Opinion

  • Peterson: So many passwords, so little memory

    It used to be the only secret password you needed to know was “open sesame,” and behind the door was a treasure of untold fortune.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Our View: Be alert for meningitis

    According to the National Meningitis Association, about 800 to 1,200 Americans contract meningococcal disease each year.
    April 2, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Pants on fire

    To the Editor:State Rep. candidate Steve Reick has wasted no time in his brief political career in w ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Filling you in on Watt

    To the Editor:Ever hear of Mel Watt?He was appointed by our president as the director of the Federal ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Don’t meddle with milk

    To the Editor:The shear ignorance of this matter astounds me.The effort to ban raw (unpasteurized) m ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Gov. Quinn: My case for tax reform; Edgar had it right

    In 1997, Republican Gov. Jim Edgar proposed a thoughtful, responsible plan to changetheway Illinois schools are funded by raising the income tax and ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • A national push for more home-cooked meals

    A recent AP article printed by Shaw Media discussed current and future initiatives of the Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity effort by the first lady, ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Reeder: Government ban on raw milk sales is wrong idea

    SPRINGFIELD – My grandma liked her milk just like her orange juice – freshly squeezed. To hear her t ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Repeating history

    To the Editor:Four score and four years ago, Germany annexed Austria to “unify” the German-speaking ...
    April 1, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Don’t apologize for success

    To the Editor:Bruce Rauner was just elected to run for governor as a Republican, and we already are ...
    April 1, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Huntley’s new toll

    To the Editor:Does anyone else havean issue paying a new toll to go to Chicago from Huntley at the ...
    April 1, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Our View: Urging Franks to cast 'no' vote

    State Rep. Jack Franks has been a champion of taxpayers ever since he first was elected in 1998 to represent Illinois’ 63rd House District.
    April 9, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Thanks, Crystal Lake

    To the Editor:I recently completed my Eagle Scout project – a split-rail fence at the Nature Center ...
    April 1, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • McSweeney: Illinois can't tax its way to prosperity

    We hear a lot about fairness in Springfield these days.We are told that our tax system is not fair. ...
    April 1, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Why run down millionaires?

    To the Editor:What is wrong with running down millionaires?Without them this country would be in bad ...
    April 1, 2014 - 5:16 pm
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