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  • Cheeky Mama: No sitter, big problem

    Last weekend my husband and I had a dilemma: We were invited to go out with a group of our friends. It sounded like so much fun.  
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • McCaleb: Don't retire these Christmas song classics

    Crabby Editor Eric Olson used this space Monday to bemoan all of the Christmas songs he wishes would just go away – holiday tunes he claims should be ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Ponnuru: Replacing Obamacare will be a slog, not a race

    In the days since the election, Republicans have realized that they are in a tight spot on Obamacare. They seem to be lurching toward a strategy that ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Letter: DeKalb candidates must have detailed plans

    To the Editor:Our community faces substantial economic and social problems.  Volunteer organizations ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Our view: A new approach to choosing Illinois' House speaker

    The goal of the Illinois Legislature, reduced to its simplest terms, is to make life better for all the people of Illinois.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Schrader: Two DeKalb classmates reunite at 99

    When classmates Leonard Osland and Don Mosher got together recently, they realized they are about the only ones left from a class of 156 students who ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Letter: Climate Reality Project points the way to renewable energy

    To the Editor:This summer I attended The Climate Reality Project in Houston with a friend and collea ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Oliver: Could Castro’s death bring change to Cuba?

    The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro last week at the age of 90 seems almost hard to believe. After all, Castro had been out of sight for almost a ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Letter: Kish College partnerships help to prepare youth

    To the Editor:Recent reports show that almost 90 percent of millennials who graduate from high schoo ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Letter: Keep holidays special, separate

    To the Editor:In response to your editorial, "Shining a spotlight on Thanksgiving" (Nov. 21, page 13 ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Olson: Why the Thanksgiving shopping hostility?

    There seems to be hostility toward the new tradition of stores opening the night of Thanksgiving.On ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Another View: Environment deals don't have to be perfect to be good

    ​In a year marked by impatience with traditional politics and institutions, two major, little-discussed international agreements struck in recent week ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Our View: Spike in police deaths is alarming

    One can’t draw causation from rhetoric, national media attention or social media outrage, but there definitely has been an increase in the deaths of p ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Mayor's View: DeKalb in solid financial shape for 2017

    The DeKalb City Council and Finance Advisory Committee have met over the past several weeks. The topics have included the city’s financial policies, t ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Olson: Return of hated holiday tunes

    It is time, as my 3-year-old daughter would say, to “start Christmasing.”Regardless of your level of ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Is Santa Claus coming to your house this year?
    Yes
    No
    Depends on certain people's behavior