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  • Letter: Picking and choosing

    To the Editor:I am a little confused when I hear supporters of the right to bear arms cite the Const ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Letter: It is time to stand

    To the Editor:The Rev. Billy Graham said, “When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Petri: Sean Penn meets God

    Ever since reading Sean Penn’s article for Rolling Stone about his meeting with El Chapo, I have been unable to get his writing style out of my head. ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Don't try to breathe life into a dead scandal

    This just in: Nothing boosts circulation or enhances ratings like a sex scandal. The more prominent the actors and the more prurient the allegations, ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: More leaders like Franks

    To the Editor:Kudos to State Rep. Jack Franks for having the courage to call out the governor and le ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Walters best choice for recorder

    To the Editor:I was amused when I read county recorder candidate Joe Tirio’s statement about abolish ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Bedford Falls has nothing on Woodstock.

    To the Editor:Ode to Woodstock for John KassalTo the rescue team, simply the best.To Bonnie O’Neil, ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Hillary Clinton: Slip slidin' away

    “Slip slidin’ awaySlip slidin’ awayYou know the nearer your destinationThe more you’re slip slidin’ ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: President lacking soul

    To the EditorMy good liberal friend, Stan Perrin, unwittingly described President Barack Obama in hi ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Less transparency last thing Illinois needs

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s task force to streamline government and lessen costs came out with its report earlier this month.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Kenneally's passion

    To the Editor:I want to write in support of the candidacy of Patrick Kenneally for the position of M ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: New leadership required

    To the Editor:McHenry County needs new leaders in government.For too long, we continue to elect the ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McArdle: A welcome encore from the Obama of '08

    I’m tempted to say every president has a moment when he breaks his arm patting himself on the back.W ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Important business to address in Springfield

    Thumbs down: To Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, who have canceled all House and Senate sessions for the m ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Sleep-Talking and other nocturnal musings

    I’m a talker. I have the knack to start up a conversation with just about anybody in just about any situation. When I was a kid, I even talked to mann ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 1:58 am
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