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  • From the Editor's Desk: Bull Valley paying police chief to go away

    If village officials are to be believed, Bull Valley residents have lost their police chief and last remaining full-time law enforcement officer becau ...
    April 8, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Letter: Tragic comedy

    To the Editor:A presumptive nominee for the highest office in the land, arguably the most powerful e ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Immigration makes country stronger

    SPRINGFIELD – For some politicians, immigrants seem to be the new scapegoats for America’s woes.When ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Protect our liberty

    To the Editor:It is time for people of faith to speak out in defense of religions and to live out ou ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: The anti-Trumps unite at last in Wisconsin

    Thanks to Wisconsin, a contested Republican convention just got more likely.Donald Trump led in the ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Uncontrollable dog

    To the Editor:My wife, who is blind, and her guide dog were attacked by a pit bull March 29 as they ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Hastert shouldn't be spared from prison

    Dennis Hastert is “profoundly sorry” for the harm his misconduct has caused.Hastert, the former U.S. ...
    April 7, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Letter: Slavery and socialism

    To the Editor:Someone please tell me the difference between slavery and socialism.In slavery, you ha ...
    April 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Rauner's tragic reign

    To the Editor:It is interesting what Gov. Bruce Rauner considers “tragic.”The governor’s reaction to ...
    April 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Algonquin library board makes sound decision

    Libraries, like many other entities, are having to adapt with changing technology and consumer expectations.
    April 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sunstein: Sorry, Republicans: Ending Obama's climate rules will be harder than it looks

    Predicting the experience of his successor General Dwight Eisenhower, President Harry Truman said: “He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ ...
    April 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Overcoming little losses one sting at a time

    Dealing with life’s little losses should get easier over time, right?I’ve always hoped that to be tr ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Centegra-Northwestern 'discussions' have precedent

    Centegra Health System and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare announced Tuesday the two are exploring an affiliation.
    April 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Letter: Thank your volunteers

    To the Editor:Thank you, volunteers of McHenry County. You make our community a better place to live ...
    April 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be cautious near tractors this spring

    Farm-related deaths in Illinois reached 14 from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, according to the most recent Country Financial data. Since 2005, there ...
    April 5, 2016 - 5:30 am