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  • From the Editor's Desk: Honor veteran with 'Everyday Hero' nomination

    Every November, we set aside a day to honor and thank our nation’s military veterans.Veterans Day is ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Our view: Franks, McSweeney seek to protect taxpayers from lame-duck lawmakers

    For months, we’ve been expecting a sad repeat of the 2011 lame-duck session of the Illinois General Assembly.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Wolves are champions, a class act

    Thumbs up: To the Prairie Ridge football team, which won the Class 6A IHSA football championship last weekend in convincing fashion. The Wolves (14-0) ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: Amending the amendment?

    Imagine you live in a place that passed an amendment to its state constitution, and 10 days after the election, no one is really sure what effect the ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: A new approach to choosing Illinois' House speaker:

    The goal of the Illinois Legislature, reduced to its simplest terms, is to make life better for all the people of Illinois.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Our View: Spike in police deaths is alarming

    One can’t draw causation from rhetoric, national media attention or social media outrage, but there definitely has been an increase in the deaths of p ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up: To Thanksgiving Day volunteers

    Thumbs up: To the hundreds of volunteers who attended the 26th annual Community Harvest on Thankgiving Day to help sort and box donated food items to ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Shop local, stay local

    It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving.You’re still suffering from a turkey, football and family hangove ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Be safe if traveling this Thanksgiving

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, an annual holiday when families come together to enjoy each other’s company and a good meal, and to give thanks for all of o ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Union must see reality

    We wouldn’t like to hear our boss tell us that for the next four years our pay would be frozen and we’d have to pay double for health insurance.
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: A stand against hate

    The morning after Donald Trump’s election as president, a student at Baylor University had a nasty, hate-filled encounter on her way to class. A nati ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Jekyll-Hyde conduct sours governance

    What does “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, have to do with American post-election politics ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Our view: Pass budget with no tax hike

    Like procrastinating teens putting off a big homework assignment, this summer Illinois’ leaders found a way to put off addressing our state’s budget p ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Support Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign

    <div class='p_News_text'>Thumbs up: To the Salvation Army of McHenry County, which kicked off its an ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Thank veterans year-round

    President Barack Obama called President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory and to begin preparing for a peace ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:09 pm
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