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  • Lane: Big Corn vs. Big Sugar could have a sweet outcome

    In the never-ending fight against corporate welfare, the forces of fairness and economic rationality may have found a winning strategy: Divide and con ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up, Thumbs down: Celebrate the Fourth of July

    Thumbs-up: To Independence Day. Our Founding Fathers’ bold experiment in self-government has now been going strong for 239 years. Please enjoy the Fou ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Letter: Unemployment is damaging to self-worth

    To the Editor:I’d like to comment on your June 26 story about local unemployment and the 57-year-old ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Letter: Church, state separation defended in DeKalb schools

    To the Editor:Kudos to the DeKalb District 428 Board of Education for decisively and correcly suppor ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Akst: Fido and fireworks don’t mix

    I love fireworks. I love their colors, their patterns, the noise, the smell and the fact I have all my fingers and toes.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Ponnuru: How outrage became a growth industry

    A concern about national character runs through the Supreme Court’s free-expression cases. In 1927, Justice Louis Brandeis wrote that free speech coul ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Rogers: Could Biden be the anti-Hillary candidate?

    There seems to be a lot more talk in Washington and in political operative circles around the country about the prospect of Vice President Joe Biden r ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Our View: Be safe this July 4

    The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our great country’s independence.In DeKalb County, across ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Another View: Enter Chris Christie

    Many presidential candidates claim to be brave “truth tellers,” but few have cultivated the image over the past several years as aggressively as has N ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Letter: Stop promoting 'something for nothing'

    To the Editor:Your recent editorial “State still not doing enough for schools” is dishonest.Illinois ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Pitts: Obama delivers a speech for history

    “This whole week,” said President Obama, “I’ve been reflecting on this idea of grace.”That was the t ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Letter: DeKalb’s future, part I: “On the rocks”

    To the Editor:Much has been made about our Mayor and staff planning the city’s future in private mee ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Paul Borek: 'Project Black Bear' a win for DeKalb County

    While we were surprised to learn that Project Black Bear was 3M, we were pleased with the company’s interest in a major corporate expansion and a rene ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • ​Schrader: Historical markers highlight county's heritage

    DeKalb County has a rich history of agriculture and innovation, something that becomes more evident each time another historical marker is installed a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Our View: Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
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