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  • Our View: MLK Jr. reminds us 'We cannot walk alone'

    The nation will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, a good time to reflect on the work of the country’s greatest civil rights leader and o ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Olson: Fearing future wedding bills

    It’s weekends like this one that make me realize that I have daughters, and that they won’t be little girls forever.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Letter: Americans did not want Trump

    To the Editor:   The American people do not want Donald Trump to be president.  Over 3 million more ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to new local library leaders

    Thumbs-up: To new library leaders. DeKalb County’s two largest municipal libraries – in DeKalb and Sycamore – have new directors this year. In Sycamor ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Letter: Questions for DeKalb city, school board candidates

    To the Editor: On two recent occasions I submitted questions to this paper for the mayoral and alde ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • Cheeky Mama: Grinchy heart still glowing after holidays

    I was reflecting on the holiday season and one moment in particular kept creeping into this Grinchy heart, and it had nothing to do with gifts.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • 'Christian persecution' a false controversy

    To the Editor:I’d strongly prefer not to see more hysterical, risible articles on the topic of “Chri ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Letter: Ideas for bringing jobs to DeKalb

    To the Editor:I am running for mayor of DeKalb.As I run for this office, I am hearing a clear messag ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Olson: Bad decisions enable Trump attacks on press

    There are some things on which I strongly disagree with President-elect Donald Trump.His tax returns ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Letter: Better protections needed for disabled, elderly victims

    To the Editor: Recently the news reported the abduction and torturing of a disabled 18-year-old mal ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Letter: Safe Passage always available to help victims

    To the Editor:Alarmingly in the last few weeks we have seen several child sex abuse cases in DeKalb ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:37 am
  • Schrader: Atheists, forgers and divorced people

    I should have heeded the old maxim: Never discuss politics or religion in a column or over dinner in a public place.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Our View: Let's get Illinois back on track

    The members of the 100th Legislature who were sworn in Wednesday in Springfield are the lawmakers who will be in office when Illinois marks it bicente ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:37 am
  • Pitts: Media must take a moral stand

    “Five minutes for Hitler, five minutes for the Jews.”That, according to legend – and a Facebook page ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Our View: Quiet sentencing of Arison a shame

    The accusations against Andrew Arison in 2015 shocked parents across DeKalb County, yet when it came time for him to be sentenced, prosecutors from St ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What part of Donald Trump's agenda is most important to you?
    Improving infrastructure
    Repealing "Obamacare"
    Tighter immigration policies
    Renegotiating trade deals
    I'm against it all