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  • Eric Olson: Connection between community, students clear

    Amy Deegan never knew David Bogenberger, but she’s one of many people still heartsick over his death in November 2012.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Bershidsky: Say goodbye to all those passwords you forgot

    This week, Google’s email service Gmail made a tiny change to its log-in procedure. A first screen asks for a username and leads to a separate screen ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Schultz: William Zinsser believed in your story, too

    If you’re one of the millions of readers who cherish William Zinsser’s book “On Writing Well,” then you may feel this week that you’ve lost a dear fri ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Ponnuru: Free-trade opponents get less logical by the day

    Elizabeth Warren’s arguments “don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.” The Democratic senator is “absolutely wrong.” She’s being “a politician like ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Lake: Jeb Bush sends mixed message on troop use

    It’s official. Jeb Bush now doesn’t know whether he would have ordered the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
    May 13, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Pitts: Anti-government resistance now heart of GOP

    Some folks thought it was “inflammatory.” Some said it was “irresponsible,” others, “absurd,” still others, “disappointing.”
    May 12, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Barone: Britain's Conservatives beat Labour, polls

    Big surprises in Thursday’s British election.For weeks, the pre-election polls showed a statistical ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • DeRossett: Local government trying to become less accountable

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond successful com ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Eric Olson: 'Coffee fund' story did some good

    Only government would pay people to investigate its own employees and then later cover the legal expenses of the people it had investigated.
    May 8, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Schultz: The constant of waiting in Cleveland

    For those who love Cleveland – and there are so many of us who do – the rampant speculation of what comes next is beginning to take its toll.
    May 7, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Pitts: What can I do? Let's find out

    “There comes a time when people get tired.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955Tracy is tired. Sh ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Borek: Industrial expansion, career development progressing

    With city of Sycamore’s approval of M-2 zoning for a parcel at the eastern perimeter of the Sycamore Prairie Business Park, Ideal Industries is poised ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Berstein: Carson, Fiorina won't change 2016 election

    Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have made their presidential candidacies official.This is simple: No on ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Schrader: Fed aid for Evergreen Village, but none for Fairdale

    Returning from a vacation trip two weeks ago, the tragedy and horror of the EF4 tornado that tore through the northwestern edge of DeKalb County plus ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Lake: Rubio's shrewd poison pill for the Iran deal

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and aspirant for his party’s presidential nomination, has a poisonous pill he is seeking to add to Iran legislation this ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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