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  • Local Voices South: Feb. 20 edition

    Local Voices South: Feb. 20 edition
    Letters to the editor from Plainfield, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Evergreen Park, Lockport, Lansing and Oak Lawn. Harsh elements When the weather forecasters say "tomorrow morning won't be as cold; it will be about 3 degrees," you know we're having a bad...
  • New leader for drug task force

    Kudos to the Illinois legislature for creating a task force on heroin abuse. Unfortunately, what a poor choice in State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Ill., to spearhead this task force. Lang's comments, combined with his legislative actions, demonstrate his lack of...
  • Kirk Dillard reloads, laments what might have been

    Kirk Dillard reloads, laments what might have been
    As Kirk Dillard travels the state campaigning for the Republican governor nomination, he laments the razor-thin defeat in his last primary election fight, offering audiences the message of a politician who could have been a contender if only he'd...
  • Democratic mistake on income tax

    It’s good news that Democrats are finally acknowledging their mistake that raising income taxes on employers is and has been a job killer in Illinois.¬† We must not forget that in 2011, it was the House and Senate Democrats who passed the largest...
  • America the smoke fee

    As a former smoker, I understand firsthand the power of tobacco addiction and how difficult it is to quit. Fortunately, evidence of the dangers of cigarettes and second-hand smoke, successful public health campaigns and an emphasis on making children...
  • Bridgegate follows Gov. Christie to Chicago

    Bridgegate follows Gov. Christie to Chicago
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, still dogged by the uproar over a politically motivated traffic jam ordered by his office last year, said at an event in Chicago on Tuesday that he was disappointed by the “bad judgments” made by people on his...
  • Glenview, Northbrook school districts look at full-day kindergarten

    Glenview, Northbrook school districts look at full-day kindergarten
    Two school districts in Glenview and Northbrook are tackling the idea of full-day kindergarten. West Northfield District 31 is expected to make a decision on the matter during this school year, while Glenview School District 34 officials have decided to...
  • Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House

    Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House
    Lyons Township High School District 204 is closer to managing its own finances after an Illinois House of Representatives bill cleared a committee vote Wednesday. House Bill 5572 would allow the high school to break from the Lyons Township school...
  • Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs

    Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall. The...
  • Bill to expand Plainfield park board advances in Springfield

    Bill to expand Plainfield park board advances in Springfield
    A bill aimed at expanding the Plainfield Park District board — and effectively shifting power away from the board majority — is expected to go before the full Illinois House soon. The bill recently passed the House Cities and Villages...
  • Local Voices West: March 13 edition

    Local Voices West: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva. School repairs I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools. I view this as a...