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  • Our View: Succeeding Topinka

    Judy Baar Topinka was known for cutting through the clutter and making smart, common-sense decisions.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Our View: Judge's race shows election issues

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier won retention in November’s election.That’s hardly new ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Our View: Topinka unquestionably dedicated to public service

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist. Topinka, 70, died ea ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Millert: State minimum wage failure rests on officials involved

    Pretty much every Statehouse finger of blame was pointing north toward Chicago for the minimum wage hike bill’s failure during the legislative veto se ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Our View: Congratulations to our state champions

    Football coaches will tell you their players start focusing on a state title from the first day of summer football camp, maybe even the first day they ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Our View: Let's keep shenanigans out of state government

    There is good news and bad news regarding state government during the past week.The bad news, of cou ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Our View: Giving Tuesday a time to donate

    We’ve got a great idea as to what you can do with the money you saved from all those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals you ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Our View: Democracy worth the wait

    In an age of smartphones, instant gratification is the rule, not the exception.Want to communicate w ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Our View: Give thanks for your blessings

    Charles Dickens once wrote: “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Our View: Shop local this holiday season

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Our View: Happy days at gas pumps help economy

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather.Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Our View: Durbin a better choice to lead Senate Dems

    Amid some grumbling, Democrats in the U.S. Senate have re-elected Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada to be their leader for the next two years.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:59 pm
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