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  • Letter: Have you laughed yet today?

    To the Editor:Does your dog ever laugh out loud?  Has your cat ever smiled at you?Animals don’t have ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Harrop: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a fraud

    There’s been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down w ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Letter: Corker-Menendez bill gives up on compromise and reasoning

    To the Editor:We strongly support encouraging our U.S. senators to reject the Corker-Menendez bill, ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Another View: A Republican embarrassment

    Senators voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general by an embarrassingly thin margin of 56 to 43. It was embarrassing not to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Another View: Inequality’s big enabler

    “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.”So said Hillary Rodham Clinton ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Letter: Referendum a step toward reclaiming system

    To the Editor:Your editorial of March 27, “Referendum won’t solve federal issue”, starts from a vali ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Letter: ‘If’ and ‘we’ don’t belong in apologies

    To the Editor:Regarding the front-page April 22 story, “Rauner aide sorry for social service cuts mi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to NIU students giving back to community

    Thumbs-up: To Northern Illinois University students helping the community. Last weekend, about 800 student volunteers helped with cleaning up and beau ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • ​Stossel: The next president

    It’s not smart to get too enthusiastic about any politician. I’ve been disappointed often. I believed Bill Clinton when he said, “the era of big gover ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Eric Olson: Hitting children teaches nothing

    Hitting children is lazy parenting.Physical pain is not “the only thing they understand.” Beating ch ...
    April 25, 2015 - 8:34 am
  • Lane: Why vets' health care never works

    The men and women who serve in the military protect both the United States’ security and its values, including political liberty, free enterprise and ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Schultz: Go Cavs, and pass the confetti

    Now listen. We’re not going to work ourselves into a tizzy here in Cleveland because a columnist in Boston decided to launch his fiction-writing caree ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Another View: Illegal gun possession not 'violent felony'

    Twice recently the Supreme Court has chastised the U.S. Department of Justice for stretching criminal laws beyond their rational application in order ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Our View: Pass the pie, then fix the state

    Food fans will love what the Illinois House cooked up last week.Pumpkin pie was voted as the state’s ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chicago Bears to assist in tornado recovery efforts in Fairdale

    The Bears announced that the team will make a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Rock River Valley to assist in recovery efforts for those affecte ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
    No, but never felt unsafe