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  • Nielsen: Public education is the gift that keeps on giving

    In the midst of this busy holiday season, as we all look for those perfect gifts for our family and friends, I’d like to say “thank you” for one gift ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: Hunting for the rays of hope

    A spate of store closings near the city where I live put me in a melancholy mood recently.The news c ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: White elephants require delicate balance

    Our office’s holiday party is this week, and the thing on people’s minds is not the potluck lunch, nor the ugly sweater contest.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • LoPresti: Start taking steps to reduce your tax liability

    The end of the year will be here before you know it, but there’s still time to take steps that may help reduce your 2014 tax liability. Here are some ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Owens: LaSalle Co. tax levy to edge up

    As a result of many months of work by the many committees of the LaSalle County Board, the levy and budget are just about ready to be approved. The Fi ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Is it OK to regift presents you received and don't want?
    Yes
    No, never
    Only if the giver never finds out