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  • Miller: War - or a way out?

    I think on Aug. 19, a new and brief window of opportunity opened that finally could help wrap up this long and drawn-out state legislative overtime se ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Inspirational lesson in true heroism

    American tourists and friends Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler didn’t wake up one morning last week with thoughts of becoming heroes.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:35 pm
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    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Reeder: The arrogance of academia

    SPRINGFIELD – Last week, I was chatting with a mother and father about their daughter’s college plans.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Shaw: Technology initiative at Morris Elementary is exciting

    MORRIS – Morris Elementary School District 54 operates under the guidance of a Strategic Management Plan.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 10:31 pm
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    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:21 pm
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    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Greuling: Congress must DRIVE national freight program this fall

    In July, the United States Senate passed legislation vital to our nation’s commerce, jobs and quality of life: the Developing a Reliable and Innovativ ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Miller: When it comes to state politics, 'nothing happens, twice'

    The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might be summed up best with two brief statements.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Our View: Some help with college affordability

    College is expensive. Getting all your academic ducks in a row for college is exhausting.So anything ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:24 pm
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    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Letter: Rep. Anthony invites Chinooka area families for pizza, discussion

    To the Editor:I would like to invite Minooka and Channahon-area families to join me for free pizza a ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Better concussion protection is on the way

    If area students haven’t gotten the message yet that summer vacation is nearly over, reality will soon slap them in the face.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:14 pm
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    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Halloran: When opportunity knocks

    MORRIS – “Create more, and do better every day!” is a motto Principal Kelly Hussey developed to remind us all of the importance of continuous improvem ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Miller: Plenty of crises to come in budget impasse

    There are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is “winning” our latest and perhaps greatest statehouse impasse in Illinois history. I ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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    Aug. 9, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Schott: The emotions of heading back to class

    It was with a bit of nostalgia that the other day I browsed the back-to-school aisles at the store.I ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Letter: More government regulations will eventually correct the economy

    To the Editor:In the U.S. federal bureaucracy, things are really booming. Employment is up, new regu ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Letter: Support Bernie Sanders

    To the Editor:Twelve enthusiastic supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met on a recen ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • My solution to unwanted calls

    To the Editor:Thinking I was smart, I submitted my name to the “do not call” list. Later, when you c ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
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  • Guest View: Getting ready for new school year at District 202 in Plainfield

    The start of each new school year is always an adventure – usually exciting, sometimes challenging.T ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Letter: Attacks on Rauner unfounded

    To the Editor:It was very discouraging to read the unfounded attacks on Gov. Bruce Rauner made by st ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Our View: Remap reform group off to a promising start

    In May, the Independent Map Amendment Coalition announced its petition drive to establish a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission in Illino ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Letter: What is a hero?

    To the Editor:It’s a miniscule number of things that Donald Trump and I can agree on, so he won’t ge ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Our View: Developing better leaders

    With Illinois stuck in the second month of a budget stalemate, it’s hard to see much hope for compromise.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 8:58 pm
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    Aug. 6, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Miller: We live in Rauner World now

    If there was any doubt before last week, there’s zero uncertainty now. Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t allow anyone else to interfere with his dominance of th ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • It's time to nominate local Women of Distinction

    MORRIS – In 10 years as a journalist, I’ve come across what seems like hundreds of career women easily classified as a Woman of Distinction.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 9:59 pm
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    July 29, 2015 - 9:48 pm