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  • Good morning, DeKalb County: 'Sandwich man' always whipping up trouble

    Before I moved to DeKalb County, I was a big fan of the Sandwich man, or his counterpart, the Sandwich woman.
    April 28, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Team's efforts will benefit DeKalb

    This week, we learned that DeKalb’s entry in the America’s Best Communities contest will not win the $3 million grand prize. Although the money would ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Rain kisses are a Hollywood invention

    Being rained on generally makes people miserable, unless it’s July and you’re a kid who doesn’t have a wallet or a phone in your pocket.
    April 27, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Our View: Strip Hastert of honorary NIU degree

    Northern Illinois University officials demurred in November when they were asked about the honorary law degree the university had awarded to J. Dennis ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Another View: What is Donald Trump hiding?

    As Republican voters from Maryland to Rhode Island went to the polls Tuesday, there was a lot they did not know about Donald Trump. Unlike his rivals, ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Our View: Voters can render verdict on McCullough release

    DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack doesn’t believe he has a conflict of interest in the Jack McCullough case.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Pitts: Sometimes, race is more distraction than explanation

    Dear white people:As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, returned to the headlin ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Rubin: RNC chair ignores the GOP's existential choice

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has gone out of his way to block and tackle for Donald Trump and disparage principled conservati ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Fostering community connection through Facebook groups

    At its core, the most valuable part of any newspaper is its connection to the communities it serves.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Barone: NY's some-state winners have November problems

    Home-state candidates notched up impressive victories in New York’s presidential primaries last week. Donald Trump topped 50 percent for the first tim ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Farmers in your backyard

    We were visiting friends in DeKalb this weekend when we had one of those real “you’re in DeKalb County” moments.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: Poor will be hard-hit by tow fee

    To the Editor:Please give us more information about the “local adjudication system” approved by the ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Letter: Rep. Pritchard's support for Gov. Rauner baffling

    To the Editor:This is an open letter to Rep. Bob Pritchard.Rep. Pritchard – Like many of your consti ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Payout blunder – only in dysfunctional Illinois

    What’s the matter with Illinois? Illinoisans are shaking their heads about the recent announcement ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Applebaum: U.S. can't afford a 'Brexit'

    Barack Obama has a full schedule in London this week. There is lunch with the Queen, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. There is dinner with the Du ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:16 pm
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