• Duenwald: Why fracking worsens heartland earthquakes

    Not so many years ago, earthquake science was no more relevant to Oklahoma than marine biology. But these days the state is shaking way more often tha ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Barone: 2016 political environment has shifted

    Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Our View: Teens' mental health a key concern

    A chilling story surfaced this month when Geneva resident Lindsay K. Souvannarath, 23, was charged in Canada with – among other acts – conspiracy to c ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Letter: Spending money easier than working the problem

    To the Editor:Spending $51,000 to update the City of DeKalb website? I know people that could do it ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Can spring be far away?

    To the Editor:The talk about the plight of Brian Williams has subsided while we moan about how cold ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Our View: Don’t leave map drawing to those who will benefit

    The turmoil has partially subsided over a Chicago Little League team whose national title was taken away by Little League International.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Harrop: The slave wears Prada: Red-carpet confusion

    Lupita Nyong’o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in “12 Years a Slave.”
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Eric Olson: My cellphone would bore spies stiff

    Even if they could, I’m pretty sure the National Security Agency isn’t listening to my cellphone calls, or to yours, either.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Letter: Support Medicaid –– invest in health

    To the Editor:As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois Medicaid program is in the midst of ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Letter: If DeKalb makes loan, it should collect

    To the Editor:Brian Bemis has a monopoly on the dealership scene in DeKalb, in Rochelle and a sister ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Carson: We have met the enemy, and he is not us

    BEN CARSON RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Not Us The graphic ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Rauner's budget means leaders need to find new ways to reach goals

    The budget proposal submitted this week by new Gov. Bruce Rauner includes plans for steep cuts in funding for higher education, Medicaid spending, loc ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs up: To Genoa-Kingston’s spirited cheerleader. Sixty years after she graduated from G-K High School, Patricia Leffelman, 77, was voted runner-up ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Another View: Safer energy transit plan needed

    America, and the world for that matter, uses lots of energy. The energy source used more than any other in the United State is oil – at 36 percent of ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • McArdie: Why Wal-Mart is raising everyday low wages

    By April, Wal-Mart workers will no longer be making minimum wage.The retail colossus, which has seen ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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