Opinion

  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Our View: Separation agreements should be public

    When it comes to public money, nothing should be kept a secret.That’s not always the case, obviously ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Motsyk: Russia’s aggression must be curbed

    After the “anschluss” of Crimea, the Kremlin proceeded to the second stage of its war on Ukraine by starting a covert operation in our eastern regions ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Salyer: Candy tops list for Easter purchases

    I love Easter candy. I love biting the ears off chocolate bunnies and picking out all the red jelly beans. I even like marshmallow Peeps. And, when yo ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Sargent: Battle ahead on ‘personhood’

    Some of the most hard-fought Senate races this fall are likely to feature big fights over “personhood.”
    April 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Our View: Sober house plan deserved better

    A plan to buy a home at 303 E. Exchange St. in Sycamore for use as a sober-living house deserved better debate than it received from the DeKalb County ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • NIU’s Turner up to speed at wide receiver

    DeKALB – Aregeros Turner’s time at Northern Illinois didn’t get off to the best start.Roughly a mont ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well.It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Our View: Deadly weekend of drunken driving

    It was a deadly weekend on DeKalb County roadways, and the wreckage left behind will remain long after the vehicles have been towed away.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Pitts: ... And this is Overkill News Network

    Enough, already.Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we al ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Reeder: Legend of Haymarket Riot doesn't match fact

    SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous.On the evening news, ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    PERTH, Australia – The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Report suggests reasonable approach

    Illinois has long had the most units of government in the nation – 6,963 at last count.Do we need so ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:04 am
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