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  • Our View: Keep negotiations in governor's hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Stunned and shocked

    To the Editor:I awoke Saturday morning to find my name splashed across news media about something I ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Sound Off: The Jenny McCarthy sightings

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: The Jenny McCarthy sightings I love t ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 6:25 am
  • Our View: Please, try this at home

    Missing Campton Hills teen Emily Czajkowski’s safe return to her family this week elicited much community rejoicing while summarily drawing ire from a ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Good Natured: Duct tape and a family of hummingbirds

    “Mythbusters,” the TV show that debunks rumors, legends and pseudo-scientific claims, once did an episode on the many uses of duct tape. To summarize ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Getting married and a new last name

    As I briefly noted in last week’s column, I got married in October.I’m still on cloud nine!The cerem ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Another View: The travesty of Cecil the lion

    The wrath of the Internet has descended upon Walter Palmer, the Minneapolis-area dentist who has acknowledged killing Cecil, a star lion of Zimbabwe’s ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The danger of garage door initiatives

    We’re backing out of the garage when, as the door whirs down, my wife, Tia, says, “That really looks terrible!”
    July 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • In Focus: Wrestling mania

    It was amazing to see how many professional wrestling fans came out to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva last week for Professional Wrestling Night ...
    July 30, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Hickory Knolls program focuses on backyard visitors

    “Holy bat detector, Batman! There’s one about 50 feet away!”No, this is not a line of Robin’s dialog ...
    July 29, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Another View: State-based answers to gun violence

    One week after five U.S. military service members were killed in a mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a gunman opened fire July 23 in a movie th ...
    July 29, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Before the Diploma: It’s a family road trip

    In the exact moment I’m writing this, I’m with my family, driving on a highway. A highway, where I’m somewhere stuck in between an endless amount of v ...
    July 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Another View: One small step for the Smithsonian, one great leap for its fundraising

    Houston, the Smithsonian has a problem — or at least it did.Its National Air and Space Museum wanted ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Get it done

    To the Editor:For those of us that have been watching the circus in Springfield – enough is enough. ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Another View: Putting out the fire, next time

    The Ebola virus has not been eliminated from West Africa, but the public health crisis has eased. Th ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm