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  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Franks calls Illinois college funding bill a 'dangerous precedent'

    Legislation to release $600 million to Illinois’ colleges and universities sailed through the state House on a 106-2 vote last week. The Senate follow ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Pitts: Sometimes, race is more distraction than explanation

    Dear white people:As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, returned to the headlin ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Rubin: RNC chair ignores the GOP's existential choice

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has gone out of his way to block and tackle for Donald Trump and disparage principled conservati ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Fostering community connection through Facebook groups

    At its core, the most valuable part of any newspaper is its connection to the communities it serves.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Farmers in your backyard

    We were visiting friends in DeKalb this weekend when we had one of those real “you’re in DeKalb County” moments.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Stossel: Hospitals not place for customer service

    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer.My doctors tell me my growth was caught ear ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Fearing the cost of change

    People don’t like change. They especially don’t like changes that involve them paying more in taxes ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Ponnuru: Free advice for Trump, Cruz and Kasich

    The Republican nomination race has three more stages to go, and each of the three candidates left in it is concentrating on a different one.
    April 20, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Reeder: Delaying lawmakers' paychecks a political play

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers may find themselves waiting months to get paid – just as have many firms that do business with the state. 
    April 20, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: LaRoche retirement story still lingers

    I’ve decided to quit my job. Not that I want to, mind you. But since my boss won’t let me bring my ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: When there are lots of fires to put out

    There were a lot of fires to put out Wednesday afternoon, and not just the figurative ones that tend to crop up in the late afternoon in a newsroom.
    April 14, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • From the archive: 'Panty raids' once part of campus life

    In June 1958, a group of about 750 men took a break from studying at Northern Illinois University to attempt a panty raid at Williston and Adams dormi ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Good morning DeKalb County: Identity – it's yours to define

    People have many more options when it comes to their identity than they once did. I had that though ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: A fitting proclamation

    State Rep. Bob Pritchard read the following State of Illinois Proclamation on Saturday during the gathering marking one year since Fairdale was struck ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Hotel pools are big part of parenthood

    I expected certain things to change when my wife and I first became parents 11 years ago.The amount ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:33 am
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