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  • Ponnuru: Fallible Fed needs a few good rules

    The top question at the Federal Reserve, and for Fed watchers around the world, is when will it raise interest rates. For months, the central bank has ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Our View: Standard for AP test credit is welcome

    College is expensive. Getting all of your academic ducks in a row for college is exhausting.So anyth ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Another View: Northwestern football players not employees

    Faced with a question that didn’t belong before it in the first place – are students on athletic scholarships employees of the colleges they play for? ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Margolis: Brazil's Olympic dig unearths surprising finds

    In a converted shipping container in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Prado de Mello gingerly lifted an ivory-handled toothbrush.
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Pitts: Search and seizure going too far

    Here is a challenge for you. Reconcile the following:In 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified, inclu ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Our View: Support Potawatomi claim to land near Shabbona

    DeKalb County Board members should support the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation’s request that land it owns near Shabbona Lake State Park be held in tr ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Another View: Dream machine won't be pushed to altar

    U.S. Rep. Steve King is very upset about the U.S. Supreme Court deeming gay marriage constitutional.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Letter: First day of school

    To the Editor:A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens begins with the famous line, “It was the best ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Barone: Trump and Hillary Clinton incapable of embarrassment

    August is traditionally a vacation month, and East Coast elites, following European tradition, are thick on the ground in the Hamptons, Martha’s Viney ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Our View: Seize opportunity of new school year

    Students and teachers at Genoa, Indian Creek and Hinckley-Big Rock schools headed back to school last week, with others in Sycamore, Somonauk, Kirklan ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Harrop: GOP right provided Trump's warmup act

    There’s this great scene from “Law & Order” where Detective Briscoe shows a victim’s picture to a prostitute. He asks whether she knew of anyone who h ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Another View: Reject Obama's deal with Iran

    Those who dismiss Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal as partisan posturing should consider the stance of Democrati ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • McArdle: Sheltered students go to college, avoid education

    If you’ve reached that crotchety age I’m at, you may be as mystified as I am by kids these days – especially by how they’re behaving on campus. I get ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Stossel: Immigration is great for America

    Yikes, you really hate me.Many of you, anyway, based on Twitter and Facebook comments posted after I ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Letter: World Lion Day remembers Cecil

    To the Editor:This past Monday was World Lion Day. There has been much worthy outrage at the killing ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think the U.S. needs more stringent gun control laws?