Opinion

  • Reeder: Patronage still a problem in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Several boxes of old index cards turned up the other day that demonstrated politics in the 1980s and 1990s played a role in people getti ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • A few thoughts ...

    To the Editor:People with a brain realize the major problem with socialism is it soon runs out of ot ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Missing Easter in egg hunt

    To the Editor:I recently drove in Crystal Lake on Dole Avenue and saw a sign attached to the fence p ...
    April 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Our view: McHenry County high schools challenge students

    One of the reasons McHenry County is such a great place to live is because of the excellent schools we have here.
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Oliver: Now’s the time to prepare for storm season

    That hailstorm more than a week ago should serve as a wake-up call that springtime is more than just sunshine and scilla.
    April 23, 2014 - 6:57 am
  • Overdue budget cuts

    To the Editor:As suspected, the temporary income tax increase that was supposed to get Illinois caug ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Be aware of scams

    To the Editor:Spring and severe weather season has arrived. A severe weather event typically brings ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Our View: Give biennial budget a try

    One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a five-year financial plan ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Miller: Poll numbers paint Madigan unfavorably

    A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Gov. Pat Quinn’s unfavorable rating was 55 percent.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Supporting Ness

    To the Editor:Lou Ness has set out on a walk to Washington, D.C., to call attention to poverty in th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Hope for Illinois

    To the Editor:As much as I am against the general Democratic philosophy of state Rep. Jack Franks, D ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Accepting status quo

    To the Editor:Accepting the conclusion that not mandating Illinois government consolidation is accep ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Fine cuisine

    To the Editor:This is a “thank you” to Bernard and Priscilla Cretier for their many years of fine cu ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

    Note to readers: On Easter Sunday, we reprint this passage from the Gospel of John, Chapter 20 (English Standard Version.)
    April 18, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Common Core facts

    To the Editor:When we strip away the rhetoric and the emotions surrounding Common Core, there are fa ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:28 am
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