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  • Letter: Make city clerk a full-time job again

    To the Editor:I was the elected DeKalb City Clerk frokm 1977 to 1997, and loved my job.When the City ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Keep sex offenders away from bus stops

    Kudos to vigilant Genoa residents who had the presence of mind to check the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and learn an offender had moved in right ac ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Letter: VAC continues mission with public’s support

    To the Editor:In 2014, after more than 4 million rides and 2 millions meals, Voluntary Action Center ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Ponnuru: Obama mostly misses the point on tax inversions

    Corporate inversions – when American companies reincorporate abroad to lower their tax bills – have become a political controversy solely because of t ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Our View: Little sympathy for Crundwell

    Rita Crundwell, Dixon’s disgraced former city comptroller, apparently believes an injustice is about to be visited upon her personal finances.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Letter: Fake IDs can hurt your future

    To the Editor:As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take th ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Letter: Community needs a bookstore

    To the Editor:A viable bookstore is as vital to the social and intellectual needs of the DeKalb area ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Reeder: Cronyism shortchanges taxpayers, workers

    SPRINGFIELD – In Illinois government, it’s often not what you know, but who you know, that gets you hired.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Pitts: What is and is not child abuse

    My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Our View: Unfunded mandates pile up at schools

    Bad habits are hard to break. Actions by the Illinois General Assembly prove the point.For years, le ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Twitter parodies, politicians and police raids

    For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. From Rep. Paul Ryan to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the pope, public figures ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Barone: Why has immigration shifted?

    What should we do about immigration policy? It’s a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by B ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Our view: Appointed or elected, clerk needs role

    DeKalb’s voters say they want to elect their city clerk. The DeKalb City Council wants that person to be a figurehead, with real control of the clerk’ ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Another view: A basic guide for the pro athlete

    If you are a professional sports athlete, making millions of dollars to entertain audiences near and far, by now – in the wake of the abuse scandals w ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Harrop: A rough month in America for women

    Mark Sanford’s heralded engagement to Maria Belen Chapur is apparently over. The Representative from South Carolina released the news to America throu ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:40 pm
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