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  • Obama wise not to change nature of intra-Muslim fight Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: Our intentions have been honorable. The results are another matter entirely.

  • Obama controls his message by cracking the digital code Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnists Cokie and Steven Roberts: Team Obama grasped the potential of the emerging digital space right from the beginning, but has used it even more aggressively in his second term.

  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

  • History is in the eye of the beholder Feb 26, 2015 1:29 PM
    Guest columnist Glenn Joshua: The fact is, Black History Month, for many, feels more like a necessary evil than a 28-day celebration honoring the great African American accomplishments in this country and throughout the world.

  • Constable: Newly found film shows Eastland horrors Feb 26, 2015 12:25 AM
    Century-old film footage of the Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River has been discovered, showing in silent black-and-white footage the recovery of some of the 844 bodies. The Arlington Heights-based Eastland Disaster Historical Society released the graphic video on Wednesday.

  • Waubonsee completes 2020 Master Plan Feb 25, 2015 2:32 PM
    Since 2002, Waubonsee Community College has sought to build better, more advanced facilities, positioning it to adapt to the changing needs of our students and rapid advances in the technology that drives our world. Its 2020 College Master Plan provided the blueprint for this expansion and development.

  • Teaching teens to value life may help prevent suicides Feb 25, 2015 3:37 PM
    Reflecting on the increasing occurrance of teen suicide, our Ken Potts recalls the teachings of psychologist Rollo May, who suggests that the best way to prevent such tragedies is not by asking why someone would want to die but rather by giving adolescents good reasons to want to live.

  • Imrem: Rose, Kane injuries a double whammy for fans Feb 25, 2015 9:20 PM
    Kane's hurt. Rose's hurt. There's a flaming freight train running down the middle of a Chicago sports fan's head.

  • Rozner: Biggest loser in Rose injury saga is fans Feb 25, 2015 5:00 PM
    It’s sad that one of the greatest athletes this city has ever seen is going to have to rehab again instead of gearing up for the postseason, that Derrick Rose is probably wondering if he can keep going through this. Rose is suffering again and to think of the questions he must be asking himself now would make just about anyone feel empathy, regardless of his thick bank account.

  • Batavia authors chronicle their faith journeys Feb 25, 2015 1:52 PM
    Doubt can be a painful emotion to deal with, whether dealing with personal issues or dealing with spiritual ones. Batavia author Ann C. Sullivan examines how doubt can affect our lives in her new book, “Permission to Doubt,” published by Kregel Publications.

  • Imrem: Storming court may feel good, but it’s not safe Feb 24, 2015 9:46 PM
    Please, somebody brainstorm a way to preserve court-storming by making it safer.

  • Imrem: It still all comes down to Rose for Bulls Feb 24, 2015 12:38 PM
    Derrick Rose will determine whether the Bulls' window still is wide open or has been closed for a while already.

  • Trevino, Graham highight Chicago Golf Show Feb 24, 2015 3:05 PM
    This weekend’s 32nd annual Chicago Golf Show will be highlighted by Lee Trevino’s two appearances on Saturday, but much more will be going on than that during the event’s three-day run at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Len Ziehm previews the annual event.

  • Lean and lovin’ it: Low-carb almond flour puts pizza back on the menu Feb 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Kicking refined sugars and carbos from your diet doesn't have to mean kicking pizza to the curb. Don Mauer learned how to make pizza crust using almond meal (ground blanched almonds) which, although higher in fat than wheat flour (14 grams versus 0.5 grams per ¼-cup) and higher in calories (160 versus 102) was way lower in carbs (6 grams versus 22). Plus, almond flour delivers almost twice as much protein (48 grams versus 26).

  • Mannheim Steamroller drummer from Oswego writes symphony Feb 24, 2015 3:56 PM
    Mannheim Steamroller drummer Tom Sharpe, of Oswego, is debuting his self-written symphony, "Lifting the World." Known for his high-energy performances and seven years as the drummer for former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung, Sharpe spent 10 years working on his album. He's started performing it at small venues around the suburbs. "I am very proud of this work," he said.

  • Don’t wait for the perfect ring to pop the question Feb 24, 2015 12:55 PM
    Medical bills have put off his proposal so he can buy the perfect ring. Carolyn Hax says gems are nice, but they don't make the marriage.

  • North: No false hope for Cubs in 2015 Feb 24, 2015 5:18 AM
    While Cubs fans are daring to dream of the playoffs , Mike North says there's a lot to be excited about, but don't make those World Series reservations just yet.

  • Victory not found in the words of war Feb 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

  • Taming government’s ‘Leviathan by proxy’ Feb 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: For the six years of the Obama presidency, or perhaps the last 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s election, American politics has been dominated by a debate on the size and role of the federal government. This argument, while intense and consequential, has often lacked one element: actual knowledge about the size and role of the federal government.

  • Constable: Nearly naked winter runner roams Arlington Hts. Mar 1, 2015 11:05 AM
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. “He’s probably the most eccentric runner in the area,” says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

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