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  • Letter to the Editor: Trump as nominee boggles the mind

    To the Editor:The logic-defying rise of Donald Trump as the probable Republican candidate for presid ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Our View: Plan to convert Fargo Hotel to apartments for best

    Plans to convert the Jane Fargo Hotel at 355 W. State St. in Sycamore into an upscale apartment complex are a good way to ensure the property remains ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: When speed limit fails the eye test

    The Sycamore City Council wants to reduce the speed limit on Prairie Drive through the Sycamore Prairie Industrial Park from 45 to 40 mph, and that se ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Pitts: Bernie Nation can't get behind Hillary

    “And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain.”Those are, of course, the opening lyrics ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Laurie Borowicz: Funding helps Kish College continue its mission

    On April 22, a bill was passed in Springfield to fund higher education in Illinois. Kishwaukee College will receive about $1.1 million, which is about ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Letter: A present for mom

    To the Editor:It’s the thought that counts, my mother often said. Given with love, a fistful of dand ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: When a house isn't big enough

    I live in an average-sized house, in a neighborhood with mostly average-sized houses – or what we considered average-sized houses in the 1990s. By mos ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Our View: Tax increase plan would be jobs killer

    The Illinois House could vote as early as today on a proposal for a constitutional amendment to create a new, graduated income-tax system.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Another View: Judge sides with vote-suppressing law

    Last week, a federal district judge upheld one of the most regressive and restrictive voting laws in the country – a 2013 North Carolina law that elim ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Tucker: Restoring voting rights to felons is right thing to do

    Of all the consequences of the nation’s decades-long infatuation with building more and more prisons and locking up more and more citizens, perhaps th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Stossel: Market competition would make hospitals cheaper, better

    Last week’s column on my lung surgery struck a nerve. Many of you wished me well. Others said I deserve to die.
    April 29, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Another View: Court allows Brady to suffer for Pats' sins

    In his bizarre quest to destroy the reputation of the NFL’s premier quarterback, commissioner Roger Goodell has drawn up some pretty nasty plays.
    April 29, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • Letter: Assets to build on – America’s Best Communities

    To the Editor:I wish to publicly acknowledge my appreciation for the thousands of hours everyone inv ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb planning improvements to troublesome traffic lights

    Thumbs-up: To listening to residents when it comes to troublesome traffic lights. The city of DeKalb is working on a plan to better coordinate traffic ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Letter: We all should work against Alzheimer's

    To the Editor:This month, I participated in two events organized by the Alzheimer’s Association, in ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on Canada geese?
    Wish they'd stay out of the road
    Like having wildlife around
    They make a mess
    The goslings are so cute
    They're disturbingly aggressive