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  • Our View: Change the broken system

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Sunstein: Obama's new greenhouse gas rules will pay off

    When it comes to regulating greenhouse gases, some people think the more stringent the rules, the better. Others favor the more pragmatic approach cha ...
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Barone: Obama bets nuke deal will change Iran; few agree

    “Faute de mieux.” That means “for want of something better” in Secretary of State John Kerry’s second language. It also is the best case made by its j ...
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Another View: Step forward for gays in Scouts

    The Boy Scouts of America made a historic step forward last week, lifting its blanket prohibition on openly gay leaders.
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Letter: ​The months are “floating” by

    To the Editor:      There are many songs with time in their theme. “It’s 3 o’clock In the Morning,” ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Harrop: Get government out of marriage altogether

    When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be ne ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Another View: Technology hits and misses

    Technology has come a long way in the past century. The first vehicles that bore across our nation came in any color you wanted, as long as you wanted ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Letter: Misplaced spending priorities

    To the Editor:I am very disappointed with the school board’s decision to approve the layoffs of cust ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Letter: Health Care Options Act is 1st step out of ACA

    To the Editor:After No Child Left Behind, states were left with federal standards to improve and ass ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to National Night Out, which helps build trust between police, community

    Thumbs-up: To the National Night Out event planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in DeKalb. The annual event will be a team effort between public safety age ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Olson: For animals, names change everything

    Stories like the ones reporter Adam Poulisse has been writing about the missing Blanding’s turtle are enough to make an editor jump up and down in the ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Bernstein: No, Trump can't win. And yes, Clinton can

    I spent a nice long weekend away from the news, and returned to find people talking about how Donald Trump might really win and how Joe Biden could wi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Schultz: Honoring Cecil the Lion

    Whew. Boy, are we an angry country.Seldom do I avoid the company of my fellow animal lovers. But thi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Another View: Clinton's climate-plan gap

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new plan to ramp up emissions-free renewable energy. That puts her head-and- shoulders above her GOP rivals, who range fr ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Another View: Enforce gun laws on the books

    Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminal ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you glad that "Happy Hour" is legal once again in Illinois?
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    Didn't notice it was banned