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  • Letter: Make Sundays church days again

    To the Editor:I often wonder what life would be like today if we could go back to the good old days. ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Stossel: Government’s ‘progress’ not always best sort

    Obamacare. The War on Drugs. A War on Poverty. Prohibition. The idea that government will bring social progress isn’t new.
    July 17, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Letter: Mayor’s votes have corrupted council decisions

    To the Editor:I am concerned by the lack of seriousness that DeKalb Mayor John Rey takes with his im ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Our View: Rauner should sign Illinois Open Meetings Act tweak

    Legislation has reached Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk that tweaks the Illinois Open Meetings Act in favor of the public.
    July 17, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Akst: Happy hour specials return in Illinois

    I’d say, “I remember it like it was yesterday,” but there would be problems with that.First, “it” ha ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • ​Letter: Trump: Politics of the past

    To the Editor:Just as Adolf Hitler took advantage of a long history of anti-Semitism to rise to powe ...
    July 17, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Ponnuru: Anxiety over education may shape the 2016 campaign

    College, once a sure ticket to the middle class, is causing a lot of anxiety these days. People are concerned about its cost, about low graduation rat ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Our View: Take steps to avoid West Nile

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.But the virus ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Another View: Pluto visit shows what NASA can do

    The first detailed glimpse of Pluto was a stunner: A mottled, multicolored orb, shimmering 3 billion miles from Earth. It has craters, “great mounds,” ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Wilkinson: Clinton's campaign to be Obama-plus

    Hillary Clinton’s speech today on the economy was more of a table-setter than a genuine policy repast. The outline was bold while the details were mos ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Pitts: Bill Cosby, public moralist, silenced

    You might have missed the irony.If so, it would be easy to understand. Last week’s bulletin about ac ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Another View: A distressing case

    The law is about rights, wrongs and remedies, and there are many wrongs for which there are no remedies.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Our View: Make most of 3M opportunity

    Local governments will come out ahead even after the five-year property-tax rebate they will provide 3M in exchange for its plan to move operations in ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Barry Schrader: '‘You Light Up My Life'’ has special meaning

    The song title above has more meaning to many residents of Livermore, California, than just the tune made popular by Debby Boone in the 1970s.
    July 14, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Letter: Veterans needed for honor guard

    To the Editor:To all veterans, especially retired or semi-retired veterans, if you are able to assis ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you ever travel by bus?
    Yes, for all kinds of trips
    Yes, but only locally
    I have, but not regularly
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