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Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 05:18 am

Single-shot rifle, Illinois penalties

ONLY NEED IS SINGLE-SHOT RIFLEThe second amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people t...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 01:53 pm

Mental health patients and heritage rifles

MENTAL HEALTH PRIORITIESNow is not the time to turn our backs on mental health patients.The entire country has been shocked by the Connecticut school shooting, and while mourning the victims there&rsq...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 07:43 am

Gun control and Park Towers

FREE SOCIETY IS GUN-FREEOur plague of semi-automatic gun massacres shows us that America faces a crucial conflict in how we have always interpreted the freedoms of assembly and personal expression wit...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 06:14 pm
TOP ELECTION ANALYSESLeave it to one of our hometown columnists to come up with one of the best analyses of the Nov. 6 election I have seen! Jim Krohe’s Dec. 6 commentary (“Crowdsourcing p...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 07:47 am

Harold Gregor and medical marijuana

IN PLAIN SIGHTJames Krohe’s article, “Flatland into flatscapes,” (Nov. 29) is a fine testimonial to Harold Gregor, his inventiveness and his influence on several generations of Illin...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 05:09 pm
REWARD SCHOOL BOARDDr. Ikejiaku’s resignation because of alleged hiring irregularities at District 186 will open a can of worms. There have been rumors for years of how the district was hiring &...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 01:11 pm

Affordable Care Act, residency rule and beer

DON’T LOSE SIGHTThe health care system will dramatically change in 2014 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, or health care reform. As an optometrist who has served Illinois for 39 years, I s...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 02:26 pm
GOOD CONDUCT CREDIT FOR ALLWith Illinois having $85 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, the credit rating agencies could no longer ignore the state’s fiscal mess. What’s worse is that...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 04:41 am
SAVE ENOS SCHOOLDankor Development Company is pleased with Ty Rees’ idea, for the school district to build the new Enos School on nearby contiguous lots and to preserve the present Enos School f...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 04:45 pm
SUPPORT RAPE VICTIMSAs a rape victim advocate, I want every public official who makes a deplorable, victim-blaming statement to simply say, “I am sorry. I will never say that again.” Wheth...

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