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    July 29, 2015 - 9:48 pm
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    July 28, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Guest View: The impact of the ADA

    Imagine not being able to ride a city bus because you use a wheelchair. Imagine being deaf, going to the doctor and not being unable to understand wha ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Reeder: Illinois' manufacturing base continues to decline

    SPRINGFIELD – When I first began covering Illinois state government, a Mitsubishi sports car could be seen sitting in the governor’s parking spot at t ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Miller: Not just Madigan's fault there isn't a budget yet

    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn’t for House Speaker Michael Madigan, the budget impasse would’ve been resolved.
    July 30, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Another View: U.S. has an ecological deficit

    The U.S. is using more natural resources than can be regenerated within its borders, according to a new report by international think tank Global Foot ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:01 pm
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    July 27, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Another View: Include all in Republican debates

    “INCLUDE them all!”That’s the call from Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:52 pm
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    July 26, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Peterson: New Habitat for Humanity position growing program

    MORRIS – It has been one year since Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity hired its first executive director, and I feel blessed to have found my w ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Free Loza or jail abortionists

    To the Editor:Regarding the Herald-News article July 9, Santos Loza received a 34-year prison senten ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Whose interests are being served?

    To the Editor:In recent papers, I’ve read about a big proposed waste dump out by the racetrack. I’ve ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Celebrate ADA, but there’s more work to be done

    “Let the shameful walls of exclusion come tumbling down.”These were the words that President George ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Brazile: Trump always sinks to the occasion

    Right now, my Republican friends seem to be drawn to candidates who have extreme views and/or made a name in a field other than politics. And the bigg ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:10 pm
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    July 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Another View: No fishing at North Pole

    Fishing at the North Pole might seem ludicrous to a world raised on the notion of the top of the world as a deep-frozen wasteland, but at the rate the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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    July 23, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Mattingly: A theology of barbecue and community

    The year was 1902. The faithful at Denver’s Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church decided to have a fundraiser serving up some of this fl ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Lopez: Planned Parenthood's travesty of sacrifice

    “We were at one, blood to blood, as no other kind of union could make us,” the English essayist Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, recalling giving his wife hi ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:08 pm
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    July 22, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Another View: Move quickly to approve courtroom comfort dogs

    As the speed at which household electronics – computers, televisions and cellphones, for example – become obsolete continues to accelerate, consumers, ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:08 pm
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    July 21, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Our View: Enjoy summer fun – safely

    This summer has been relatively mild for Chicago standards. July is half over, and we’ve had fewer than a handful of days with temperatures that reach ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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    July 20, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Miller: Times have changed

    House Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters earlier this month he’d had a “frank discussion” with Gov. Bruce Rauner, “and I gave him good, solid advi ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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    July 19, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Miller: Land Use staff make a great team

    MORRIS – At the Grundy County Land Use Department, we strive to provide services for our residents, and the industrial and commercial entities of Grun ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:12 pm
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    July 18, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Take steps to avoid West Nile

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.So far this y ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Mattingly: A stamp of history for Flannery O'Connor

    Famous authors are often invited to elite dinner parties in New York City, a setting in which the rich Georgia drawl of Flannery O’Connor stood out li ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:34 pm
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    July 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Mallory: Volunteering for tornado clean-up in Coal City worth your time

    MORRIS – The thought of cleaning up debris doesn’t appeal to most.Then I remembered pieces of people ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Letter: Houston appointment should be a temporary measure

    To the Editor: This letter is in response to Mayor Richard Kopczick’s appointment of Julian Houston ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Lopez: Freedom and its responsibilities

    Earlier this month, we celebrated the Declaration of Independence, which announced our freedom from Great Britain. What is freedom, anyway? Our debate ...
    July 15, 2015 - 9:43 pm
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    July 15, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Reeder: The politics of envy

    SPRINGFIELD – Occasionally, when I was growing up, my brother and I were allowed to split a bottle of pop.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • GMO should be labeled

