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  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Celebrating the farmers market

    Thumbs-up: To 20 years of the DeKalb Farmers’ Market. Vendors, shoppers and officials gathered at the weekly open-air market Thursday in Van Buer Plaz ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Schultz: Ramos 1, Trump Zee-ro

    I am so tired of the media tap dance around Donald Trump.Earlier this week in Iowa, Univision journa ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Our View: Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief

    As Illinois’ budget stalemate reaches its 59th day, evidence is mounting that more and more people are suffering the consequences.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Meyerson: The next GOP debate topic

    In a few weeks, Republicans will hold their second presidential debate, and, if it’s anything like the first, it’s bound to be a doozy. The continued ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Akst: Time to ride into the sunset (for now)

    Early in my reporting career, I saw a guy die after being stabbed in the heart. He got stabbed because he crashed a keg party.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Ponnuru: One health care question GOP must answer

    After talking about it endlessly, Republican presidential candidates are finally starting to get specific about how they intend to replace the Afforda ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Our View: Hinckley should amend annexation deal

    Hinckley’s Village Board is considering amending an almost 20-year-old annexation agreement that could bring more people, but also would be a better d ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Another View: GOP attacks on Planned Parenthood a waste of time

    The anti-abortion movement seems to have gained new momentum. Thousands of protesters rallied outsid ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Rubin: Fiorina shows her political smarts

    “Carly Fiorina camp goes to war with the RNC” is exactly the headline she wanted.Her campaign has of ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Pitts: Words of moral cowardice: 'All lives matter'

    This is a column about three words of moral cowardice:“All lives matter.”Those words have risen as a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Another View: Common Core not based around kids

    Some of the politicians in the crowded Republican field of presidential candidates are endorsing Common Core standards, but we’d like to hear from can ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Another View: Universities have much to learn about sex assault

    In what might be one of the greatest undertakings of his storied career, William H. McRaven – best known as the architect of the 2011 raid that killed ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Sunstein: No Dems, the system isn't rigged

    Within the past year, a new catchphrase has come to dominate political discussion, certainly on the left: “The system is rigged.”
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Barry Schrader: Society columnist one of history's mysteries

    Sometimes history questions are easily answered with a visit to the Joiner History Room or going online to find obituaries or cemetery records. But in ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: Computers, tablets can not replace hands-on learning

    To the Editor:I was pleased to read the Aug. 19 Midweek article about the additions of Chromebooks i ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
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