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  • Our view: Illinois Constitution should serve the people

    Illinois' system of government is rigged against the very people who work day in and day out to pay for it.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Schultz: RNC'S message – be very afraid

    My first up-close glimpse into the enduring power of political fearmongering came through a two-way mirror in 2006.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Letter: Urge trustees not to sell alcohol at events

    To the Editor:Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill to allow the boards of trustees of public universities ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Letter: College foundation board was pleased with departed director

    To the Editor: I read with interest the recent article regarding the resignation of the Kishwaukee ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Our view: Take rest of July off, then back to work

    Illinois’ terrible financial crisis shows no signs of abating. If anything, the state’s financial outlook has gotten worse.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Ponnuru: Convention's unifying theme so far is... incompetence

    While Melania Trump was speaking, I tweeted that she was giving a perfectly serviceable speech about someone who did not bear much resemblance to her ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Our View: 'Pokemon Go' is a fun distraction

    In more ways than one, “Pokemon Go” is not like many smartphone apps.Many apps keep users immobile w ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Cheeky Mama: No dog days of summer for this working mama

    I enjoy the scorching summer heat. This weather warms my bones. By far, summer is my favorite season, and it’s not just because my birthday is in Augu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Letter: Not all can afford expensive licenses

    To the Editor:Regarding your opinion on raising the registration fees on gambling terminals: For the ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Our View: On concealed carry confrontations with police

    Authorities continue to investigate the fatal shooting this month of an African-American man by a Latino police officer during a traffic stop for a br ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Letter: Democracy will not flourish without God's help

    To the Editor:In his July 15 letter (“Hold fathers, leaders accountable,” page 12), Wilbur Watson i ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Sands: GOP convention party gets started

    Hello from Cleveland, where my wife, Kathy, and I are attending the Republican National Convention.I ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Barone: Trump's 'other people's money' campaign

    Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line wit ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Our view: Needing a respite from angry rhetoric

    Too many times this year, we have recoiled in disgust as irresponsible rhetoric was put into practice.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Olson: Police reports – a check against disappearing people

    “Why’s my name in the police blotter? This is ruining my life!” “You shouldn’t write anything about ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:30 am
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