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  • Our view: Illinois fails moral test

    During the past fiscal year, Illinoisans were at the mercy of a state budget impasse that disrupted institutions, programs and lives.
    July 8, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Letter: Turn the world around

    To the Editor: Someone once said, “Nostalgia is the desire that removes the ruts and potholes from ...
    July 8, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Cheeky Mama: Happy to have choices

    Watching the Kirkland parade with my family last weekend brought back memories of the time when I was young, wild and free, forgetting what the Fourth ...
    July 8, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Protectionism kills productivity, jobs

    We have been pushovers for too long when it comes to trade, Donald Trump said.In a speech in Pennsyl ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Our View: Remove law that led to flag burner's arrest

    On the Fourth of July, a young man from Urbana posted a photo of himself burning an American flag on Facebook.
    July 7, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Rep. Hultgren pays tribute to Joe Bussone

    On Wednesday, Congressman Randy Hultgren, a Republican from Illinois’ 14th District, gave a one-minute speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Repres ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Another view: Make hospitals admit their errors or face penalties

    Medical errors, by one count, are the third-leading cause of death for Americans. Surgery mistakes, misuse of drugs or equipment, delays in treatment ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Another view: Feds must face problem of soldiers’ exposure

    The time has come. The Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs must stop dragging their feet. They must own up to the serious chemical and radioac ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Sanchez: Fear of a female administration? We'll see

    Is America ready for a two-woman presidential ticket?It certainly seems the Clinton campaign is cons ...
    July 5, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Sahly: Important change made to our online comments

    When you see an online comment by user ‘anon1234’ or ‘Find Da Real Truth 75’ ... how seriously do you take it? Does it add to a sense of community in ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Barone: Brexit due to failure of elites, not bigotry of masses

    Bigotry! Nativism! Racism! That’s what elites in Britain, Europe and here have been howling, explanations for why 52 percent of a higher-than-general- ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Our view: Staff raises as deficits continue

    The budget calls for another year of deficit spending at Sycamore-based School District 427. After ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • McCaleb: Hoping Cubs can follow Cavs to break curse, maybe

    My late father brainwashed me when I was young.I’ve told that jokingly – nostalgically – to countles ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Tucker: Economic uncertainty fuels anti-immigrant fervor

    Perhaps humans are destined by dint of our primal instincts to forever fear the other, to revolt continually against living peacefully in close proxim ...
    July 3, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Letter: Strike up the band

    To the Editor:The DeKalb Municipal Band is in its 162nd year performing wonderful music for delighte ...
    July 3, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you send postcards to people when you travel?
    Yes, it's fun
    Used to, but now just text photos
    Never saw the point