    To the Editor: Regardless of how one feels about the safety of GMO foods, it should not be exempt fr ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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    July 14, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Miller: Dueling versions of reality in Springfield

    After staring at my computer screen for more than an hour, I realized my goal of providing you a succinct and thoughtful analysis of what happened on ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Letter: Amtrak provides vital services

    To the Editor:I serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors and was mayor of Macomb for 12 years. Most im ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:30 pm
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    July 13, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Ammer: The future looks bright for Grundy’s economy

    MORRIS – The Grundy Economic Development Council recently hosted a breakfast for 50 Chicago-area brokers and developers in Oak Brook. Each year, we in ...
    July 12, 2015 - 7:35 pm
  • York: Will slippery slope follow Confederate flag battle?

    Some conservatives have seen efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, and also from other public ...
    July 12, 2015 - 7:02 pm
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    July 12, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Letter: Same-sex marriage a mistake

    To the Editor:The Supreme Court of the United States made a huge mistake ruling same-sex marriage is ...
    July 11, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Letter: Summer freedom

    To the Editor:We were largely on our own as kids in the ’50s. Besides hanging around the grade schoo ...
    July 11, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Letter: Where did ‘Greece’ go?

    To the Editor:When I was growing up in an unrestrained business environment in the ’60s, my father s ...
    July 11, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Our View: Procrastinating politicians put public at risk of peril, pain

    “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying.As a mu ...
    July 11, 2015 - 6:19 pm
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  • Brazile: Bipartisan reform directly ahead

    Earlier this year, I served as a co-convener of the first-ever Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, D.C., with former White Hou ...
    July 11, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Mattingly: Triumphant day for the Episcopal Church establishment

    When Bishop William White of Philadelphia became a bishop in 1787, he was No. 2 in the Episcopal Church’s chain of apostolic succession.
    July 9, 2015 - 9:40 pm
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  • It should be no budget, no pay

    Illinois could learn a thing or two from the Brits.The U.K.’s monarch has the ultimate nuclear optio ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Our View: Measure would fight abuse, neglect and theft in Illinois nursing homes

    We support a bill in Springfield that would allow for video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes to help combat and prove abuse.
    July 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Lopez: Back to basics with a more functional Washington

    Somewhere in the rainbow celebrations and dissensions of late, we may have missed something.Pope Fra ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:26 pm
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    July 8, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Another View: Did Obama give 5 million workers a raise?

    President Barack Obama has plans to expand workers’ entitlement to overtime pay.The move might be go ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:58 pm
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    July 7, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Reeder: Supreme Court making unions quiver

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case last week that has union bosses worried. Very worried.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Miller: Rauner diverting blame for state's woes

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is proving to be quite adept at skirting responsibility for the current statehouse impasse and impending government shutd ...
    July 6, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Our View: Continue making motorcycle safety a priority

    At first glance, the Illinois Fatal Crash Summary for the first half of 2015 appears to be trending the wrong way.
    July 6, 2015 - 9:53 pm
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  • Sereno: Volunteers are 'Hearts and Hands' of Grundy Hospice

    MORRIS – Having been involved with Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice these past 30 years, I have seen it grow from the infancy stage to the vibrant a ...
    July 5, 2015 - 8:40 pm
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    July 5, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • York: GOP searches for strategy to counter Obama winning streak

    Republicans have tried to pin the lame duck label on President Obama for quite a while now. But for a lame duck, Obama is doing pretty well.
    July 5, 2015 - 8:45 pm
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    July 4, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Stay safe this Fourth of July weekend

    The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our great country’s independence.In Grundy County, across ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Another View – Love thy planet: Pope Francis' bully pulpit on climate change

    Pope Francis, in his recent encyclical “Laudato Si,” aligned himself with the overwhelming scientific consensus on man-made climate change, affirming ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:00 pm
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    July 2, 2015 - 10:00 pm