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  • Letter: Lies, lies and important lies

    To the Editor:Martha Stewart lied to the FBI, got jail time.Brian Williams, mainstream media’s darli ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Letter: Alexander Graham Bell, what have you wrought?

    To the Editor:I recently tried to call a local business for which there was no listing in my phone b ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to pledging to take Sunday dinner with senior relatives

    Thumbs-up:† To Home Instead Senior Care for encouraging families in DeKalb, Ogle and Lee counties to take the Sunday Dinner Pledge – a promise to shar ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Stossel: When it comes to money, more is better

    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside.Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sa ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Letter: End misguided health care taxes

    To the Editor:Sound tax policy is about more than just the government’ís bottom line.Itís a tool gov ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Sanders deserves at least as much respect as GOP-ers

    To the Editor:Jonathon Bernstein’s column “Media does not owe Sanders a ‘fair shake’” is an excellen ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Rubin: Jindal's fateful choice

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, barely registering in the polls, announced his presidential run on Wednesday.
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Our View: State still not doing enough for schools

    Illinois schools will receive $269 million more from the state of Illinois in the coming school year after a school funding plan was signed into law b ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Schultz: What if he hadn't been holding that Confederate flag?

    On the evening of June 17, nine black Americans were killed in their Charleston, South Carolina, church by a white supremacist -- but only after he’d ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Akst: A campuswide kick in the butt

    A big shoe is dropping next week at Northern Illinois University, and I’m not talking about how much the state will chop from NIU’s annual budget allo ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Another View: Court saves health care plan, but work remains

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rescued Obamacare from a conservative attack for the second time in three years, prompting Justice Antonin Scalia to ren ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Letter: Firing principal was wrong decision

    To the Editor:I’m appalled at the School District 428 Board’s decision to fire a person for giving a ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Letter: One nation, one flag

    To the Editor:The “stars and bars” was not the national flag of the Confederacy. It was the battle f ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Ponnuru: Rand Paul's tax plan just wouldn't work

    Sen. Rand Paul’s new tax-reform plan is a considerable improvement over his old one. He’s done what more politicians should: revise their ideas to tak ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Another View: Invest in America the beautiful

    What’s the price point of purple mountain majesty? Thanks to increased entry fees at 130 national parks this summer, some double or even triple their ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Was re-establishing relations with Cuba the right decision for the U.S.?
    Yes, it was time
    Yes, if it brings about change
    No, we shouldn't recognize oppressive governments