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  • Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

    A trio of billionaires – Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates – said they want to “End the Immigration Impasse,” to quote the headline of th ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Our View: Legislation, common sense enhance boating safety

    July 28, 2012, is a date that is burned into state Sen. Julie Morrison’s memory.On that day, her 10- ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Another view: I was a heroin baby

    MINNEAPOLIS – I’m told the first months of my life were torture. I screamed constantly, spat out milk and vomited all the time. I was going through wi ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Our View: Don't hinder feds' Quinn investigation

    If the state’s Legislative Audit Commission convenes Wednesday and continues to move forward in its investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Rec ...
    July 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • BARONE: Obama skitters, scampers, scuttles away from failure

    Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late.Skitter awa ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • SMITH: ‘I think, therefore I can’ key to success

    If you ever have the time, read “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,’’ by Carol Dweck. Actually, if you don’t have the time, try to make it. Becau ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • OUR VIEW: Will you stay or will you quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Harrop: Where goes jazz as the greats move on?

    A jazz great died this month. Though revered by fans around the world, Horace Silver is not a household name in his own country, where the popular tas ...
    July 13, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Carson: Better than Obamacare – health savings accounts

    It’s fortunate the Supreme Court saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Letter: Illinois voters do have a choice in November

    To the Editor:Well-known columnist George Will recently wrote an article, titled “Where the voters a ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Our View: Thumbs up to Egyptian Theatre donor

    Thumbs up: To an anonymous local donor who has pledged to match donations the Egyptian Theatre can raise by Aug. 15, up to $25,000. Besides the genero ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Olson: DeKalb’s nuggets deserve more fame

    Springfield has the horseshoe. Chicago has deep-dish pizza. DeKalb has nuggets. If you haven’t read ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • AKST: Know your enemy, then shred it

    I’ve been busy destroying my past.Not in an exotic way, like removing my fingerprints with acid so t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Schultz: Meet the new Cleveland

    Greetings from Cleveland, the birthplace of Superman.You knew that, right?Please say yes.Like so man ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Baker: Shevardnadze helped peacefully end Cold War

    I vividly remember the time and place when I knew that the Cold War had ended. It was Aug. 3, 1990, at Vnukovo II Airport outside Moscow. I stood shou ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:15 pm
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