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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...
  • Illinois' concealed carry law is here to stay

    The letter from Meghan Sheehan on June shows just how truly uninformed the public is about Illinois’ concealed carry law. First, the law was enacted almost a year ago by the Illinois General Assembly; there is no “appeal.”¬†Concealed...
  • Illinoisans are headed elsewhere

    I've lived here about four years after moving from Atlanta (originally from Charlotte, N.C.). At first I loved it (and I've lived in other states as well), but now, no way. I'd like to move as soon as possible mainly due to state living costs. I...
  • I have a humble suggestion how Waukegan High School students can fill their five-second moment of silence.

    Ever since the Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2007 mandating a “moment of silence” to begin each classroom day in public schools I’ve been informally collecting reports from students, parents and teachers about how this vague,...
  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...