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  • Our view: Progressive tax a jobs killer

    The Illinois House could vote as early as today on a constitutional amendment to create a new, graduated income tax system that would be a disaster fo ...
    NEW: May 3, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Our view: Illinois should end statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases

    Federal Judge Thomas M. Durkin did not mince words last week in sentencing former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to a 15-month jail term in ...
    April 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up: Motorola sale brings new hope, and more

    Thumbs up: To the purchase of the 1.52-million-square-foot former Motorola campus in Harvard for $9.3 million. Online auction house Ten-X.com auctione ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Our view: IHSA needs to enact maximum pitch count rule

    It's time that the Illinois High School Association enacts a pitch count rule for high school baseball.
    April 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Support for fantasy sports legislation

    Back in December, when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an advisory opinion that daily fantasy sports companies constitute illegal gambli ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Redistricting reform must happen

    We have been advocates of redistricting reform in Illinois for many, many years. When political bos ...
    April 27, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Our View: Payout blunder is typical Illinois

    What’s the matter with Illinois?Illinoisans are shaking their heads about last week’s announcement b ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Jacobson should resign, or felony prosecution pursued

    John Jacobson is hurting Hebron whether he admits it or not. He owes it to the residents of Hebron to step down from his role as village president for ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Our view: Celebrate Earth Day year-round

    Today marks the 46th Earth Day, a movement that was started in hopes of motivating people to action to save the planet. But even in 1970, its principl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Political gerrymandering leads to Illinois' financial crisis

    Comptroller Leslie Munger’s decision to make state officeholders and legislators wait for their paychecks the same way others who rely on the state to ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Voters will have choices in November

    Elections are supposed to be about choices.That’s why it’s so discouraging in McHenry County when so ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Motorcycles are back; be careful

    McHenry County experienced its first nice weather weekend of the spring, and already we’ve seen a handful of crashes involving motorcycles.
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: If Hastert feels remorse, let's hear from the Coach himself

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who stands accused of sexually molesting and inappropriately touching five teenagers long ago, doesn’t seem to un ...
    April 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: No Fox Lake pension decision yet

    Illinois’ pension issues are well documented.But in one case, it’s clear common sense needs to take ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up, Thumbs Down: Helping fund homeless services

    Thumbs up: To the schools and law enforcement involved in Operation Click for continuing to promote safe driving to area high school students. This we ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
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