Daily Archive : Thursday August 17, 2017




Life & Entertainment


    Joe Vallez works as an executive at four suburban park districts and is eligible for a public pension from three of them.

    Editorial: Simple time card could verify pension eligibility

    Simply requiring records of hours worked would go a long way toward answering questions about whether a public employee is eligible for a pension, a Daily Herald editorial says.


    Slusher: Our side of the street on eclipse coverage

    Columnist Jim Slusher: Experts, in short, often need interpreters, and we in newspapers are happy to take on that role.


    Trump fails the test

    Steven and Cokie Roberts: The American presidency is really two jobs.


    Why do liberal worry about opposing opinions?
    A Huntley letter to the editor: The fear and bias of the letter writer in the Aug. 15 paper suggesting you drop Ann Coulter’s column is another example of liberal paranoia.


    Casting tough vote to put state back on track
    A North Aurora letter to the editor: Recently, officials in Springfield overrode the governor’s veto to finally enact a balanced budget for our state. Seniors services, domestic violence shelters, nonprofit organizations and other lifesaving programs and agencies are receiving the funding they deserve.


    Afghanistan another neocon conspiracy?
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: The conspiracy of the neocons is back. The connection between Steve Bannon, the Prez and his threat to fire Gen. John Nicholson, commander in Afghanistan, abetted by Jared Kushner’s behest to Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and brother to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, to develop plans to totally replace regular U.S. troops in Afghanistan with private contractors tells us a new Neo-Con game is afoot.


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon


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