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  • Olson: Businesses big part of local identity

    When Joe and Valerie Cranden bought Ollie’s Frozen Custard in 2000, they knew they weren’t just buying an ice cream place.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to 'good apples'

    Thumbs-up: To the good apples at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sycamore. Members there have been helping children served by Safe Passage, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Carifio: SchedulePalooza only the beginning

    Social media is a very easy thing to screw up. Twitter has brought down pundits, politicians, athlet ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Lane: Shackled by ‘dead men’

    In theory, the American people’s elected representatives decide every so often how much to tax the public and how to allocate the revenue among variou ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Schultz: Race-baiting for life, redux

    The billboards loom over two of the poorest parts of Cleveland, in black neighborhoods that have yet to experience the celebrated renaissance of this ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Akst: Got those electric utility choosing blues

    It was a sales-pitch-looking letter that could have gone directly to the recycle bin, but I opened it.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Our view: Growing libraries are proof they still matter

    Our communities’ libraries are expanding and remodeling, proof they still have a role to play in our communities in the Internet Age.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why ‘compassionate conservatism’ is still dead

    Compassionate conservatism is back. That’s how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republic ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Perry: Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mayors, teachers unions and news commentators have boiled down the academic achievement gap between white and black students to ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Our view: Do your own research; don't be manipulated

    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has taken some heat recently for manipulating headlines in his latest TV ad to help his cause in the ra ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:17 pm
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