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  SINGAPORE — Oil prices fell below $85 a barrel Friday in Asia as investors tried to make sense of a week of sharp zigzags in the equity and commodities markets.

Oil falls below $85 as traders eye EU debt crisis

Updated: 8/12/2011 06:51 AM

  I am neutral on video poker and slot machines. However to keep out townspeople safe from societal stigmas I suggest a separate "governor's room." We would all be safer.

Keep the people safe from governors

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  In Des Plaines now, after drinking all day and angry at losing all their money, the casino patrons get in their cars to drive the same roads as you and your family.

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Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  The president was very eloquent in expressing how he would bring hope and change to our country and how business is done in Washington. Here we are 2 years later. The only changes have been negative: the economy has tanked despite massive...

Nothing positive about the changes

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  Grayslake letter to the editor: There are those who would require our candidates to abide only to a pledge's tightly scripted approach when dealing with such issues as tax policy, spending restraint, entitlement reform, and abortion, among...

Candidate pledges defy democracy

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  Many residents still cleaning up basements that flooded July 23 are frustrated by how their towns handled the deluge. A Daily Herald editorial calls on local leaders to move quickly to help them and find ways to reduce future flooding problems.

Improving the response to flooding

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  Washington, D.C., hasn't been doing a great job of late handling its enumerated powers. Asking the states or the people to deal with the rest may not be a bad idea.

Putting the power with the states

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  Some of his fellow Christians may not have always agreed with Mark Hatfield, but they couldn't accuse him of hypocrisy. He consistently lived by the standards he professed and challenged others to do the same.

The death of a principled moderate

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  I sincerely hope all Americans remember this debacle in November 2012 and vote out of office every politician who was more concerned about "winning" the game so they had their "issue" for next year's primaries and pushing the ideological agenda than...

Tea party won, but America lost

Updated: 8/11/2011 06:15 PM

  Melanie Moore easily clinched the grand prize on "So You Think You Can Dance." Viewer votes overwhelmingly awarded the pixie-haired 19-year-old college student from Marietta, Ga., the title of "America's Favorite Dancer" and the $250,000 cash prize.

'So You Think You Can Dance' crowns champion

Updated: 8/12/2011 09:16 AM

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