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  • Theory: Tis the season ... that people expect you to be jolly

    The holidays are fast approaching. You imagine your home decorated, the table set, the meal almost ready.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Dropping the ball on the PSAT

    I love watching my children blossom as they decide what matters to them. I realize, that whether I’m ready for it to happen or not, their blossoming w ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • In Your Court: Legal stay helps service members in active military service

    Our Congress recognized decades ago that a service member in active military service should be able to solely focus on his or her duty to protect this ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Our View: Cooperation will be key for Bruce Rauner

    Illinois is bleeding jobs. Illinois has the worst credit rating of any state in the nation. Illinois also has a worst-in-the-nation public pension def ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Holinger: The senior empire strikes back

    If you’re older than 65, like me, you’re under attack. And it’s time we strike back. So, in order to unite and be recognized, if you’re a senior, rais ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • In Focus: Up in the air

    Tuesday marked my 19th year photographing election night festivities. Every election night is different and has a different tone. There were years ear ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Joan Knows: A final word about the Nov. 4 elections

    One last word on the elections. For those who prevailed: Start immediately to think of how you will ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Another View: What will Republicans do with their victories?

    Republicans collected a significant victory in Tuesday’s midterm elections, gaining control of the Senate to go with their control of the House. With ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Autumn leaves and pumpkin things

    Who is that off in the distance? Could it possibly be a teenage girl wearing black leggings, a comfy ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Pottawatomie Community Center teems with preteens on Friday nights

    In musican-speak, it’s a hang – a place to meet friends, grab a slice of pizza, listen to some music, maybe play a few games. In park district-speak, ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Another view: Real climate-change test is moving from words to deeds

    The latest United Nations report on climate change is a collection of previously published findings and grimly familiar statistics. Nonetheless, it ra ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Letter: Fight back against scourge of porn

    To the Editor:Imagine my surprise and shock when I hit the Google button on my computer and the word ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Friends, neighbors ready to 'Give Back to Pat'

    KANEVILLE – If Pat Hill knew a customer needed an item that she didn't carry at Hill's Country Store, friends said she would be quick to make sure tha ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Letter: The importance of flu vaccination

    To the Editor:October marked the time we once again began preparing for the upcoming flu season. The ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Another View: Stunning rocket failure raises deeper space policy doubt

    Accidents happen. That’s especially true of space flight, one of humankind’s more complicated and dangerous endeavors, and it’s a truth that was spect ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 6:41 pm
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