61°FOvercastFull Forecast


  • Letter to the Editor: Voting records and more

    To the Editor:Citizens have got to know about Project Vote Smart, a nonpartisan group of students an ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • Another View: Don't read too much into Clinton's 'SNL' sketch

    The first thing worth pointing out about Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” is that she is a decent actor. Jimmy Fallon, who was on the show for ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • Sound Off: Stay off the road

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Stay off the road I’m calling in re ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 6:45 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Pound cake with a twist

    In “Twenty Dinners” (Clarkson Potter), Ithai Schori, a photographer/former professional cook in New York City, and friend Chris Taylor, an independent ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Our View: Harvest time means safety time

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was not a noted agriculturalist, nevertheless proclaimed the first National Farm Safety and Health Week in 1944.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Another View: The U.S. economy is still missing 2.7 million jobs

    If the U.S. Federal Reserve is looking for reasons to increase interest rates sooner rather than later, it won’t find many in the latest employment nu ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Styers: Amazing air plants add variety to your collection

    Living in the Midwest, we are used to having some of the richest soils in the world. It might surprise you to learn that about 10 percent of all plant ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Otto: Honey that smells bad? Not for long

    It’s a fact of life when living in and around nature. Sooner or later, you’re going to ask, or be asked, “What’s that smell?”
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Guest View: Goodbye to an old beat and hello to a new one

    Let me start out by saying that all I really wanted to say is, “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” Fans of Douglas Adams’ book series “The Hitchhi ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Palmer: Integrity and the art of monkey minding

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.”
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Another View: The rich get hit harder by inflation than the poor

    What if inequality isn’t as bad as we’ve been led to believe?That is the upshot of new research by J ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: A flawed juxtaposition

    To the Editor:The Pareto Principle: A rule of thumb stating that 80 percent of outcomes are attribut ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • In Focus: Final route

    I don’t think I’ve never known my postal carrier’s first name. All my years living in Chicago and even growing up, my family never made that special o ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • The Write Place: Homecoming hustle and bustle

    It’s officially fall, and for local high schools, that means homecoming week quickly is approaching or already has occurred. Homecoming is a time for ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Another View: Boehner will be a team player to the end

    A lot of people want the lame-duck speaker of the House to do something he just can’t do. And I’m not talking about the House Freedom Caucus radicals ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm