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  • Our view: Illinois Constitution should serve the people

    Illinois' system of government is rigged against the very people who work day in and day out to pay for it.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Our view: Take rest of July off, then back to work

    Illinois’ terrible financial crisis shows no signs of abating. If anything, the state’s financial outlook has gotten worse.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Our View: 'Pokemon Go' is a fun distraction

    In more ways than one, “Pokemon Go” is not like many smartphone apps.Many apps keep users immobile w ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Our View: On concealed carry confrontations with police

    Authorities continue to investigate the fatal shooting this month of an African-American man by a Latino police officer during a traffic stop for a br ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Our view: Needing a respite from angry rhetoric

    Too many times this year, we have recoiled in disgust as irresponsible rhetoric was put into practice.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to fewer tests for high-schoolers

    Thumbs-up: To fewer tests for high-schoolers. On Monday the Illinois State Board of Education announced it would no longer require high-school juniors ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Our view: Gaming license cost should reflect its value

    DeKalb County’s two home-rule cities ought to increase the amount they are charging for video gaming licenses.
    July 14, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Cheeky Mama: Fibs a good parenting tactic

    As children, we all were told that lying is bad.We should always tell the truth and the truth will s ...
    July 12, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Our view: Honoring fallen Dallas officers

    Today President Barack Obama will address an interfaith memorial service in Dallas for the five police officers – Lorne Ahrens, Patrick Zamarripa, Mic ...
    July 12, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Chicago Cubs fans

    Thumbs-up: To Chicago Cubs fans, for taking the time to vote five of their players onto the All-Star team while two more were picked as pitchers. The ...
    July 9, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Our view: Illinois fails moral test

    During the past fiscal year, Illinoisans were at the mercy of a state budget impasse that disrupted institutions, programs and lives.
    July 8, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Cheeky Mama: Happy to have choices

    Watching the Kirkland parade with my family last weekend brought back memories of the time when I was young, wild and free, forgetting what the Fourth ...
    July 8, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Our View: Remove law that led to flag burner's arrest

    On the Fourth of July, a young man from Urbana posted a photo of himself burning an American flag on Facebook.
    July 7, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Our view: Staff raises as deficits continue

    The budget calls for another year of deficit spending at Sycamore-based School District 427. After ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • McCaleb: Hoping Cubs can follow Cavs to break curse, maybe

    My late father brainwashed me when I was young.I’ve told that jokingly – nostalgically – to countles ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:10 am
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