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  • 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
  • Our View: Those who serve deserve the best we can give

    The recent deaths of Marine Lance Cpl. Stephen Hancock, 20, of Coal City, and U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen, 19, of Mokena, are sober reminders that ser ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Our View: Take steps to increase voting

    Voting is the most basic principle of democracy. Yet, very few people exercise their right to vote. ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:58 pm
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