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  • Olson: Maybe you should run for office

    Beginning Monday and continuing through Dec. 22, people interested in running for local office will be able to submit nominating petitions to appear o ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Schultz: To despair Is to surrender

    This is how a Dec. 8 editorial of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board began:“For the next tw ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Our View: Time to let Barnes & Noble bookstore go

    The phone calls to Barnes & Noble and Mid-America Management, the company that owns the bookstore’s building, can stop now. Barnes & Noble is giving u ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist. Topinka, 70, died early Wednesday, less than a day after she suffered ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Our view: These protesters are not different

    In the wake of a grand jury decision last week not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, there has been ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Our View: Tips to keep the wreath red

    It’s the holiday season, and that means you probably have electrical cords hanging in and around your home.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Barry Schrader: Samuel Churchill’s heroics

    A young man named Samuel Churchill left his native Vermont to travel to DeKalb County in the spring of 1861, first to work for C. W. Broughton and eve ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Eric Olson: Caboose baby derails plans

    Only 17 years to go.That was my thought this week, when Avery the caboose baby turned 1.That and, of ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Letter: Good jobs in tech available

    To the Editor:At a time when we have a record number of people graduating from college to no jobs av ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Letter: Chance for parents to honor lost children

    To the Editor:This is an invitation to all parents who have lost a child. Whether your loss occurred ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: For connecting local pedestrian paths. This week, local county and city officials stretched a ribbon across a section of sidewalk along Bet ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Jason Akst: Honoring the lowly ellipsis

    Visualize Amarillo, Texas, in the center of a 300-mile circle. Beginning in 1930 and lasting until a week before his death in 1992, the Amarillo Globe ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Our view: No lame-duck session is good

    There is good news and bad news regarding state government this week. The bad news, of course, is th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Letter: Tea Party meeting discusses border security

    To the Editor: As anyone who reads or listens to the news knows full well, our country has plenty of ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Letter: Tell them you want Barnes and Noble to remain

    To the Editor: Recently I found myself waiting on a long red light near the Market Square shopping a ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:10 am
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