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  • Another view: Taxing college piggy bank withdrawals

    President Barack Obama has caused a furor with his plan to tax withdrawals from so-called 529 plans, a tax-advantaged savings account through which fa ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Our view: No respect? Eliminate the office

    If comedian Rodney Dangerfield were still alive, he would sympathize with the office of Illinois lieutenant governor.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Office workers have long stood up against sitting

    To sit or to stand? That is the question for a growing number of office workers, after a flurry of reports suggesting that remaining seated at a desk ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Harrop: Google Glass joins failure hall of fame

    Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures.Many bright ideas have foundered ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Another view: Plan to boost middle class could help

    President Barack Obama pulled off quite the stunt in his State of the Union speech last week: He helped the middle class by offering a dead-on-arrival ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Letter: GOP should abandon 'class warfare' rhetoric

    To the Editor:It is a supreme irony that the only people who nowadays use the term “class warfare” a ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Letter: Expanding gambling a failed, flawed solution

    To the Editor:Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems leads the statewide coalition ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Carson: Choosing the challenging road to reconciliation

    A few days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Edward Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the New York Police Depar ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to more spending money

    Thumbs-up: To more spending money. Some consumers and business owners alike say they’re seeing a difference this month in spending patterns because of ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Eric Olson: The trouble with making school 'free'

    Instead of making community college “free” for everyone, we should focus first on making college more affordable for everyone.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Jason Akst: Education's worth depends on framing

    Schools grab headlines all the time. So does President Barack Obama, and the State of the Union address usually dominates the news cycle for a few day ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Letter: Defined contribution plans not answer for Illinois

    To the Editor:The pension reform plan outlined in your January 20 editorial, “Our View: Plan B for p ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Internet incentives as stores close doors

    We are getting a first-hand look at the realities of how Internet retailing has changed the landscape in DeKalb. Some people are fretting over the los ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Letter: 'American Sniper' is a great movie

    To the Editor:After seeing the movie "American Sniper" and hearing the negative comments, I want to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Schultz: Unraveling the myths of community college

    Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University’s early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide. She’d ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:51 pm
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