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  • Our View: Transparency needed in tax break deals

    “Project Black Bear” was oversold to the people of DeKalb County.When DeKalb County Economic Develop ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Reeder: Summer of sacrifices ahead for Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – At the supper table the other night, my 9-year-old daughter, Grace, gave me a sad look and said, “Why are they closing the museum?”
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Pitts: In America, there is no sanctuary

    The main hall of a church is called a sanctuary.It is where you go to worship, to seek fellowship an ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Another View: Travelers lose in carry-on downsizing

    As if flying weren’t aggravating enough these days – tighter seats, less legroom, slow check-ins – now airlines want to downsize carry-on luggage.
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Our View: School District 428 Board facing difficult situation

    The DeKalb School District 428 Board’s decision to fire Shahran Spears from her job as principal at Brooks Elementary could lead to a discrimination l ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Another View: Oregon's Death with Dignity Act a sensible model

    Less than a month before she died, Brittany Maynard posted a video explaining her decision to move to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s law allo ...
    June 22, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Another View: EPA should stand by fuel

    Uncle Sam got it wrong.The Environmental Protection Agency’s “ambitious, but responsible” proposal t ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Barry: The Christian case against the Confederate flag

    The slaughter at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has reignited the debate over the state’s flying of the Con ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Barone: Clinton's weakness in important states

    Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it’s not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Views: Opposing gay marriage isn't 'conservative'

    Political scientist Andrew Reynolds, at the Monkey Cage, points out the enormous gap between the Republican Party and many European conservative parti ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Another View: Words fail, but change must follow

    “Indescribable.” “Unfathomable.” “Unspeakable.” “Beyond incomprehensible.”Charleston, South Carolina ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Harrop: Why we still need public libraries

    Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in sec ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • McArdle: It's not just another data breach; it's outrageous.

    For a few weeks, I’ve been wondering whether I’d get a letter from the federal Office of Personnel Management telling me my data had been hacked. I pa ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Another View: The war on terror

    The U.S. scored a noteworthy victory last week when an American missile killed Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the longtime leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peni ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Stossel: The anti-science left

    This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called "The Republican War on Science." I could just as easily write a book called "The Democratic War on ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Was re-establishing relations with Cuba the right decision for the U.S.?
    Yes, it was time
    Yes, if it brings about change
    No, we shouldn't recognize oppressive governments