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  • Our view: Change payout formula for video gambling revenue

    Here’s a way to cut down on the number of video gambling parlors operating in Illinois: change the revenue split prescribed by state law.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Ponnuru: Welfare reform, the great bipartisan success story

    Welfare reform may be the last great bipartisan success story. It wasenacted in 1996 by a Republican Congress led by Newt Gingrich and by Democratic P ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Letter: DeKalb’s impact fees should be higher, not lower

    To the Editor:   When you listen to “residential” real estate developers and realtors talk of reside ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Pitts: Sylville Smith, unlikely racial martyr

    As racial martyrs go, you could hardly do worse than Sylville Smith.He was no Trayvon Martin or Tami ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Our view: DeKalb D-428 should have dumped pension-boosting raises

    We’re pleased that teachers in DeKalb School District 428 will not be going on strike after reaching a deal on a new three-year contract with the scho ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Cheeky Mama: Corn Fest is something to be proud of

    Corn, corn & more corn! I sure do love Corn Fest! I’m so glad the festival is back in downtown. It j ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Keillor: The America I miss

    Life is good if you have your health and not all bad even if you don’t, which is sometimes forgotten in an election year, what with the high-pitched o ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Barone: Sympathy for victims can backfire

    Victims aren’t always virtuous. That’s a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt throug ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Our view: Allow cameras in all Illinois courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Tucker: Not every police shooting is unjust

    If the violent eruptions in Milwaukee earlier this month were familiar, it’s because they seemed to follow a script that, by now, has become numbingly ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Stossel: Evaluating vice presidential prospects

    We’ve heard nonstop criticism of both the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates – for good reasons. So are their running mates any better?
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Our View: Decisions are wins for open government

    Public records are public, even if they are stored in private locations such as a home email server or personal smartphone.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Olson: Justice will take time in Sycamore killings

    Roger Scott has seen his share of murder investigations in his 31 years as DeKalb County sheriff.He’ ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Schultz: Better days already are here

    The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood already are headed b ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears' offense much improved in 2nd preseason game

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Bears’ offense still has a long, long way to go, but its improvement Thursday night against the New England Patriots over Week ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:57 pm
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