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  • Our view: County shouldn’t fund regional education office

    DeKalb County taxpayers should not pay the salaries of state workers in the Regional Office of Education. In fact, they should not be covering the cos ...
    NEW: Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:00 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
  • Wilkinson: Who lost white America? Blame these guys

    Mistakes were made.When Congress passed the 1965 Hart-Celler immigration act, which President Lyndon ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Another View: Global security challenge

    The global security challenge came into full view last Monday as Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin sketched out two entirely different vision ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Harrop: Drug price gouging a product of political system

    If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. But Shkreli – a 32-year- ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Eric Olson: Kudos to sheriff for holding deputies accountable

    Scott Nissen nailed it. Nissen’s son, Jeffrey, died after a high-speed chase involving a Sheriff’s ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to officer Jonathan Jurisch for helping a teen in need

    Thumbs-up: To DeKalb police officer Jonathan Jurisch for helping a teen in need. On Sept. 26, Jurisch was taking a report from DeKalb High School fres ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Connie Schultz: Standing tall for Planned Parenthood

    Seeing as it’s still all too common to depict a determined woman as an angry one, let’s be clear on who did and did not yell at the congressional hear ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Bernstein: For presidents, Congress is merely the first hurdle

    Why shouldn’t Republican party actors choose Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina or Ben Carson as their nominee for president? That’s simple: They have the wr ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Our View: Change needed to DeKalb ward system

    Monica O’Leary said she plans to quit the DeKalb City Council this week, and at least one person appears willing to succeed her.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
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    What would you do first if you won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot?
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