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  • Escaping tyranny of North Korea

    North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason.Thousands of people are tortured. S ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Eric Olson: Tim Struthers understands the No. 1 thing at NIU

    There are easier assignments to take on right now than overseeing Northern Illinois University.Hundr ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to a building used for housing for NIU veterans

    Thumbs-up: To an established living space for veterans turned students at Northern Illinois University. The NIU Veterans Association, a student organi ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Connie Schultz: In twilight of Obama's presidency, hope remains

    Seven years ago, months before he won the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama delivered a speech about race.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 1:36 am
  • Our view: Go, Cubs, go

    With the potential for the Cubs’ playoff run to end the same night as it started, it seemed only natural for fans to be a bit guarded in getting their ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 1:35 am
  • Letter: How the PARCC affects students

    To the Editor:Administrators and parents can go on and on about the PARCC test and how it helps with ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:17 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Why the interest rate debate has gotten so odd

    Contrary to many people’s expectations, the Federal Reserve refrained last month from raising the interest rate over which it has fairly direct contro ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Our view: Stats tell scary story of domestic violence

    According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people a minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:13 am
  • Our view: DeKalb County shouldn’t fund regional education office

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to reflect that County Board member Stephen Reid was present at the Health & Human Services Committee mee ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Letter: Mass shootings not a gun problem

    To the Editor:With the most recent shootings in Oregon, our president once again has ignorantly poin ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Another View: Obama's veto threat looms

    American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. Since Congress passed the firs ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Letter: Bernie Sanders works for fair, just society

    To the Editor:When it comes to the issues of social and wealth injustice Bernie Sanders isn’t saying ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Barone: Dogs that aren't barking in 2016 campaign

    Sherlock Holmes famously solved the mystery of the Silver Blaze by noting the dog that didn’t bark in the night. It strikes me that in this wild and w ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Schrader: DeKalb High alum is hit of class reunion

    The DeKalb High Class of 1965 held its 50th reunion in August and gave one of its alums, Richard Jenkins, a replica of an Oscar. Less than a month lat ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Our View: Sign petition for independent maps

    What happens when elected officials aren’t accountable to voters?Illinoisans are getting an unpleasa ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
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