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  • Connie Schultz: This progressive doesn't need your lectures

    Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Guest view: Mental health care changes coming to DeKalb County

    On behalf of the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board, I want to pass along some new and important developments when it comes to mental health ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Good morning DeKalb County: A reminder to beware of outsized promises

    Our first “From the Archives” column was enlightening, in a forget-the-past-and-you’ll-repeat-it kind of way.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Hunt: From steadfast Iowa to contrarian New Hampshire

    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire w ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Another View: FCC not doing enough to restore faith in democracy

    TV watchers need to brace themselves for the worst this election season.Hundreds of millions of doll ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Ted Cruz's win also exposes 2 weak spots

    Journalists have an unfortunate tendency, when it comes to big political stories, to prove their savvy by going counterintuitive.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • More support is needed for mentally ill

    There are a lot of contradictions in our society in general and our community in particular on the subject of caring for people with mental illness.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Waiting for the really cheap stuff

    I make a conscious effort to buy gas in DeKalb County. I figure if I’m paying sales tax to someone, it might as well be to my own community.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:10 am
  • Pitts: Poetic justice for Planned Parenthood

    “A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”That nugget o ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Dvorak: Near Virginia Tech, a 13-year-old's online fantasies turn fatal

    There are few holes deeper than those in the heart of a 13-year-old girl.It used to be 13-year-olds ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: Avoid being a victim of a scam

    With the old-fashioned company pension now an endangered species, what besides Social Security will support Americans in retirement?
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Another View: Obama's Cuba policy is failing

    Can an authoritarian regime convert to democracy by itself? The historical record isn’t encouraging. In the absence of a popular uprising, it is rare ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • A fitting toast to Sycamore

    At the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, Timothy E. Beasley, executive vice president at American Midwest Bank, gave a rousing toast to ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Our view: State leaders: Do your jobs! Now

    Here it is, Feb. 1 – seven full months after the July 1 start of Illinois’ fiscal year – and state government still does not have an operating budget ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Bringing a fresh look to state’s problems

    Illinois, saddled with massive debt and deficits, unfunded pension obligations and a budget-less state government, needs all the help it can get.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
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