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  • Our View: Make results worth the wait

    Time is the stuff life is made of, so the saying goes. When government wastes the people’s money, t ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Why immigration is a big deal to conservatives

    Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, is the latest Republican to learn how important immigration has become to conservatives.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Letter: Prairie Band bingo project is a winner

    The economic impact of the Prairie Band project will be very positive. The project is expected to draw annually over 900,000 visitors to our community ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Leonard Pitts: The poor of Flint left under the cover of darkness

    “Them that’s got shall get. Them that’s not shall lose” – Billie HolidayIt was in April of 2014 that ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Letter: Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, for all?

    To the Editor:The Constitution guarantees that every United States citizen has the right to Life, Li ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Michael Barone: Republican race heats up as Hillary falters

    The race for president is accelerating in high gear, or, rather, the races for president – in the Republican and Democratic parties, in the Iowa caucu ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Our View: Playing by House rules a losing proposition

    It’s a new year and a new legislative session for the Illinois General Assembly.It’s also an electio ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Let 18-year-olds drink

    In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • March of victims from Springfield stalemate grows

    Now we’ve lost General Electric.This should surprise nobody. What business wants to move to a state ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • ​John Stossel: Economic myths perpetrated by politicians

    Hillary Clinton: “Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!”Donald Trump: If we trade with China, ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Speak out against Prairie Band Potawatomi bingo plan

    To the Editor: The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Assembly laws should go through city commissions

    To the Editor: It has come to my attention that the City of DeKalb is interested in two ordinances ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Eric Olson: Bradley Olsen's mother still searching

    I never met Bradley Olsen, but I know his face from the laminated posters tacked to utility poles and stuck on shop windows, or the big billboard visi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Trump and the myth of superiority

    There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, sea ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Our View: Give regional primaries a try

    With the calendar approaching February in a presidential election year, all eyes turn toward Iowa with its first-in-the-nation caucuses scheduled for ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:06 am
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