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  • Oberweis, who pushed to raise speed limit, has 11 speeding tickets

    Oberweis, who pushed to raise speed limit, has 11 speeding tickets
    U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, who cites his successful push to raise Illinois' speed limit as the top accomplishment of his first year as a state lawmaker, has been ticketed for speeding 11 times since 1988, according to public records. Two of the...
  • Association not required to provide more parking spots

    Q: I live in a vintage condominium building where the parking spaces are common elements. There are fewer parking spaces than the number of units. The board assigns parking spaces, users pay a monthly fee and there is a waiting list for spaces. I am one...
  • Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Senate and House

    Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Senate and House
    Are you proud of the state of this state? Happy with the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation? If the status quo meets your needs and wants — for yourself but also for the young people in your life who'll inherit the public debts and...
  • Sandack, Matune use social media to campaign

    Sandack, Matune use social media to campaign
    Incumbent Ron Sandack and Downers Grove school board member Keith Matune are vying for the Republican nomination for the 81st Illinois House District, using social media to deliver their message to voters in the district that hits several suburbs in...
  • 5 Questions with Treasurer Dan Rutherford

     5 Questions with Treasurer Dan Rutherford
    5 Questions with Treasurer Dan Rutherford First job? Washing dishes and waiting tables at his parents' restaurant, Carol's Pizza Pan, age 8. Favorite song? Depends on mood. The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad and Lynyrd Skynyrd are favorites. Last...
  • John Kass: It's 3 a.m., and Obama's phone is ringing

    As he seeks to rebuild the Russian empire, strongman Vladimir Putin has developed a terribly obnoxious habit. He keeps dragging the Obama White House back to a difficult place. It's called "reality." Putin's military capture of Crimea, a region of...
  • 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...