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  • Sunstein: Gay marriage easier sell than abortion

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on the question of whether the Constitution allows states to ban same-sex marriages. Whatever it ...
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Barone: Hillary Clinton – Out of sync with the times

    Presidents are inevitably shaped by the circumstances in which they campaign for – and come into – office. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt called for “bol ...
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Another View: Estate tax addresses income inequality

    Ohio’s repeal of its estate tax more than two years ago has had a disastrous impact on local communities that relied on revenue from the tax to pay fo ...
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Strohacker: Farmers market coming to Genoa

    The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce The Genoa Homegrown and Handmade Fresh Farmers Market. We are working hard to make our mark ...
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Athletes' safety is top priority

    Head injuries in football and all sports are serious business.Although progress has been made in the ...
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Harrop: Often there's no sensible middle

    Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, “demonstrating” ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • O'Brien: Don't have to like Bernanke's Wall St. payday

    WASHINGTON – If anyone deserves a seven-figure sinecure, it’s Ben Bernanke.The former Fed Chair put ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • 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 - 9:53 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: Tuition discount a net benefit to universities, employees

    To the Editor: I completely agree with Linda Brookhart’s April 10 letter in support of maintaining t ...
    April 18, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • 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
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