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  • Safety, health rely on sound infrastructure

    One of Illinois’ strongest assets is its infrastructure. From providing safe drinking water and clean sanitary and storm water, to keeping our economy ...
    June 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Scammers never stop, so stay on guard

    It would be wrong to say scammers are at it again because, in truth, they never stop. One recent sca ...
    June 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Editorial: Auditor general should be above reproach

    The person who holds the office of Illinois auditor general should be above reproach. This constitu ...
    June 10, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    June 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Dave Granlund

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    June 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • State crumbles like the statue of Black Hawk

    First, it was the schools, social service agencies, and programs designed to enhance the quality of life for people in need.
    June 9, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, June 10, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    June 9, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • Local Editorial: Lawmakers should set sights on manufacturing a state budget

    Gov. Bruce Rauner spent time Monday afternoon touring the Woods Equipment Co. factory near Oregon, where workers make Batwing mowers, dirt-moving and ...
    June 9, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Dave Granlund

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    June 8, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • Local Editorial: Brighter forecast for remap reform

    The weekend weather forecast for our region calls for highs in the 90s. Whew!The political forecast ...
    June 8, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Please clean up after dog

    Dog walker: I’m sorry I don’t appreciate your dog’s droppings in my yard.The next time you walk Hubb ...
    June 8, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Backs Trump for president

    Why does most everyone agree as a Republican, Mr. Donald J. Trump is, who I voted for and promote, the only self-supporting presidential candidate? Mi ...
    June 8, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Agrees with "Time to storm Washington" letter writer

    Regarding the June 2 letter titled "Time to storm Washington over privacy issues," the author is 100 percent spot on.
    June 8, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • What now for a state with no state budget?

    Gov. Bruce Rauner meets with legislative leaders to discuss the state budget on Dec. 2, 2015. Six mo ...
    June 8, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Friends' deaths make us face our own mortality

    I have been thinking about death lately, my death. I am not sure why. I do feel that, if I am “called for,” I am ready to go.
    June 7, 2016 - 10:15 pm
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