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  • Rubin: RNC chair ignores the GOP's existential choice

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has gone out of his way to block and tackle for Donald Trump and disparage principled conservati ...
    April 26, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Fostering community connection through Facebook groups

    At its core, the most valuable part of any newspaper is its connection to the communities it serves.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Barone: NY's some-state winners have November problems

    Home-state candidates notched up impressive victories in New York’s presidential primaries last week. Donald Trump topped 50 percent for the first tim ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Farmers in your backyard

    We were visiting friends in DeKalb this weekend when we had one of those real “you’re in DeKalb County” moments.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: Poor will be hard-hit by tow fee

    To the Editor:Please give us more information about the “local adjudication system” approved by the ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Letter: Rep. Pritchard's support for Gov. Rauner baffling

    To the Editor:This is an open letter to Rep. Bob Pritchard.Rep. Pritchard – Like many of your consti ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Payout blunder – only in dysfunctional Illinois

    What’s the matter with Illinois? Illinoisans are shaking their heads about the recent announcement ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Applebaum: U.S. can't afford a 'Brexit'

    Barack Obama has a full schedule in London this week. There is lunch with the Queen, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. There is dinner with the Du ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Another View: Gov. Kasich's positive approach

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is as conservative as the next Republican. What sets him apart in the GOP presidential race is not ideology: It is his avowed co ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to marching for a good cause

    Thumbs-up: To all who will participate or who have pledged money to the March of Dimes’ March for Babies event that will be held today in Hopkins Park ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Stossel: Hospitals not place for customer service

    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer.My doctors tell me my growth was caught ear ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Another View: Zap Zika before it's too late

    Congress and President Barack Obama are engaged in a needless spat over the president’s Feb. 8 request for about $1.9 billion to fight the growing dan ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Same misogyny, different season

    Hillary Clinton’s ascendancy in the race for president has provided an opportunity for the rest of us women to step back and assess our standing in Am ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Our View: Small changes to help Earth

    Today marks the 46th Earth Day, a movement that was started in hopes of motivating people to action to save the planet. But even in 1970, its principl ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Letter: Earth Day: A little recycling goes a long way

    To the Editor:With Earth Day upon us, we urge you to think twice about  throwing out that old cellph ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:15 pm
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