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    April 16, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Mattingly: ‘Little Boy’ movie fights big labels

    Voters at the Toronto International Film Festival created a stir in 2006 when they gave the long-shot drama “Bella” the People’s Choice Award, a prest ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Guest View: Human Service investments make fiscal sense

    While granted a small reprieve for FY 2015, human service programs across the state once again will face significant cuts in the state budget as Illin ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Lopez: Easter abroad and at home

    “ISIS is an army of the devil,” the Rev. Dankbar Issa, a Chaldean monk, tells the charity group Aid to the Church in Need. “There is no other explanat ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:19 pm
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    April 15, 2015 - 9:14 pm
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    April 14, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Be prepared for severe weather, Grundy County

    Last week’s EF4 tornado tore through northern Illinois with little regard for anything in its path.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Reeder: EDGE program needs to end

    SPRINGFIELD – When it comes to business, Illinois government has churned out more sweetheart deals over the last decade than a lovelorn teenager on Va ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Our View: A somber Lincoln anniversary

    On this day 150 years ago, John Wilkes Booth sneaked into Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., and shot President Abraham Lincoln.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:40 pm
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    April 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Does anyone care about what happens in our community?

    To the Editor:April 7 saw a despicably low voter turnout of less than 20 percent in Channahon. I rea ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Our View: After election, don't forget the public

    To those who came up short in Tuesday’s election, thank you for being willing to serve and putting your name before the voters. We hope that if circum ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Mattingly: Year 27, the monsignor's long debate with the gray lady

    Monsignor Daniel S. Hamilton recognizes a source of doctrinal authority when he sees one – which is why he pays such close attention to The New York T ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:32 pm
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    April 9, 2015 - 9:31 pm
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    April 8, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Lopez: Persecuted Christians abroad have lessons for us all

    Every presidential candidate should meet persecuted Christians.As a political firestorm broke loose ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:32 pm
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    April 7, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Reeder: State’s business climate contributes to closures

    SPRINGFIELD – Ever read a news story that gives you a sinking feeling because it just hits too close to home?
    April 7, 2015 - 11:10 pm
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    April 6, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Letter: Thank you, Morris, from 3 French Hens

    To the Community of Morris,The 3 French Hens French Country Market would like to thank the community ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:14 pm
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    April 3, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

    Note to readers: On Easter Sunday, we reprint this passage from the Gospel of John, Chapter 20 (English Standard Version.)
    April 3, 2015 - 10:13 pm
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    April 2, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Another View: Rare Boehner-Pelosi health care compromise deserves applause

    Wonder of wonders: House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi compromised on crucial health care legislation last week for the good o ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Mattingly: Lyle Schaller, the church doctor in changing times

    All pastors know that there are legions of “Easter Christians” who make it their tradition to dress up once a year and touch base with God.
    April 2, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Letter: Vermillion asks for your vote

    To the Editor:Putting myself through college, I learned the true value of education, responsibility ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Lopez: Suicide is never painless

    “One day the story of my young daughter will be made beautiful in her living because she witnessed my dying.”
    April 1, 2015 - 10:53 pm
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    April 1, 2015 - 9:37 pm
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    March 31, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Reeder: Are right-to-work zones the next Overton Window in Illinois?

    SPRINGFIELD – What is the Overton Window?It’s a political theory that there is a range of ideas the ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Miller: Schock’s breathtaking downfall

    Congressman Aaron Schock’s resignation is not only a blow to national Republicans, for whom Schock raised millions, but also to Illinois Republicans.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:29 pm
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    March 30, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • These races matter

    If you’re one of those people who gets annoyed every election cycle at the admonishments to go out and vote because you don’t care, you’re never going ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:07 pm
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    March 27, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • York: Tech giants want cheap labor in foreign workers

    Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, believes passionately that the United States needs more skilled foreign workers. He has long advocated increasing the num ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:51 pm
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    March 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Another View: Time for a digital detox?

    A couple and their two kids await dinner at a neighborhood restaurant. Everyone is silent, hunched over cellphones. A familiar picture? Yes, but famil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Mattingly: Holy Week 2015 and its high-tech traps

    It would be hard to live closer to the belly of the high-tech beast than Menlo Park in Northern California’s Silicon Valley. Close to Stanford Univers ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Another View: Ted Cruz can obstruct, but can he lead?

    Even before his first day in the Senate, it was evident Ted Cruz had his eyes on a bigger stage. Monday, that stage came into full view when Texas’ ju ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm
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    March 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Lopez: Human rights and religious wrongs in the Middle East

    “Media coverage is not about ratings, it is about lives,” Coptic Orthodox Bishop Angaelos said during a panel at the National Press Club this past wee ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Reeder: The political demise of Aaron Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – There’s really no mystery how Congressional wunderkind Aaron Schock fell from grace so rapidly. It’s simple, it’s too common in politics ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Suspicious movie grant dollars

    State Rep. David McSweeney is seeking an investigation into a $10 million grant to a Chicago-based film company that was approved by former Gov. Pat Q ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:48 pm
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  • Miller: Is the new Illinois Democratic group really for Democrats?

    A newly formed group of self-described “center-left” Democrats claims to have secured $20 million in commitments to spend on state legislative races h ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:45 pm
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    March 23, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Our View: Discouraging news on FOIA appeals

    Despite reform efforts and good intentions from some, Illinois residents still are often left in the dark when it comes to records of what’s happening ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
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    March 20, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • York: A way of Obama’s own making

    The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms d ...
    March 20, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Our View: A patron saint for openness in government

    It’s Sunshine Week across the land, a time when advocates of openness in government point out how important such transparency is to the proper functio ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:16 pm
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    March 19, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Mattingly: Bob Dylan and the musical ties that bind

    After decades of listening to his critics, Bob Dylan has learned to shrug, look to the heavens and keep on going.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:27 pm