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  • 5 candidates seek District 4 county board seat

    5 candidates seek District 4 county board seat
    Both Republicans and Democrats have the opportunity to select candidates in Tuesday's primary election for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board. There are three Republicans – incumbent Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton and challengers Ronald...
  • 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...
  • Local Voices Lake: March 13 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Fox Lake and Mundelein. Increase wages I am writing to support an increase in Illinois' minimum wage. I live in a community in which many of the residents work for minimum wage — or less. People are struggling,...
  • Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004

    President Mike Ditka? That would be an interesting alternate timeline to visit. Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach, was speaking to a group of people in North Dakota when he said his biggest mistake was not running for the U.S. Senate against the...
  • 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...
  • Why gay marriage question still matters in the GOP race for governor

     
    Practically speaking, Bruce Rauner is correct when he answers "doesn't matter" when asked for his views on same-sex marriage. He's one of four candidates for governor in next month's Republican primary, and there's a better chance that the state Capitol.....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • So then what?

     
    News release from the Illinois Senate Democrats: By law, the state’s income tax rates drop on Jan. 1, 2015 - halfway through the upcoming budget year. That $1.6 billion revenue decline, combined with increased costs in required programs and...
  • 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...
  • 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...