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  • Our View: Police misconduct needed deeper scrutiny

    While whispers of a suicide had prepared many for the shock, we hadn’t even gotten over the news of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s actions before and leading up ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Carson’s 2016 campaign based on his character

    In the race for the Republican nomination for president, Ben Carson is running an “outsider” campaign, has no significant experience in politics or go ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ​Must boomers take the rap?

    In the course of human events, many things need fixing. One of them is the cost of Medicare, climbing rapidly as baby boomers enroll in large numbers.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Stossel: My Trump problem

    Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters’ stupid questions.Sometimes ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Letter: Ward 7 appointment should reflect people's will

    To the Editor:It is sad to see an empty 7th Ward seat on the City Council.There is so much to be don ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Letter: Empowering self-defense part of solution

    To the Editor:I am responding to Ben Wilcox’s letter of Nov. 10 (“Self-defense not a preventative me ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Olson: No sign of state's problems at driver license office

    My driver’s license expired Monday, so Tuesday morning found me in our local driver’s licensing facility for a rare, close-up interaction with state g ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to El Nino's effect on the weather

    Thumbs-up: To El Nino, although we wish it would hurry up and get here. According to weather experts, this occasional weather phenomenon involving war ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Letter: Suggestions for a way forward for Illinois

    To the Editor:As a resident of Illinois who cares about the quality of life, I call on our state’s l ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Connie Schultz: Why is Trump still talking?

    When the Republican presidential debate began Tuesday evening in Milwaukee, I was still in my car heading home, so I listened to the first part on sat ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Our view: Sycamore City Council should reconsider annexation vote

    Sycamore’s City Council is being asked to reconsider its overwhelming rejection of a proposed annexation of property on the city’s northwest side.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans learn to love the value-added tax

    For conservatives, the phrase “value-added tax” once amounted to fighting words. Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, warned other c ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Our view: DeKalb right to back IHSA football effort

    When things are new, they often attract the most attention. Keeping people’s interest and support requires proving to them that you’re worth it.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Rubin: Political novices Carson, Fiorina owe us full disclosure

    In theory, we can accept the idea of a nonpolitician as president. Someone with equivalent skills to those of the folks in public office and with the ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Another: A better way to light up the holidays

    Homebound senior citizens are getting fewer nutritious meals delivered to their homes. Public health departments are cutting back on services. Doctors ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Have you attended a high school football championship game?
    Yes, but not in DeKalb
    Yes, in 2013
    No, but I plan to this year
    No, and I don't plan to