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  • Olson: Don't throw your vote away this time

    A couple of candidates for office have told us recently that they no longer want to be elected. So they’ve written us letters or posted on Facebook th ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: DeKalb Mayor John Rey an outstanding public servant

    To the Editor:I am honored to write this letter on behalf of Mayor John Rey. I have worked and lived ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Schrader: Story behind the house at Fairview Cemetery

    If you drive down South First Street to the entrance of Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb you may notice a building near the entrance with a two-car garage ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • Ponnuru: What if Trump took his wiretap story seriously?

    Suppose President Donald Trump has some basis for saying that the Barack Obama administration abused its investigative powers to go after him and his ...
    March 9, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • Letter: Seeking details from DeKalb candidates

    To the Editor: Those running for office and those writing letters on their behalf need to do more t ...
    March 9, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Letter: Candidates must speak to low-income, minority residents, too

    To the Editor: With the upcoming municipal election, there has been much debate regarding topics suc ...
    March 9, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Reeder: Parents deserve school choices

    SPRINGFIELD – The subject of school choice has come to the forefront in recent weeks with the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Education Secreta ...
    March 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Smith's people skills will make him great mayor

    To the Editor:My letter is in support of Jerry Smith for mayor of DeKalb in the coming election Apri ...
    March 7, 2017 - 10:47 pm
  • Letter: Smith will 'get-'er-done' as DeKalb mayor

    To the Editor:We’re very lucky in this community. We have four dedicated, intelligent candidates run ...
    March 7, 2017 - 10:47 pm
  • Our view: Sycamore's D-427 gets millions more dollars, but they're not enough

    Sycamore School District 427 is in the midst of a three-year budget reduction plan, which calls for the district to eliminate 40 jobs next school year ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Wimbiscus: Obamacare was great and terrible to me

    “We must work together to save Americans from Obamacare.”– President Donald TrumpObamacare was one o ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Letter: Reject bid for countywide tax increase

    To the Editor:Watch out! Another potential permanent property tax increase will be on the ballot for ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Another View: The wrong plans for health care

    “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” President Donald Trump told The Post in January. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you ca ...
    March 6, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • Editorial cartoon

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    March 5, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Letter: Support Smith, Black and Pena-Hernandez in D-428

    To the Editor: I decided to run for the District 428 school board because I didn’t like what was hap ...
    March 5, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What’s most annoying about summer?
    Road construction
    Mosquitoes
    Sunburn
    Sweating