Opinion

  • NIU’s Turner up to speed at wide receiver

    DeKALB – Aregeros Turner’s time at Northern Illinois didn’t get off to the best start.Roughly a mont ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well.It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Our View: Deadly weekend of drunken driving

    It was a deadly weekend on DeKalb County roadways, and the wreckage left behind will remain long after the vehicles have been towed away.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Pitts: ... And this is Overkill News Network

    Enough, already.Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we al ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Reeder: Legend of Haymarket Riot doesn't match fact

    SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous.On the evening news, ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    PERTH, Australia – The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Report suggests reasonable approach

    Illinois has long had the most units of government in the nation – 6,963 at last count.Do we need so ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Minter: Water pollution a lurking problem in China

    On Friday the government of Lanzhou, China, informed its 3.6 million residents that their drinking water would be carcinogenic for the next 24 hours. ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Barone: Dems play politics with bogus pay inequality claim

    An economist serving on a second-term president’s Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax s ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Top 10 reasons to reconsider a long-term high-protein diet

    1. Your body, specifically your brain and your heart, needs at least 130g of carbohydrate daily in order to function optimally.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Harrop: Let there be light on health spending

    Foes of Obamacare often frame such health reforms as “redistribution” schemes. They take money from hardworking Americans and give it to the presumabl ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Greiff: California drought points to next food-price shock

    Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers m ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Olson: Apology given, pain remains

    Although we’ve written countless stories about Patricia Schmidt’s trial and acquittal, she didn’t become a real person to me until Friday morning.
    April 12, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Letter: ‘Angel’ of medicine nominated for Nobel

    To the Editor:I have an amazing story to tell you about a most wonderful, charitable person named C ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:02 am
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