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  • Eric Olson: They're bringing in the trash, as promised

    For better or worse, more trash – and more cash – have begun rolling into DeKalb County.In August, W ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: Community Gardens, family plant seeds of hope

    Thumbs-up: To a plan to turn a DeKalb County Community Gardens site into a working farm that provides employment to people with intellectual disabilit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Letter: Christmas not for celebrating money and greed

    To the Editor: October wasn’t even over and the retailers were off and running. Fake Christmas trees ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Our View: Happy days at the gas pump

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather. Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Jason Akst: Channeling Nancy Reagan

    Here’s a puzzler to break up the monotony: I’m thinking of a word. See if you can deduce what that word is. Here are some hints.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Letter: Memories of old-fashioned Thanksgiving

    To the Editor: I have reached an age where I am not expected to prepare the traditional feast on Tha ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Letter: Buchanan/Bloomberg column of Nov 18

    Memories of old-fashioned Thanksgiving To the Editor: I have reached an age where I am not expected ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Editorial cartoon

    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Letter: Ways to avoid poverty

    To the Editor:I was reading a book that I picked up from the resale store called “Arrogance” by Bern ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Our View: As assessments fall, tax rates rise

    If you own a home in the city of DeKalb, odds are your property taxes have increased even as your home’s assessed value has declined.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Letter: Why more chances for drunken drivers who kill?

    To the Editor:On May 22, 2003, our lives were forever changed when a careless 23-year-old decided to ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Ponnuru: Liberals can’t justify Obama’s amnesty

    President Barack Obama is planning to rewrite immigration law in the guise of exercising “prosecutorial discretion.” In other words, he’s going to ask ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Let voters pick who serves on DeKalb Park Board

    We think it best that local voters be the ones to decide who serves on the DeKalb Park Board. That is the point in holding local elections.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Barone: Is this the political map of the future?

    If you’re a political junkie – or at least if you’re a conservative political junkie – you’ve probably seen the map. It’s a map of the United States s ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Our View: Watch for deer crossing local roads

    Deer breeding season is upon us, Illinois’ first firearm deer hunting season begins Friday, and area cornfields have been largely harvested, which mea ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:15 pm
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