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  • Another View: Progress at the pump? Time to raise gas tax

    The price of crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel on Monday. National gasoline prices average a little over $2 a gallon.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials debate how to fill police records specialist position

    ELBURN – Village officials on Monday night explored several options for replacing a records specialist in the police department, and they ultimately p ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 7:53 pm
  • Another View: Fox, MSNBC, really do reinforce partisan instincts

    Does your vote depend on which news channel you watch? If you are a regular viewer of Fox News, will you become more likely to vote Republican?
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Letter: Male black lives matter

    To the Editor:I am writing to you in the hope that you have more resources to help me understand wha ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Another View: A 21st-century Supreme Court

    “On November 10, 1893, The Washington Post identified an emerging technology that was reshaping American society: Pneumatics!” This is how Chief Justi ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Letter: Summing it up

    To the Editor: It has been an extremely bad year for the Constitution. As 2014 closes, we can look b ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Sound Off: It's what's important

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: It's what's important I was reading ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Our view: Some wishes for the new year

    There’s something about seeing Jan. 1 on the calendar.It’s a new year, a chance for a fresh start. A ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Another view: Pope Francis on climate change, evolution and the Big Bang

    In the last decade or so, there has been a resurgence of the idea that science and religion are in fundamental conflict with one another. The argument ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Good Natured: Some of the most powerful recyclers around

    If you’ve ever hosted a holiday feast, you know that leftovers are part of the deal.Some go graceful ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: January a good time to donate blood

    We received a news release late last month that reminded me of something I needed to do.“Celebrate N ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Two steps forward, one step back

    I definitely wouldn’t call it a New Year’s resolution, but I have my reasons for getting back to the gym.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Theory: Personality traits of past-, present-, future-focused individuals

    There are so many personality traits that make up who we are and distinguish us from one another. ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: New Year’s resolutions for our hometown roads

    You’re out driving. It’s 2015, a new year. So far, so good.Until running into last year’s car-mangli ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Another view: The ultimate punishment

    The United States made progress on the death penalty in 2014, applying the ultimate punishment more sparingly than before. But it can’t be said to hav ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 7:54 pm
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