QAnon conspiracy theories are so absurd they’d be laughable, if not for the danger they pose and the surprising number of people who are gullible enough to believe them.

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As the years passed and mounted, Americans who experienced the terrorist attack on their country — either up close or from afar — often observed that it always seemed liked yesterday.

There’s a movement spreading across the country this year. One which recognizes a monumental event. It’s not about race, the election, or the coronavirus and the economy. It’s about gender.

Traditionally, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, an occasion for family gatherings and perhaps a bit of rest and relaxation.

Traditionally, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, an occasion for family gatherings and perhaps a bit of rest and relaxation.

We’re helpless against violence, whether locally or in Wisconsin or somewhere else in the nation. Worse, no one has a promising plan or idea to stop us from showing our worst to one another.

Some unwelcome news emerged Monday afternoon as Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new mitigation efforts will be placed on Kankakee and Will counties to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

High school sports can be divided into two categories. There are the generally more popular spectator sports, as well as participant sports that draw less public attention.

Consider this our petition to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board: Do not grant parole to the two monsters who fatally shot Illinois State Police Trooper Layton Davis on March 18, 1976, during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 near Effingham.

The state of Illinois may never again see, and probably never before saw, the blend of pragmatism, vision and political skill that combined to make James R. “Big Jim” Thompson the state’s longest-serving governor.

Suffragettes overcame decades of obstructionism and violence to secure the right to vote for women a century ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

The concept of safety in and around our schools generally turns our focus to protecting students from intruders, violent acts inside the school by students, and, now, the new threat of coronavirus infections spreading among students and staff.

Only a few months from a presidential election, at a time when the nation is on edge, a prudent attorney general would take care to stay above the fray, reassuring all Americans that he or she would bring rigorous impartiality to the conduct of the election and the fair counting of votes. Instead, we have William P. Barr.

As we begin the sixth month of this strange journey through a coronavirus pandemic, we see clearly that the disease is affecting more than just those unlucky enough to actually contract it.

The strange year 2020 has forced dramatic change on nearly every aspect of life and our human traditions. That includes the Indianapolis 500.

If you’re one of those people who hates it when a stranger shows up uninvited at your home, the coronavirus pandemic has had one upside: keeping you away from door-to-door salespeople, petition-gatherers and religious proselytizers. The chance of getting COVID-19 discourages such outreach, p…

It was 75 years ago last April, as the end of World War II was drawing near, that famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle died on the tiny island of Ie Shima in the Pacific Ocean.

Kokomo, Indiana, Police Chief Doug Stout remembers a meeting in October 2019 with the Kokomo TenPoint Coalition, a group working to reduce youth gun violence in the city.

President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are like football coaches on the sideline screaming at concussed players to sprint back onto the field or else they'll lose their spot on the team.

Scandal has once again surfaced in Springfield, and while defenders of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan continue to insist he has not been indicted nor convicted, the fact his reputation is further soiled is hard to dispute.

Federal prosecutors have not yet indicated whether they will indict the Illinois House speaker they dub “Public Official A” in documents filed with an explosive ComEd plea deal on Friday, but as far as the quality of Illinois government is concerned, they don’t have to.

While watching the number of positive local cases of COVID-19 climb more than fivefold in just over a month, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for us to understand the reluctance of so many to wear a mask.

The emails continue to pour in. Thousands of workers furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19 shutdowns still have not received unemployment help from the state of Illinois, to which they are entitled.

Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the Sun Belt and western states. Arizona, Texas, California, Florida and the Carolinas are among the new hot spots. Emerging cases in those places alone reveal the tru…

There will be a meeting today between Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and Lynch family descendants to discuss the recent controversy generated by Williams over the naming of Lynch Road in eastern Vermilion County.

There will be a meeting today between Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and Lynch family descendants to discuss the recent controversy generated by Williams over the naming of Lynch Road in eastern Vermilion County.

If we look around the country, Illinois definitely earns a passing grade in the way it’s handled the COVID-19 outbreak.

JoAnne Andrews of rural Alvin requested we run Paul Harvey’s commentary, “So God Made a Farmer,” in appreciation for all the men and women in the fields and on the farms. The broadcaster’s speech was delivered to the Future Farmers of America convention in November 1978 in Kansas City, Mo., …

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