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    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan listens as Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address last January.

    Editorial: Mixed, but clear, messages on budget urgency
    A Daily Herald editorial says that separate statements issued following a meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan say the men are pushing for a budget solution but show they’re really just pointing fingers.

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    For Democrats, Obama’s Wall Street payday sends the wrong signal

    Columnist Gene Lyons: Sen. Bernie Sanders and fellow New England puritan Sen. Elizabeth Warren are certainly correct about the dreadful optics of former President Barack Obama’s decision to accept a $400,000 fee for a one-hour speech to a Wall Street bank.

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    Spinner fad shows frivolity has its serious side

    Columnist Jim Slusher: The pleasant diversions of culture can be throbbing distractions for education. And writing about them can be more complicated than you might expect

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    Why can’t House repeal Obamacare? Because a lot of Republicans don’t want to

    Columnist Byron York: Even with unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans could lose 21 votes and still prevail on repeal. Why haven’t they done it?

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    Keep life-saving health funding in U.S. budget
    A Palatine letter to the editor: As a pediatric emergency nurse, I regularly care for children and families. I see daily the positive impact of access to basic health care.

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    We’re better than this
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I was horrified watching the crowd’s reactions to President Trump’s speech last Saturday evening.

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    ‘Big picture’ on cursive
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: I was intrigued by the article regarding cursive writing as a required legislative mandate.

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    Home repair tax is a bad idea, Springfield
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Unfortunately, the cost of building that new deck or installing new windows in the kitchen could go up substantially in Illinois if some politicians in Springfield get their way.

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    Timothy Christian’s stellar achievement
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I would like to acknowledge and applaud the impressive accomplishments of the Timothy Christian High School of Elmhurst. Their scholastic bowl team, competing with 250 other Division 1 high schools, prevailed to become the 2017 state champions.

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