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  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Camp Power a positive force

    Thumbs-up: To a drop in crime. From mid-June to mid-August, “part 2” crimes – including battery, criminal damage, trespassing, weapons, sex crimes and ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Wilkinson: Democrats could lose Senate for a long time

    Democrats curse their luck in 2014 – a midterm in a president’s (often) grim sixth year, with most of the competitive races taking place in states won ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Carson: Ray Rice's crime and punishment, with compassion

    The incident in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice savagely beat his fiancée in an elevator has garnered much attention, largely because the ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Akst: A requiem for two great local stores

    Literature has great devices to pique interest. There’s foreshadowing, for instance, whereby a writer gives subtle clues about what might happen later ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Our View: Missed chance at football rivalry

    There’s been a lot of fanfare regarding the non conference opponents that Northern Illinois’ football team will be facing in the years to come.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Letter: Watch Sycamore park video before casting vote

    To the Editor:I am writing to ask the community of Sycamore to view the online video for the Sycamor ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Letter: Genteman: I will serve people, not party

    To the Editor:DeKalb County’s property tax rate is 53rd highest in the country. Our County Board app ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Schultz: We needed to see the Ray Rice video

    Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness?Unequivoc ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Our View: Remembering 9/11, 13 years later

    Today is the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.It’s bee ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans shouldn’t hope Obama will save them

    What does it mean for a candidate or party to run on an agenda – a list of priorities and policies they intend to pursue in office – and how important ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Akst: Understanding poor service

    We stayed in a hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday on our way to see a friend in Minnesota.On Sat ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Smith: Obama should visit Iran

    President Barack Obama has vowed to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, or ISIS. That will be difficult without boots on the ground, and i ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Pitts: Why are Red States so far behind?

    I have a question for my Republican friends.Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but alt ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Our View: ‘Tis the season for political attacks

    If you were in a college-level entrepreneurship class with an interest in starting your own business one day, would you want access to someone who had ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Letter: Quinn’s interpretation of law will hurt businesses

    To the Editor:Last month, Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation which the Illinois Department of Insuran ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
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