Daily Archive : Thursday May 4, 2017




Life & Entertainment


    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.


    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.


    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


    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?


    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.


    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.


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


    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.


    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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