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  • Hiatt: You can help fight domestic violence in McHenry County

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    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Don't it make my black jeans blue

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  • Ponnuru: Spanking your child doesn't make you a monster

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  • Reeder: State mum on free college program

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  • Thomas: Combating campus sexual assaults

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  • Oliver: Tips take sting out of fall’s outdoor gatherings

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    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Petri: Join in the standing craze? Nah, I'll sit this one out

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    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: Mounting lawsuit attacks bringing free speech back

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    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Mercenaries may be effective against ISIS

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    Sept. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: A shift in domestic violence discussion

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    Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Carlson: Goodell too compromised to clean up the NFL

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    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Scratch off one gullible prize loser

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  • Hunt: Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority

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    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
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