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  • ​Schrader: Historical markers highlight county's heritage

    DeKalb County has a rich history of agriculture and innovation, something that becomes more evident each time another historical marker is installed a ...
    NEW: June 29, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Our View: Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    NEW: June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Another View: Rocket explosion a useful failure

    It was, in corporate parlance, a “non-nominal launch.” Others more bluntly called it a “catastrophic failure.” SpaceX’s seventh mission to rendezvous ...
    NEW: June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Barone: Facing a changing world balance, Obama makes odd choices

    Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwin’s recent book “A ...
    NEW: June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Bernstein: Robert Bork would not have changed history

    As the Supreme Court ends its eventful term, many political analysts are stepping back to look at the history leading up to its important decisions, p ...
    NEW: June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Harrop: ​Meditate for success

    We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts.
    June 28, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Our View: Pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    June 28, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Letter: Lies, lies and important lies

    To the Editor:Martha Stewart lied to the FBI, got jail time.Brian Williams, mainstream media’s darli ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Letter: Alexander Graham Bell, what have you wrought?

    To the Editor:I recently tried to call a local business for which there was no listing in my phone b ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to pledging to take Sunday dinner with senior relatives

    Thumbs-up:† To Home Instead Senior Care for encouraging families in DeKalb, Ogle and Lee counties to take the Sunday Dinner Pledge – a promise to shar ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Stossel: When it comes to money, more is better

    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside.Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sa ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Letter: End misguided health care taxes

    To the Editor:Sound tax policy is about more than just the government’ís bottom line.Itís a tool gov ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Sanders deserves at least as much respect as GOP-ers

    To the Editor:Jonathon Bernstein’s column “Media does not owe Sanders a ‘fair shake’” is an excellen ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Rubin: Jindal's fateful choice

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, barely registering in the polls, announced his presidential run on Wednesday.
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Our View: State still not doing enough for schools

    Illinois schools will receive $269 million more from the state of Illinois in the coming school year after a school funding plan was signed into law b ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
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