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  • Our View: 900 funds? State should consolidate

    Fans of wildlife conservation likely were pleased to learn last year about the establishment the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To the effort to restore a prominent local monument. Members of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War are hoping to raise $10,000 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • AKST: Assessing virtual vulnerability

    NAPERVILLE – I’m at Barnes & Noble, using free Wi-Fi to get online. I’m “unsecured,” and others can potentially see and capture my online activity.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Our view: Public benefits when candidates visit

    Illinois’ gubernatorial election will be an expensive, hard-fought campaign between a vulnerable incumbent and a newcomer challenger.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our View: DeKalb development no easy task

    We’re on board with the DeKalb City Council’s decision to hire a full-time staffer to specialize in economic development – provided it produces tangib ...
    July 11, 2014 - 6:17 am
  • Our View: Rules apply to online expression

    We often lament the lack of civility in today’s virtual society, but it bears noting that those who make critical comments online are not immune from ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Our View: ‘Al the Pal’ will be missed

    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Our View: Fiscal outlook is even worse

    As bad as Illinois’ fiscal outlook is now, it’s hard to imagine it getting any worse.But not only ca ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Our View: Thumbs up to the Civil Rights Act on its 50th birthday

    Thumbs up: To 50 years of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, made discriminat ...
    July 4, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • OUR VIEW: Removing obstacles to voting

    Voting is the most basic principle of democracy.Yet few people exercise their right to vote. A lot o ...
    July 3, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • OUR VIEW: Claws come out in battle against referendums

    If Illinois’ political leaders were half as good at solving our state’s problems as they are at keeping voters from having their voices heard, our sta ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:07 pm
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