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  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Josie Almassy

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Succession advice: What would Judy do?

    Straightforward. Honest. Transparent. Spunky. Outspoken. A person who likes people, and who loves Illinois.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Hoping that holiday boxes can get filled

    Please help us share and get the word out. We need to get our boxes filled. There are a lot of boxes that are still empty this year (we have 18 drop s ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Regaining sanity is not about feeling good

    Seems to me, we as a nation are adrift on a boat without an anchor, somewhere close to a waterfall. Somewhere along the way, we discarded our anchor f ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Topinka liked people, and she loved Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s a question of macaroni or steak?That’s how Judy Baar Topinka explained the proble ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Water 'dilemma' a tough nut to crack for city council

    Last week's story titled "City faces water rate 'dilemma'" dealt with water usage, but it was also a lesson in word usage.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Topinka was devoted to public service

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist.Topinka, 70, died ear ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Giving back to the community; the time is now if you want to run

    Over the years, we've observed many people who have stepped forward as candidates for public office.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • End legislative sessions right after elections

    SPRINGFIELD – When a tax hike is put in the hands of lame-duck lawmakers, taxpayers should expect to be goosed.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • The post-Gadhafi era is fraught with chaos

    Growing violence and destruction have marked Libya’s collapse as a nation since the United States in ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Ag front and center for new Illinois governor

    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, addressing the Illinois Farm Bureau's annual convention in Chicago Monday, put agriculture front and center for his incoming ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Felons with pensions have reason to fear

    Felons forfeit their right to public pensions. Duh. That's obvious to any right-thinking person.But ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Looking back and ahead

    Between Volume 1, Number 1, and Volume 161, Number 1, a lot of water has passed under the bridge.The ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • How Illinois can charge ahead on education reform

    Imagine what Illinois could do if we truly invested in education.Despite an increase in the state's ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • A holiday wish list for our friends in Washington

    WASHINGTON – ‘Tis the season for catalogues. Tons of them. And although our politicians have not bee ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 8:54 pm

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