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  • No progress in Congress

    To the Editor:Clearly, our politicians in Washington always seem to focus on the negative aspects of ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Check out a farmers market

    This week is National Farmers Market Week, as proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Franks does what’s right

    To the Editor:Our transit boards need real reform.At least one state representative, Jack Franks, un ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Debt collection statistic gives cause for pause

    This statistic in the Business section last week caused a double-take: More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been re ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Learn from California

    To the Editor:Scott Reeder is at it again.Once more he’s hounding Illinoisans with the notion that b ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Public’s help needed to stop elder abuse

    Reports of abuse and neglect of the elderly have become more common, and the trend seems only likely to continue as members of the baby boom generatio ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Autism help

    To the Editor:During my first-ever visit to Capitol Hill, I was empowered by talking with members of ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Insiders don't share Quinn's optimism

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s new TV ad is 60 seconds of one positive message after another.“Pat Quinn sees probl ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Power plant questions

    To the Editor:I attended the Oakwood Hills power plant informational open house on Tuesday, July 22. ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Our view: Smart to slow down on power plant proposal

    Developers who want to build a $450 million power plant in Oakwood Hills were smart to request a delay on moving the project forward.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Route 47 plans

    Attending my third Route 47 meeting, I was astounded to learn that IDOT is considering adding four to six roundabouts for traffic flow. Visit www.IL47 ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Taxpayer fighter

    To the Editor:With the McHenry County Board’s actions a couple weeks ago, it’s no wonder people comp ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Can’t judge a bill by its title

    To the Editor:Please contact your U.S. representatives and tell them to vote “no” for HR 3717.The He ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Kick it into gear

    To the Editor:In her letter (“Route 176 project,” July 27), Lois Wiese commented on the recent day d ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Care for immigrant children

    To the Editor:“Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,The wretch ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
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