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  • A talk with the teacher behind CTU lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD – So who is Rebecca Friedrichs?For most, her name doesn’t ring a bell.After all, she is ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Finally, a budget meeting

    If the reports are to be believed, Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders plan to meet Nov. 18 to discuss the state budget impasse.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

    Oct. 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Project helps to teach lesson in citizenship

    The students, staff, and parents of St. Mary's School in Sterling recently completed their third annual serve-a-thon on Oct. 23.
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Transparency best policy in contract negotiations

    Too often, school boards negotiate new contracts with teachers unions and rush to vote on approving the contract before showing taxpayers how their mo ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Pet ownership a commitment from the start

    I’m writing regarding the recent letter about strays [“Strays need care and kindness,” The Reader’s Voice, Oct. 15]. In fact, many strays were once ho ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Support Nov. 21 fundraiser for homeless shelter

    The nation’s largest day of helping others is recognized every October and is designated as Make a Difference Day. On this date, millions of Americans ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 - Joe Heller

    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Shaking our heads over $501 school

    One maxim when conducting business is to buy low and sell high.In other words, purchase a commodity ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • National video

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