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  • Unnecessary fear regarding election integrity

    Regarding Scott Reeder's article about protecting elections ["Integrity of Illinois elections should be better protected," Nov. 1], he states he was a ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Marriage is God’s creation, not humanity’s

    In answer to Kelsey Heslop’s letter, states, judges, or anyone can try to change what God has ordained, but this is God’s sacrament, not man’s.  
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Pray for eternal salvation for all

    I hear and read of the continuing conflict between conservative Christians, and homosexuals and sympathizers, such as the gay rights article of the Te ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Library book worth a read

    A new book, “Un­planned,” is now available at the Sterling Public Library.Author Abby Johnson tells ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Lane Evans' lessons are worth remembering

    The death last week of a former area congressman brought sadness across the region.Former U.S. Rep. ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Lobbyists replace media as 'the Fourth Estate'

    Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Make plans to see musical about Estefans

    It is quite rare and exciting to see a brand new musical that's not yet been shown on Broadway. "On Your Feet" is the story of Gloria and Emilio Estef ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Stewardship: Save, make good choices

    For most of the past 30 years, my annual salary has been less than that of a full-time, minimum-wage worker. That was my choice, and I don’t regret it ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Stingy Quinn still pushes for wage increase

    CHICAGO – It takes a special kind of cheap to leave a waitress a mere 50 cents for a tip – even if the bill is $2.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • A new first lady for Illinois

    Illinois hasn't had a first lady for nearly 6 years, since Patti Blagojevich, wife of the impeached and convicted Rod Blagojevich, left the position.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Earth Angel season is here; please help

    It's that time of year again. Earth Angel season is here. It's our 11th year; can you believe it? Where has the time gone?
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Give back the basketball

    The young person who walked off with my grandson’s white, 8-inch Duke University basketball from the Reagan School playground should be ashamed.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Rauner, Quinn clashing right up to the end

    Election Night provided a perfectly strange end to what was, in some ways, a perfectly strange campaign for governor.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Billion-dollar idea could benefit Illinois; pursue it

    Of all 98 ideas for governmental reform in the book "Fixing Illinois," one stands out to us as a billion-dollar gem.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Kudos to pro bono lawyers

    Who needs lawyers? Well, at some time or other, nearly all of us do. While the jokes are often funny, the necessity of a lawyer at critical times in o ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:22 pm
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