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  • Pitts: Terrorists usher in 'End of Satire'

    Dear Terrorists:OK, you win. We surrender.Never thought I’d say that, but then, I never thought I’d ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Harrop: Playtime is over for Obamacare's foes

    Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Eric Olson: A look inside county's overcrowded jail

    SYCAMORE – I went to jail Tuesday.DeKalb County Sheriff’s Lt. Joyce Klein, who’s been the jail admin ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Jason Akst: Cold-weather closings: the new normal?

    As Tuesday evening began, I began to think DeKalb, Sycamore, Chicago and dozens of other area locales had conspired against me.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Schultz: #JeSuisCharlie

    This terrible thing happened.Three hooded men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles seized a magazin ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Reeder: Cost of minimum wage hike to hit workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Many years ago, I was a minimum-wage worker making $3.35 an hour writing obituaries for the Galesburg Register-Mail. More than a few tim ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Barry Schrader: A sure-fire New Year's resolution

    With a lengthy track record of unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions over the years, I finally found a way to make one that is guaranteed – I am hoping, ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Eric Olson: More jobs, school board members needed

    It is a new year and I am back at work, both of which are good things.If you have the good fortune t ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Carson: The wisdom of peace through strength

    It was extremely encouraging to see the United States and Sony eventually stand up to the cyberbullying of the North Koreans by allowing the movie “Th ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Debbie Armstrong: The economic impact of arts and culture

    Arts promote true prosperity. They inspire us, foster creativity and beauty and help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. We are ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 12:50 am
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