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  • Another view: Read this and take the day off

    Carlos Slim is a pretty successful guy: either the world’s richest or second-richest, depending on which measure you use and how much he spent on lunc ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Our view: Spending shift could help Illinois

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Barone: Obama Democrats lose their big bet on health exchanges

    Words mean what they say. That’s the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the In ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Change tax code to keep U.S. businesses

    SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day. And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Harrop: Will the blabbermouths wake Democrats up?

    It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. Bu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Skandera: Teachers unions’ destructive behavior

    You can always count on the national teachers unions to behave badly at their annual conventions, and they certainly didn’t let us down this month. In ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escor ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Letter: Defending Hultgren's record on animals

    To the Editor:In response to Joni Lindgren’s letter about Randy Hulgren in the July 18 issue of the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to preserving a slice of Americana

    Thumbs-up: To preserving a slice of Americana. Ron Magnoni Jr. has raised about a third of the money he needs to replace the film projectors at the R ...
    July 26, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Carson: The perils of mixing politics and business

    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgo ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Olson: Forget about 'right to be forgotten'

    At most any newspaper that runs them, the local police reports probably generate the most reader calls – and some of the most consistent reader intere ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Our View: Straighten Plank Road, save lives

    Seemingly every time someone dies in a traffic crash around the intersection of Plank Road and Moose Ridge Road, there’s talk about straightening the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:54 am
  • Our View: Renovate or remove Otto’s building

    The deteriorating condition of the building that once housed Otto’s and Ducky’s Formal Wear in downtown DeKalb was ignored for years.
    July 25, 2014 - 7:53 am
  • Letter: TIF monies used wisely for Barb City Manor

    To the Editor:The July 14 article “Expiration Dates – DeKalb’s TIF Districts approaching retirement” ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Letter: DeKalb, Galesburg similar college towns

    To the Editor:Thanks for your article, “DeKalb, NIU focus on long-term collaboration.”While reading ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
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