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  • Carlson: Jon Stewart no longer will be looking out for us

    It was only minutes into an interview with Jon Stewart before a screening of his film, “Rosewater,” last November when I knew he never would return fu ...
    Feb. 14, 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: Keys ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lane: Coming under fire nothing for reporter to brag about

    In hindsight, the tip-off Brian Williams was making up that story about getting shot at over Iraq in 2003 was he seemed to think it was something to b ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Brazile: Bumpy roads ahead to 2016 president nominations

    Less than a year from now, voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere will gather in town centers, gymnasiums, local libraries and school cafeterias ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Hunt: Obama's final legacy will be set by foreign policy

    There’s been a lot of handwringing over whether President Barack Obama’s tone and message in the January State of the Union address and last week’s bu ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Climate change is real

    To the Editor:Thanks for Kevin Lyons’ excellent column on the differences between scientific conclus ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Easy to criticize

    To the Editor:Regarding Robert Meale’s letter (“Wacky world?” Feb. 8), and I quote: “I wonder what P ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Jury service is a duty, not a job

    McHenry County officials are trying to push back on one of the final unfunded mandates Gov. Pat Quinn left in his wake: a huge increase in pay for jur ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Men wearing knee socks is no shin

    I want a pair of presidential socks. A drawer full of them, actually.You see President Barack Obama ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Letter: RSVP recognizes donations

    To the Editor:The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Pension benefit formulas

    To the Editor:A truthful fair market valuation of the unfunded Illinois pension debt is $330 billion ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Grateful to first responders

    To the Editor:I have lived in Johnsburg for 14 years. During these years, I’ve had the opportunity t ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Time to cancel medical drama

    Illinois has a new spinoff from the hit TV series “The Walking Dead.”No, it’s not the “Driving Dead” ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: 6 questions as Scott Walker eyes a 2016 campaign

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading some presidential primary polls in Iowa and New Hampshire.He ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Don't need college degree to be educated

    SPRINGFIELD – Americans care too little about education and too much about diplomas.Here in Springfi ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:42 pm
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