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  • Another View: Farm subsidies continue to gush

    The House, the Senate and the U.S. Department of Agriculture labored for months to reduce wasteful farm subsidies.
    April 6, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Barone: Census shows shifting population

    It’s springtime, and the Census Bureau has released its population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas as of July 1, 2014.
    April 6, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Our View: Vote today and set an example

    Although residents won’t be casting a vote for high-profile offices such as U.S. president or Illinois governor today, there still will be plenty of r ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Harrop: Privacy vs. security: How the debate changes

    The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors’ notes found at his home. But Germany’s stric ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Another View: Allow off-duty police guns in schools

    When people hear the words guns and school, their ears quickly perk up.No one wants guns anywhere ne ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Letter: Illinois pensions: Keep promises and save billions

    To the Editor:Public Act 98-0599, the Illinois law that diminishes the pensions of current state emp ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Letter: Hillary Clinton not Dems' best choice

    To the Editor:If the Democratic party decides to run Hillary Clinton for president, they will end up ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Letter: Duck Soup Coop is one of a kind

    To the Editor:For 40-plus years, Duck Soup has been an integral part of this community, advocating f ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Another View: Economy still missing 3 million jobs

    The Federal Reserve must answer a tough question in deciding when and how quickly to remove stimulus from the U.S. economy: How much more can employme ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Reeder: Political ideas evolve from radical to mainstream

    SPRINGFIELD – What the heck is the Overton Window?It’s a political theory that there are a range of ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Letter: Zelaya will meet expectations in 5th Ward

    To the Editor:Cameron Zelaya is running to be the next alderman of the 5th Ward. If you have never m ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Letter: Haji-Sheikh has creative ideas for growth

    To the Editor:Thanks to early voting, we were able to cast our vote several days ago for Michael Haj ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Our View: Grant brings 3-D printing to Sycamore

    Thumbs up: To putting cutting edge technology in schools. Thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Sycamore Education Foundation, students in Sycamore Middl ...
    April 4, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Olson: When no one really needs your vote

    I’m feeling unneeded at the polls this year.As in, no one really needs my vote.Where I live, in Syca ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Schultz: Calling all Hoosiers

    This week, in response to yet another heinous law meant to discriminate against LGBT fellow humans, Honey Maid tweeted, “We believe love is always wel ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you ever put clothes on your pet?
    Yes, for a laugh
    Yes, to keep them warm
    No, that's silly