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  • Eric Olson: Family to remember matriarch killed in tornado

    Many of the volunteers giving so generously of their time to help tornado victims in Fairdale probably never heard of the place before April 9.
    April 18, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: Salaries at the top in Illinois public service

    To the Editor:Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed new people to serve as his a ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to tornado recovery efforts

    Thumbs-up: To all of the people who have helped with rescue and recovery efforts in Fairdale and other areas affected by the April 9 tornado. So many ...
    April 18, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Letter: A hopeful vote on Medicare

    To the Editor:I completely agree with Linda Brookhart’s April 10 letter in support of maintaining th ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Another View: A hopeful vote on Medicare

    We don’t share Capitol Hill’s sense of joy over the Medicare bill that passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama’s signature. Yes, Congress ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Stossel: Freedom of and from religion

    Religious oppression was one reason many of our ancestors came to America. They wanted to escape rulers who demanded that everyone worship their way. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Schultz: Michelle Knight – call her Lily, please

    Her name is Lily now, named for her favorite flower.To appreciate how startling it can be to first m ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Our View: Pay changes will improve transparency

    The changes approved Monday by the City Council as the clock neared midnight seem to be prudent ones that will save taxpayers money.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Letter: Gov. Rauner, restore funding for tobacco quitline

    By To the Editor:Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended the grant that funds the Illinois Tobacco ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Letter: Law in place to protect homeowners

    To the Editor:The tornado that hit Fairdale and other communities last week is heartbreaking and a g ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Ponnuru: Elizabeth Warren wrong about Social Security

    Social Security has a long-term funding gap that just keeps growing. Neither political party has a plan to pay for the promises we’ve already made to ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Milloy: Walk in an officer's shoes

    A police officer, carrying pepper spray and a gun, sees a young man trying to break into a school. The suspect begins to flee but then turns and runs ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Another View: Why paying taxes was unusually awful this year

    How did your tax filing go? If you needed any help from the Internal Revenue Service, chances are it was awful.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Lincoln still revered, 150 years later

    Americans love to root for underdogs.When underdogs prevail, their accomplishments are greatly celeb ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Couch potatoes avoid exercising – their rights

    Fitness experts point to the sedentary lifestyle as a chief culprit in the obesity epidemic that plagues many Americans.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:59 pm
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