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  • Letter: How does city check Frieders' work?

    To the Editor:It is the right of every citizen to know and to be able to find out what their governm ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Letter: Many to blame for Trump's election

    To the Editor:Shame!Shame on the Republican Party for 48 years of fostering a political environment ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to county's efficient voting process

    Thumbs-up: To a relatively smooth election night. More than 70 percent of registered voters participated in this week's election, more than in 2012. A ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Our View: Reforms needed to break budget impasse

    As procrastinating teens will put off a big homework assignment, this summer Illinois’ leaders found a way to put off addressing our state’s budget pr ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Cheeky Mama: From Day One, moms are own worst critics

    “I don’t think anyone could ever criticize me more severely than the way I viciously criticize myself.” – Author unknown
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Photos: NIU men's basketball wins home opener against Indiana State 80-78 in overtime

    NIU takes on Indiana State during their home opener men's basketball game on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois Univ ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Our view: Thank veterans year-round

    President Barack Obama called President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory and to begin preparing for a peace ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Schrader: Remembering school fire that devastated a village

    It was just after midnight Monday, March 8, 1954, when the Kingston Grade School burned to the ground.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Photos: NIU vs Toledo at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago

    Northern Illinois University takes on the Toledo Rockets at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in Chicago. The Huskies lost 31-24.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Our View: Time to pull together

    The most divisive presidential election in modern U.S. history is behind us, but not even the most cheerful Pollyanna believes the fractures have heal ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Olson: What to tax next? How about pot

    So the election is over and now our state’s lawmakers presumably will set to figuring out what to do about Illinois’ sorry financial state.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Olson: Let's vote, accept result and move forward together

    Perspective will return, just as certainly as the mattress commercials will return to our TV screens.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Letter: Cubs' win transcended sports

    To the Editor:The Chicago Cubs’ recent triumph in the 2016 World Series, after a 108-year drought, t ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: Health department head must add autism to cannabis treatment list

    To the Editor:Autism comes in many different forms. For our brother Ethan – a cheerful and astoundin ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Our View: Get out and vote today

    The polls have been open since Sept. 29, but at 7 p.m. today they are scheduled to close for the final time in 2016.
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 11:20 pm
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