehouse impasse in Illinois history.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • 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
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