Opinion

  • Truth in Bible

    To the Editor:On March 18, a self-proclaimed atheist claimed to have morals without God.The validity ...
    April 17, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Weighing in on few things

    To the Editor:A few random thoughts:Ever notice the number of cars in a school parking lot hours bef ...
    April 17, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Peterson: You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone

    My pen turned up missing a while ago, which is a traumatic experience for someone who is wed to his pen.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Our View: Eliminating the secrecy of severance

    When it comes to public money, nothing should be kept a secret.That’s not always the case, obviously ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Robin Hood proposal

    To the Editor:I have seen some stupid things printed in this newspaper, but this is over the top.Fro ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Shirking responsibility

    To the Editor:I read the statements the Savage family made in the Northwest Herald (“Cary couple sti ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Reeder: Setting record straight at Hay Market

    SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous.On the evening news, ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Girls on the Run: Cooperation gets job done

    Last week in Girls on the Run, we focused on cooperation and standing up to peer pressure.It’s very ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Our View: Bipartisan jobs training bill has hope

    When dealing with the divided government in Washington, D.C., bipartisanship is crucial toward getting anything accomplished.
    April 15, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Poor roads in Bull Valley

    To the Editor:I read the article in the paper about the village of Bull Valley and all the excuses a ...
    April 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Big bucks from townships

    To the Editor:Illinois’ nearly 13 million citizens have a shameful tax burden of supporting 7,000 un ...
    April 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • No more party line votes

    To the Editor:I am very tired of the criticism leveled at people who choose not to vote in primary e ...
    April 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Oliver: Charity knows ABCs of helping kids A to Z

    The A to Z Literacy Movement was born in 2009 from a trip to the African country of Zambia.“Africa w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • War on obesity

    To the Editor:Our legislators are back in session, and you’ll love this.Fully aware the citizenry ca ...
    April 14, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Diaper Bank’s good work

    To the Editor:I had the privilege of seeing firsthand what the Diaper Bank does when I helped them o ...
    April 14, 2014 - 6:23 pm
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