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  • Our view: Thumbs-up to remembering the Pearl Harbor attack

    Thumbs-up: To remembering Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sneak attack Dec. 7, 1941, on the American air and naval bases on Oahu were a critical point in t ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Cheeky Mama: A different way to play with snow

    It’s a winter wonderland here in DeKalb County. The blanket of snow is so pretty.   It’s that perfe ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Our view: Help spread the cheer – volunteer

    With the snow flying and the holiday season kicking into gear, many of us are looking for ways we can give back to our communities.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Olson: At the movies – with communists

    The Market Square 10 theater in DeKalb is scheduled to reopen today, just in time for people to catch a weekend movie.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Schrader: Folk art sculpture found, must not be lost again

    Nine years ago, I was browsing the Country Store on Lincoln Highway near Seventh Street in DeKalb when I spotted a fence post sculpted into a Santa fi ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Our view: DeKalb must make tough budget choices

    It has been a dramatic budgeting season in the city of DeKalb. There have been warnings from city s ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Olson: Sick man needs place to hide

    Sometimes I miss the last house I owned.It was in Cary, a town comparable to Sycamore, where I live ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Letter: If Trump delivers, we'll pretend he's not a lemon

    To the Editor:It's not likely the fraud-elect, Donald Trump, can survive a four-year term without fa ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:04 am
  • Letter: Everyone needs a happy place

    To the Editor:Most of us can remember a happy place (memory) that we can visit in our imagination.Wh ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:05 am
  • Tucker: Trump's rabbit hole gets deeper by the day

    If you’re feeling a little like Alice in Trumpland these days, it’s no wonder. Reality has been turned upside down, grossly distorted, rendered a hall ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Cheeky Mama: No sitter, big problem

    Last weekend my husband and I had a dilemma: We were invited to go out with a group of our friends. It sounded like so much fun.  
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • McCaleb: Don't retire these Christmas song classics

    Crabby Editor Eric Olson used this space Monday to bemoan all of the Christmas songs he wishes would just go away – holiday tunes he claims should be ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Ponnuru: Replacing Obamacare will be a slog, not a race

    In the days since the election, Republicans have realized that they are in a tight spot on Obamacare. They seem to be lurching toward a strategy that ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Letter: DeKalb candidates must have detailed plans

    To the Editor:Our community faces substantial economic and social problems.  Volunteer organizations ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Our view: A new approach to choosing Illinois' House speaker

    The goal of the Illinois Legislature, reduced to its simplest terms, is to make life better for all the people of Illinois.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Reader Poll

    Are snow predictions changing your plans this weekend?