Opinion

  • Harrop: All Sheldon Adelson wants in return

    There is something truly spectacular about Sheldon Adelson. Witness the parade of Republican supplicants paying tribute in his Las Vegas lair. They wo ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down: Traffic-ticket plan a common sense change

    Thumbs up: To a plan to let drivers “sign and go” after receiving a traffic ticket. For decades, police have taken Illinois residents’ driver’s licens ...
    April 7, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Olson: Justice system not ruled by popular opinion

    Police can arrest you and haul you to jail in handcuffs. They can book you and photograph you, take your fingerprints and your bodily fluids. You can ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Outwitting the purveyors of dependency

    Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy, effectively used by many in positions of power to ensure that they retain their wealth and authority.
    April 4, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Letter: Easy spending someone else’s money

    To the Editor:When most of us are faced with financial challenges, the first thing we do is look for ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Akst: Arts, a good investment

    My brother-in-law’s March 21 announcement was worrisome but not completely a surprise.Bruce had post ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Letter: Pleased to see recognition for arts education

    To the Editor:The March 25 edition of the Daily Chronicle included a front-page story that caught my ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Our View: Make litter disappear

    On the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s website, visitors will find a cute children’s game called “Litter Hunt.”
    April 7, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Letter: Townships a vital part of local government

    To the Editor:Township government provides essential services across Illinois, and does so more cost ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Schultz: Money won, so now what?

    There’s no way we didn’t see this coming.This week’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision, split along partisa ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • A national push for more home-cooked meals

    A recent AP article printed by Shaw Mediadiscussed current and future initiatives of the Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity effort by the first lady, ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Letter: Close landfill, or move it away

    To the Editor:I was involved with the Stop The Mega-Dump Group. Our group of concerned citizens did ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Letter: Beware lawsuit loan sharks

    To the Editor:There is an old adage, “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”This ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Ponnuru: Licensed fortune tellers show state law run amok

    Melanie Armstrong wanted to be an African hair braider, practicing a skill passed down from generation to generation. In Tupelo, Miss., where she live ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Our View: Sewage situation disgusts

    Our reaction when we read the news story about raw sewage from the Cortland MHC mobile home park being pumped out onto the ground was probably the sam ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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