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  • Ponnuru: The culture war Obama didn't have to wage

      Surely the Obama administration could find a way to provide contraception to women without involving a group of Catholic nuns.
    May 19, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Letter: ​Does a full moon affect our sleep?

    To the Editor:Some people have poo-poo’d my theory that the moon has anything to do with our inabili ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Our View: Should the federal government run more things?

    Here’s something to ponder if you find yourself one of the countless air travelers who will waste hours waiting in security lines at America’s airport ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Today at 1 p.m. – Editor goes live

    Let’s talk about some things today. At 1 p.m. today, I’ll be hosting a live online video chat you c ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Orr: Illinois must work to clean up voter registration rolls

    There is a presidential election in six months, and although we’ve made tremendous strides in improving the accuracy of voter registration records in ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Pitts: Should America apologize for Hiroshima?

    The first flash came at 8:15 on a Monday morning. Witnesses remember it as a bolt of soundless light, as if the sun had somehow touched down to the Ea ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Another View: Common sense at the Supreme Court

    Articulating his view of judicial restraint during an address to Georgetown University law graduates in 2006,Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said th ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Bedtime no time for fairy tales

    In fairy tales, rocking your baby to bed is supposed to be a magical time. However, most working moms realize it’s not all snuggles and pixie dust: Ou ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Our View: Rerun of a bad idea in Springfield

    With apologies to Yogi Berra, it’s dejá vu all over again in Springfield. Less than a year ago, the ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Our view: Submitted petition latest step toward redistricting reform

    Frustrated voters who are tired of the political and governmental status quo in dysfunctional Illinois are a step closer to being able to vote for rea ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Graduation stories are reminders of possibilities

    The news game is more repetitive than you might think.For every story that comes along the likes of ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Another View: Hiroshima visit can boost Obama's credibility

    President Obama added a couple of firsts to his list of achievements when he became the first sitting president to visit Myanmar in 2012 and to visit ...
    May 15, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Letter: State must do more to help local schools

    To the Editor:Our children are our future, yet Illinois isn’t providing them with the educational to ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Letter: Thanks to all for making Give Local a success

    To the Editor:May 3 was the 24-hour online Give Local DeKalb County day, and what a day it was. The ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to community award winners

    Thumbs-up: To this year’s Kishwaukee Family YMCA community award winners. As YMCA Board President Keith Foster said at Thursday’s event, the Y focuses ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:31 pm
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