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  • Letter: College savings plans invest in our future and economy

    To the Editor:The treasurer is the state of Illinois’ chief investment officer. We invest in people ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Pitts: I've got your back, Ashley Judd

    Dear Ashley Judd:I guess this is a fan letter, although it is not written in praise of your work in ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Corruption is bipartisan

    To the Editor:Peoria U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock was a rising star in the Republican Party. He accomplish ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Our View: Digital billboard plan doesn't fit

    Digital signs have grown in popularity as an eye-catching way to display multiple messages to the public.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Another View: Online threats a real danger

    There is the Internet you see, and the Internet most of us never see.On the surface, the Internet is ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Letter: Haji-Sheikh best choice to represent 5th Ward

    To the Editor: I am writing to offer my support to Michael Haji-Sheikh in his bid for DeKalb 5th War ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Barone: Will Hispanics fire up America?

    “Firing up America” is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America’s Latinos. Its tone is res ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Another View: Higher cost for higher ed

    The budget outline released by House Republicans would freeze levels of financial aid for poor college students, on the pretext that the Obama adminis ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Our View: Discouraging news on FOIA

    Despite reform efforts and good intentions from some, Illinois residents still are often left in the dark when it comes to records of what’s happening ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Harrop: Clinton and gender politics no simple matter

    Carly Fiorina has evidently hired herself as hit woman going after Hillary Clinton and her likely run for president. Fiorina is former chief of Hewlet ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Binnendijk: The costs of a war with Iran

    Joshua Muravchik’s op-ed, “War is the only way to stop Iran,” was beneficial in two ways. It clarified the likely alternative to the negotiations on I ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Another View: Congress should authorize war on Islamic State

    For seven months, the United States has been engaged in military action – war, to put it plainly – against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Yet it’s n ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Eric Olson: Contested races make elections better

    It’s a good thing for a community to have contested elections.When a candidate has no opponent in an ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Letter: Obama administration doesn't care for protocol

    To the Editor:Protocol? Protocol? How dare President Barack Obama and his administration even use th ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Letter: 'Right to work' laws not for workers

    To the Editor:So-called “right to work” laws provide neither “rights” nor “work.”Their sole purpose ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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