• Our View: Thumbs-up to Goodfellows and good deeds

    Thumbs-up: To more Goodfellows. The Goodfellows of Sycamore-DeKalb has been operating for decades, providing more than 900 children with new winter cl ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Letter: Veteran appreciated Applebee’s meal

    To the Editor:On Nov. 11, my wife and I went to Applebee’s for their free veteran’s meal. Our server ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Carson: A common-sense prescription for immigration reform

    We have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants, some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless. We have p ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Trolling for hollers on the Web

    For last week’s postelection column, I described a piece of artwork that hangs in my home. Titled “Reproductive Freedom Flag,” Dawn Hanson’s artwork l ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Jason Akst: It’s growing colder outside

    Louie is upbeat these days.He loves cold. Can’t get enough of it.But Louie, a yellow Lab/Great Pyren ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Ponnuru: Obama won’t be vetoing lots of new bills

    A strange amnesia has settled over much of the political world. I can’t count the number of articles I’ve read saying that the new Republican Congress ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Pitts: 2014: The year of no ideas

    The first time he said it was 10 years ago.Back then, it seemed a brisk wind in a stuffy room, a rec ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Another view: Arms race on the seas in Asia

    While Uncle Sam’s attention is being diverted by crises in the Middle East, Asian nations are ramping up their naval forces to face the growing coloss ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Another view: Walker sounds like Presidential hopeful

    It sure looks like he’s running, so what does that mean for Wisconsin?Will Scott Walker be an absent ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Guest View: How enterprise zone can help DeKalb County

    As a member of the DeKalb County Board from District 7, I am in favor of the enterprise zone.I belie ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Barone: The shrinkage of the Obama majority

    Some observations on the election:(1) This was a wave, folks. It will be a benchmark for judging wav ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Another view: Innovation, not regulation key to private space race

    Xcor Aerospace is offering a chauffeured ride into space for $95,000. SpaceX has an all-inclusive Mars package (round-trip, of course) for $500,000. A ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Our View: We owe veterans more

    Today is a day where we will see flags flying, men and women in military uniforms, ceremonies where children put their hands over their hearts as patr ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Our View: Cast your ballot, make a difference

    Illinois has seen its share of tight elections in recent years.And in such elections, votes become e ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Schrader: The anatomy of a 2014 time capsule

    Having been involved in five time-capsule projects over the years, it was fun to organize a sixth one this year for the Ney Grange members. They are o ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:16 pm
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