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  • Republicans in Congress; how soon they forget

    I find it interesting we have three types of Republicans in Congress: the ones who remember and want to forget; the ones who remember and hope older p ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • City council finally making some progress

    I read with amazement Lee County had four candidates turn down the administrator position (aka “scrapegoat position”). Were the rejections because the ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Governor’s actions make no sense at all

    Much is being made of drug companies purchasing specialty drugs and jacking up the prices.Here is a ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • The solution has never been higher taxes

    I reluctantly tuned into a discussion between Bill O’Reilly and “The Donald” on Fox News. I say reluctantly, because I consider O’Reilly to be the con ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 - Morin

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    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 - Granlund

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    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Editorial: Put budget first, then tackle other issues

    Illinois has a lot of problems. One of them is the state school funding formula, which dates back to 1997 and which, many people agree, shortchanges s ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Texas-sized lessons for Land of Lincoln

    Texas culture is that of tall-in-the-saddle individualism on steroids. And to paraphrase the late General Motors CEO Charlie Wilson, “The business of ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Transit chief salutes former senator's legacy

    This week, a man was laid to rest who was a dedicated husband, father, friend, and 22-year legislator.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Letter was 'an attack on legal trappers'

    After reading a letter by Michelle Kretzer ["Trapping of bobcats only a trophy hunt," The Reader's Voice, Feb. 4], I must respond. Umgawa – PETA poop. ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 - Heller

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    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Take a look at 'Seated Lincoln'

    Long before he became 16th president, Abraham Lincoln wrote that he feared he would not be remembered for any substantial achievement.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 - Beeler

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    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • Trump speaks language of the aggrieved

    Donald Trump has skyrocketed to the top of the polls, currently looking invincible; slinging insults, calling undocumented Mexicans mostly rapists, pr ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Vote Reising for Ogle board

    I have known Wayne Reising for many years. During this time, I have been able to witness him working hand in hand with many of the businesses in the c ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:05 pm
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