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  • Our View: Black Hawk statue rescue a step closer

    Momentum is building to begin repair work on the 103-year-old Black Hawk statue near Oregon in western Illinois.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Not based on reality

    To the Editor:I’m begging you to reconsider the majority of articles written by one of your frequent ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Getting worse in McHenry

    To the Editor:Flash news! McHenry is the new Round Lake.Empty stores all over town. Yet Mayor Sue Lo ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry – until the indictment.His efforts to move past a ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner spending promise is a lie

    “We should have billions of dollars every year as part of our budget process … (to) maintain and expand our infrastructure,” Bruce Rauner said last we ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Stand up to video gaming

    To the Editor:A prevention sticker for teens a few years ago said, “What part of no don’t you unders ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Jobs help economy

    To the Editor:The best debt and deficit reduction program is getting people back to work.The nation’ ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: We awaken to national militarization of police

    We might eventually know the actual facts in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson in the Missouri town of Ferguson, but ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Stiemke: Summer waning, but volunteer opportunities won't

    Summer is winding down and fall schedules are starting to take shape. Don’t forget to include helping the community when you put together your fall co ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Not enough jobs

    The first thing we need to do to get our economy back on track is to get accurate figures from our government. Soon, our government officials start be ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Government splurge

    To the Editor:When is this government going to be for the people and by the people as it states in t ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Opening the dialogue on mental illness

    In response to the tragic death of Robin Williams, a new dialogue about mental illness is beginning.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Aiding and abetting

    I have read our Constitution as it should be read, in black and white (as it was written), and I have read it in “grey,” as our politicians do (in the ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: A deserving day off for workers

    For the lucky ones, Monday is a day off. Maybe you’ll sleep in, fire up the grill and enjoy one last summer hurrah.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Williams and depression

    On the death of Robin Williams, President Barack Obama said this: “He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien, but he ended up touching ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
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