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  • Eric Olson: Keep measles from weaseling into county

    Dr. Christine Weis knows there are people living in the area who refuse to vaccinate their children. She’s had them as patients.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Letter: Child care funding crisis a serious threat

    To the Editor:We know that when Illinois families have access to affordable quality child care, it h ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Letter: Nuclear considerations

    To the Editor:The theme we are hearing is that nuclear is a clean energy source and should be saved ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Our View: Raptor System protecting our schools

    Thumbs-up: To technology that makes us safer. DeKalb School District 428 installed a Raptor System that completes background checks on visitors within ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Carson: When politics defy reality

    In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his ma ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Another View: Debt delinquency

    President Barack Obama sounded a triumphant note about the federal government’s fiscal condition in his State of the Union address last week, boasting ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Akst: Put this in your pipe, but don't smoke it

    Some in the Northern Illinois University community are fuming about becoming a legislatively mandated, smoke-free campus come summer.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Schultz: Praise God and bash the gays

    This past week, I read that “social conservatives” will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I suc ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Dovi: Better questions for civics exams

    Last week Arizona became the first state to require high school students to pass a citizenship test to graduate. Ten other states are considering thei ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Our View: Include public in contract negotiations

    If Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators want to do something to address the public anger over how community colleges are spending money, they shoul ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Another View: Phone books a disconnect for many today

    Navin R. Johnson would be so disappointed.“The new phone book’s here, the new phone book’s here! I’m ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Our View: News literacy remains key skill

    In 1938, Orson Welles staged a radio re-enactment of author H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” and it caused a nationwide panic. The show was scripted t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Another View: Netanyahu visit breaches protocol

    In its rebuttals to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the House Republican leadership invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Flavelle: Medicare pay reform misses the bigger question

    Tuesday’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services, setting firm targets for shifting Medicare away from fee-for-service payments, ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Ponnuru: Obama's war on homemakers

    Democrats have a knack for stumbling into trouble with mothers who aren’t in the paid labor force.In ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
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