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  • Lane: Populist panderers make their pitches

    The rise of Donald Trump in the Republican presidential contest and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side represents a stunning political development: ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Letter: Check out Vote Smart

    To the Editor:Citizens have got to know about Project Vote Smart, a nonpartisan group of students an ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Letter: Columbus was greedy

    To the Editor:Christopher Columbus Day is celebrated widely by all Americans.It is a day where we ta ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Letter: Common Sense dies

    To the Editor:Common Sense, who has been with us for many years, has died.No one knows for sure how ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Our View: United Way worthy of your donation

    The United Way of Greater McHenry County kicked off its annual fundraising drive this week.Although ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republican tax plans suffer from Romney redux

    Three of the Republican presidential candidates have produced comprehensive plans for tax reform: first Marco Rubio, then Rand Paul and now Jeb Bush.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Failure of duty

    To the Editor:I have been an elected public official and understand the importance of the oath I was ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Not pleased with police

    To the Editor:The police in the city of Crystal Lake are not doing their jobs as they should.There a ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Lawmakers look busy, do little

    SPRINGFIELD – It seems everyone is mad at the state of Illinois.One of the hottest is Danny Chasteen ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Oliver: Should there be handwringing over handwriting?

    If we stop for a moment and reflect on the number of ways technology has touched our lives, we might be surprised.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Our View: Time for urgency on state budget

    If Illinois’ state government were a house, things would be just fine in the living room, but there’s a fire smoldering in the attic.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Letter: Leaders don't care

    To the Editor:I would like to point out that all the alleged leaders we have who are for the upcomin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Thomas: Donald Trump is 'Lonesome Rhodes'

    Rarely and, perhaps, not in modern times has a presidential campaign more resembled the classic 1957 film, “A Face in the Crowd.”
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Letter: Complexity of words

    To the Editor:Words can be complex things.I was reminded of this when, reading a recent Northwest He ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Letter: Kudos to Sen. Dick Durbin

    To the Editor:A recent letter (“Get a clue,” Sept. 5) took aim at an Associated Press story regardin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:04 pm
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