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  • John Stossel: High-tech Ted

    Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire’s primary, Ted Cruz talked more about “free-market principles” and a “c ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to ballots for early voting

    Thumbs-up: To ballots arriving for early voters in DeKalb County. It took a week after the scheduled start of early voting, but certified ballots were ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Some arguments, you can't win

    Some arguments, a man just can't win – especially when those arguments are with his wife. Like how ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • Letters: Vulnerable hurt worst by lack of mental health care

    To the Editor:I am writing to respond to the”Critical Care”series, and respond to one of the letters ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Letters: Syverson shares blame for Kishwaukee College cuts

    To the Editor:State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, is as responsible for the impending massive layo ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Our view: Luxury apartments require parking

    It would be nice if people in DeKalb had the option not to own a car, but for most people, that’s not the case.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: What's the anti-Trump strategy now?

    Although everyone has expected for weeks that Donald Trump would win the New Hampshire primary, the scale of that victory should unsettle both his riv ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Our view: DeKalb County will miss O'Barski

    Frank O’Barski understood government, citizenship and civic duty. It’s clear that they mattered to him.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: NIU should award free tuition

    The Northern Illinois University Athletics Department should just give free tuition to one of the 86 students who attended all six home football games ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Pitts: Chicago cop's lawsuit an act of gall

    First he killed him. Now he’s suing him.I have no idea whether Robert Rialmo, the Chicago police off ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • From the Archives: A look back at when Otto's rocked

    Not that long ago, Otto’s Niteclub near the intersection of First Street and Lincoln Highway was a powerhouse of the local music scene.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Barone: Probing for clues in the Iowa caucus numbers

    Now that the results of the Feb. 2 Iowa caucuses are in, speculation naturally turns to today’s New Hampshire primary.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Smith: Preventing child sex tourism

    As principal author of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 – a landmark law combatting sex- and labor-trafficking at home and abroad – I am ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Another View: Take Obama's oil fee proposal seriously

    President Barack Obama wants to raise gasoline prices. It is about time.In his new budget proposal, ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Another View: Blame Congress for tax inversions

    If you’re mad at the news the Glendale, Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls is, through its merger with Tyco International, moving its corporate headquar ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Did you take an international trip in high school?