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  • Letter: Proud of DeKalb’s ABC team

    To the Editor:DeKalb’s recent participation in the Frontier-sponsored America’s Best Communities (AB ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Cheeky Mama: Sometimes, we settle for turkey sandwiches

    After a long day’s work, I know the first thing on my mind when I get home is being romanced. NOT! The first thing on this working mom’s mind is to ge ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Letter: Speaker Madigan has blocked progress in Springfield

    To the Editor:The Speaker has spoken.I am delighted to read in his letter to the editor May 21 that ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Barone: ​'Ferguson effect' threatens to harm black Americans most

    University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had “second thoughts.” Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed c ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Our View: Activity no substitute for achievement

    You may have read the Illinois General Assembly has been active during this past month of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end May 31.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Olson: Say what you will about knocking wood ...

    I have been jinxing myself lately.  The trouble started a few weeks ago. I was walking to the St. Ma ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Shah: Drone blowback in Pakistan is a myth

    Since 2001, the U.S. has used armed drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs) against Islamist militants in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Tucker: Sanders increasingly appears petulant, shortsighted

    Bernie Sanders is facing a critical test of his leadership, and so far he’s failing. When some of his supporters threw chairs at a mid-May convention ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Another View: 'Bathroom laws' cause problems, pain

    The movement to ban students from using restrooms that conform to their gender identity is a solution in search of a problem. There is no evidence, no ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Letter: Speaker Madigan says Rauner should set aside agenda for budget peace

    To the Editor:As of this writing, the state of Illinois is beginning its 11th month without a comple ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Letter: 'Buyer beware' important advice in used-car search

    To the Editor:We recently learned what “buyer beware” means, and it saved us a lot of money.Shopping ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Another View: U.S. should sell arms to Vietnam

    Sen. John McCain has given one good reason for lifting the U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam: China.A bet ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Applebaum: A world without facts

    You are about to read a newspaper article. Do you care whether all the facts in it are true? If so – what could convince you they are or are not? A fr ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Our View: Nice work by H-BR students to reach reading goal

    Thumbs-up: To the students at Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School. The children in all of the school’s grades met their reading goal for the year, wit ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Eric Olson: DeKalb needs new plan for road repairs

    The city of DeKalb maintains 129 miles of roads, and if you’ve found yourself thinking those roads are getting rougher lately, it’s because they are.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:01 pm
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