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  • Harrop: Will the blabbermouths wake Democrats up?

    It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. Bu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Skandera: Teachers unions’ destructive behavior

    You can always count on the national teachers unions to behave badly at their annual conventions, and they certainly didn’t let us down this month. In ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escor ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Letter: Defending Hultgren's record on animals

    To the Editor:In response to Joni Lindgren’s letter about Randy Hulgren in the July 18 issue of the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to preserving a slice of Americana

    Thumbs-up: To preserving a slice of Americana. Ron Magnoni Jr. has raised about a third of the money he needs to replace the film projectors at the R ...
    July 26, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Carson: The perils of mixing politics and business

    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgo ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Olson: Forget about 'right to be forgotten'

    At most any newspaper that runs them, the local police reports probably generate the most reader calls – and some of the most consistent reader intere ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Our View: Straighten Plank Road, save lives

    Seemingly every time someone dies in a traffic crash around the intersection of Plank Road and Moose Ridge Road, there’s talk about straightening the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:54 am
  • Our View: Renovate or remove Otto’s building

    The deteriorating condition of the building that once housed Otto’s and Ducky’s Formal Wear in downtown DeKalb was ignored for years.
    July 25, 2014 - 7:53 am
  • Letter: TIF monies used wisely for Barb City Manor

    To the Editor:The July 14 article “Expiration Dates – DeKalb’s TIF Districts approaching retirement” ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Letter: DeKalb, Galesburg similar college towns

    To the Editor:Thanks for your article, “DeKalb, NIU focus on long-term collaboration.”While reading ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Schultz: Preserve a lie or save lives – you pick

    Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and fe ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Akst: Sycamore referendum plan is on

    The Sycamore Park District just voted to add a referendum to the November ballot. If it passes, residents would pay about $81 more a year in property ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Reeder: Illinois can learn from Texan example

    PORT ISABEL, TEXAS – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Our View: Tree treatments a long-term cost

    It does not appear as though the emerald ash borer infestation will go away any time soon.The questi ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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