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  • Rauner decries high Lake County property taxes during Mundelein visit

    Rauner decries high Lake County property taxes during Mundelein visit
    Limiting unions' power, revising campaign finance laws and creating term limits for elected officials were among the topics Gov. Bruce Rauner discussed during a March 2 visit with the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club. Rauner was on a tour titled...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...
  • GeorgeFest performer admires first president's bravery, leadership

    GeorgeFest performer admires first president's bravery, leadership
    EUSTIS — The guy with the black three-cornered hat, gold-buttoned vest and powdered white wig with bow-tied ponytail will stand out at today's GeorgeFest Grand Parade. Rudy Treml, 75, will be decked out as George Washington when the parade gets...
  • History Matters

    February 1970 Go-go girls wanted From Times ads: "Antiques — Old things, cut glass, silver china, sm. pcs of furn. misc items; Old Dolls Wanted; also will buy old doll clothes. Private party; "Receptionist — Mature, attractive, alert w/...
  • Eustis' GeorgeFest celebrates Washington's birthday, small-town life

    Eustis' GeorgeFest celebrates Washington's birthday, small-town life
    EUSTIS — George Washington is an unsmiling figure on the dollar bill and other paintings. But the Father of Our Country surely couldn't resist grinning if he saw the birthday bash Eustis throws for him every year. Friday marks the beginning of...
  • Florida travel calendar, Feb. 27-March 1

    Florida travel calendar, Feb. 27-March 1
    Grant: The 49th Annual Grant Seafood Festival serves up the bounty of the sea Feb. 28-March 1. In addition to seafood delicacies, the festival features entertainment and crafts exhibits from more than 100 artists at 4580 First St. Festival hours are 9 a....
  • Obama must be clear: War on extremism is a war on violent Islamism

    Obama must be clear: War on extremism is a war on violent Islamism
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar — and sometimes it's not. I couldn't help thinking of Sigmund Freud's purported quote as I listened to President Obama talk recently about terrorism and as I watched the White House and State Department...
  • Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad

    Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad
    He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate. President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
  • Would you want a college drop-out in the White House?

    OK, here goes. I've no doubt that this column will probably generate more hate mail than any other I've written, much of it from my own friends. Maybe even my wife. But I'll say it right up front: I would not vote for any candidate for president, Democrat...
  • Larry Hogan's inaugural address speech

    Larry Hogan's inaugural address speech
    The following is the text of Larry Hogan's inaugural address, as written for delivery Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis: GOVERNOR LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR: "Governor Christie, thank you for being here, thanks for your tremendous support, and for...
  • Whispering our story

    Actors in colonial garb may be a common sight at Colonial Williamsburg, but on Monday the landscape had a more dramatic flair as the Revolutionary City hosted filming for the television series "Turn." Preparing for its second season, the show follows a...