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Opinion

  • Our View: Caucus, schmaucus – more voter options here in Illinois

    Pity those poor Iowans on Caucus Night.If they didn’t reach their appointed caucus precinct location ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:38 am
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    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Brazile: Avoiding a showdown

    A few days ago, I remarked on how this election was “a season of volatility,” and added that in spite of that, in Iowa “both the Republicans and the D ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Our View: Make results worth the wait

    Time is the stuff life is made of, so the saying goes.When government wastes the people’s money, tha ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:52 pm
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    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Scott Reeder: A look at how Illinois' civil forfeiture laws are abused

    SPRINGFIELD – “It’s not the job of a police department to make money – it’s our job to enforce the law.”
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:22 pm
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    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Our View: Remembering a tragic loss

    Until the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, America had never lost an astronaut during a space flight.On tha ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • Miller: A turning point reached in budget impasse?

    Gov. Bruce Rauner blew a perfect opportunity last week to finally drive a public wedge between Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Micha ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:58 pm
  • Scott Reeder: Case at Supreme Court has potential to be landmark case

    WASHINGTON – Watching Rebecca Friedrichs stroll down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court last week brought to mind a biblical image: David facing Goli ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:33 pm
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    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Our View: Too much is at stake in school funding impasse

    Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis is putting a strain on our system of higher education, and it is important that our leaders in the Legislature and the ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Rich Miller: Payoff for budgetary impasse not worth the price being paid

    A lot of folks have taken to calling Bruce Rauner “Governor 1 Percent” because of his immense personal wealth. Rauner himself told the Chicago Sun-Tim ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • Debra Daniels: Responsiveness to community needs is important

    Joliet Junior College will celebrate its 115th anniversary this year. That’s right – it was in 1901 ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 7:29 am
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    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Letter: Stand up for right of self-protection

    To the Editor:Pre-World War II, the Nazi’s confiscated all personal weapons, then put many of their ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Letter: Will County Courthouse

    To the Editor:When it comes to the Will County Courthouse, the new design is too modern, not classic ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Letter: Cover both sides of presidential primary

    To the Editor:I’m writing to comment about the apparent news blackout of anything involving Bernie S ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Letter: Thank you to angels who provided unexpected assistance

    To the Editor:I was involved in an incident that occurred Dec. 19 at about 8 p.m. at Family Dollar o ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Our View: Less transparency the last thing Illinois needs

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s task force to streamline government and lessen costs came out with its report this week.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Brazile: Looking to the future with hope

    There are historical moments that often slip by both pundits and partisans. President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address is one of them.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:06 pm
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    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Miller: Madigan waiting out Rauner

    “He has taught us how to deal with him,” explained one top official in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration when asked why the governor has once again c ...
    Jan. 10, 2016 - 6:35 pm
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    Jan. 10, 2016 - 6:33 pm
  • Letter: Body cameras for police and politicians

    To the Editor:Policemen may soon be wearing body-cams. It appears useful to both the police and citi ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Letter: Election ballots should be printed in duplicate

    To the Editor:With all this pre-election mania in the air, I have a question. Maybe someone out ther ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Letter: Thanks to those who took part in Santa Run/Santa Stroll

    To the Editor:On Saturday, Nov. 28, the JTHS Alumni Association painted the town red with the 2015 S ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Letter: They're just human

    To the Editor:Cops around the country are catching a great deal of flak for the actions of a few whi ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Our View: Real ID Act a federal overreach

    Illinois doesn’t have to comply with the federal Real ID Act, and it shouldn’t spend millions to do so.
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Brazile: Unfinished business

    After years of trying to motivate Congress to act on improving gun safety laws, President Obama has decided to go it alone. I fully understand his mot ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:18 pm
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    Jan. 9, 2016 - 11:18 pm