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  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Polar exploration and the power of small goals

    Hannah McKeand, the guest speaker at Thursday’s Kishwaukee Family YMCA’s Community Awards Dinner, gave one of the more interesting speeches I’ve heard ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Fewer people 'living the dream'

    “How you doing?” I’ll ask a neighbor or a friend when I see them.“Living the dream,” they’ll answer. ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Our View: Congratulations to 2016 graduates

    Within the next few weeks, thousands of high school and college seniors will be graduating in DeKalb County, ending one chapter in their lives and beg ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Our View: Crime's decline continues in DeKalb

    It’s good news: DeKalb saw a 7 percent decline in reported crime in 2015.Yet as another year brings ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Good Morning, DeKalb: Sycamore Mayor's 2016 update

    The past year has been fruitful for the city of Sycamore, as both challenges and opportunities have been met or exceeded. 
    May 12, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Vision of the ideal Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is a cross-cultural celebration where we honor the women in our lives who have made a difference or have given birth to us.
    May 11, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • Leonard Pitts: Republicans are architects of their present misfortune

    So it has come to this: Trump 2016.What first seemed a joke, then an unsettling possibility and then ...
    May 10, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Michael Barone: Can Trump disrupt the general election as he did primaries?

    So Republicans now have a presumptive nominee – one headed to a clear delegate majority without visible opposition – sooner than the Democrats.
    May 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Our view: Leaders ignore mom’s advice at state’s peril

    News editors traditionally challenge reporters to double-check the facts in their stories. “If your ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Keep government out of the bathroom

    How did we get to the point where the government had to get involved in telling people what bathrooms they can use?
    May 9, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Another View: Solitary must be handled carefully

    Illinois Corrections Department officials are well-advised to review complaints about excessive solitary confinement and institute safeguards to preve ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Stop the property tax insanity before its too late

    If you own a home in DeKalb County, hold your breath when you check the mailbox: It’s property tax bill time.
    May 6, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Letter: Restore income tax rate to 5 percent

    To the Editor:Thank you for informing us of the population losses in our area and state (“Making sen ...
    May 6, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Letter: Referendum, tax issues are separate

    To the Editor:Thank you for your May 4, article on Rep. Christian Mitchell’s bill providing for a re ...
    May 6, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to another TV recycling event

    Thumbs-up: To another attempt at taking away TVs. The DeKalb County Health Department this week announced it has scheduled another free tube-TV collec ...
    May 6, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Reader Poll

    If a new bookstore opens in DeKalb, will you shop there?
    Yes, regularly
    Yes, occasionally
    Maybe rarely
    Probably not