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  • Hunt: Republican Georgia's Senate race becomes nail-biter

    Michelle Nunn, the Democratic Senate candidate, stated her case cogently in Columbus, Georgia, last week: If elected, she vowed to “change Washington ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Misleading voters

    To the Editor:Recently, there has been an ad on TV saying that gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prim for sheriff

    To the Editor:As a resident of Lakewood, I want the person who is leading the sheriff’s office to be ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • More transmission lines?

    To the Editor:There is considerable interest (pro and con) in plans to install new underground power ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Keeping the work wardrobe uniform

    When I changed jobs 6 years ago, I changed my wardrobe to something simple.Something so simple, I d ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Our View: Celebrating newspapers

    In print or online, newspapers play an important role in your community.They provide readers with ne ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • High-priced electricity

    To the Editor:Is it just me, or has Com Ed gone haywire?My bill this month is ridiculous. And from t ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pincus: Lesson from Vietnam: U.S. can't solve world's problems

    When will most Americans and many political leaders recognize – as President Obama has – that there are limits to our ability to solve other countries ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thanks for the help

    To the Editor:I would like to thank the four people that helped me get up after I fell in McHenry’s ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hultgren too extreme

    To the Editor:Randy Hultgren is too extreme to represent us in Washington.He is the only member of t ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Remembering Mom’s breast cancer battle this October

    SPRINGFIELD – I stood alone at my mother’s grave last week, talking.I told her how my oldest daughte ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Thomas: ISIS, Ebola – Americans can handle the truth

    The Ebola virus is not a threat, but ISIS is. That’s what some of our leaders tell us. Should we believe them? Do they have a track record for truth-t ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reick’s candidacy an affront

    To the Editor:Hand it to candidate Steve Reick – with him, you know what you are getting. In the pri ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Franks understands reform

    To the Editor: Our transit boards need real reform. At least one state representative, our own Jack ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Board sends clear message

    To the Editor:What do County Board members John Jung, Nick Provenzano and Ken Koehler have in common ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
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