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  • Our View: ‘Rita’s Law’ should help fight corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is right up there near the top of the list.
    July 29, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Our View: Illinois’ food industry needs your help

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time. Cut out sweet ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Our View: 900 funds? State should consolidate

    Fans of wildlife conservation likely were pleased to learn last year about the establishment the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Our View: Legislation measures help boat safety

    July 28, 2012, is a date that is burned into state Sen. Julie Morrison’s memory. On that day, her 10 ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Our View: Al the Pal will be missed

    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Our View: Power to the people

    If Illinois’ political leaders were half as good at solving our state’s problems as they are at keeping voters from having their voices heard, our sta ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Our View: Senate should OK energy bill

    The federal government, through the U.S. Department of Energy, has preached energy conservation for years.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Our View: Stay safe on the Fourth

    As far as birthday celebrations go, the Fourth of July is usually one of the best of the year. The F ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:15 pm
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