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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 9:31 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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