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  • Pitts: African America has promises to keep

    We are gathered here today not to argue about some policy prescription, nor to excoriate some public figure. No, we are gathered because sometimes, yo ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Our View: Gratitude for those who have served

    The birth of Veterans Day can be traced to Nov. 11, 1918.That’s the day World War I fighting between ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Barone: Liberals' response to dissent: 'shut up'

    “ ‘Shut up,’ he explained.” That’s a sentence from Ring Lardner’s short story “The Young Immigrunts.” It’s an exasperated father’s response from the d ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Letter: Memories of a long-ago blizzard

    To the Editor:Monday Nov. 11, 1940, was called Armistice Day and coincided with a huge blizzard that ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Letter: Self defense not a preventative measure

    To the Editor:I read recently that the DeKalb police will offer self defense classes to women in our ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Use common sense with school dress code

    Words and images on a sweatshirt worn by a Dixon High School junior created a stir recently.When it ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • View: Flyaway blimp? Funny; $2.7 billion? Less funny

    Many laughs were had when an Army blimp broke free of its tethers and went on a joyride over Maryland and Pennsylvania – with everyone from Sen. John ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Harrop: Facing the robot tsunami

    Robots make the perfect employee. They don’t complain, they don’t get sick, and, as of this writing, they don’t have babies. When robots can do the jo ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Another View: Bypassing the gas tax

    Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisconsin, promised to return the House to good order, and he started by touting the “open” process for considering a major bi ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-down to the Lt. Joe Gliniewicz saga

    Thumbs-down: To the continued unraveling of the hero image that had been created around former Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Flavelle: Rubio believes in U.S. leadership, just not on climate

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, who seems to have a genuine chance of becoming his party’s presidential nominee, said this week that carbon taxes “will d ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Stossel: Beat the elite

    We love to complain about elites, people who seem to have a special advantage, privileges in life.I ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Our View: Let's never 'fall back' again

    Americans are tired of craving lunch at 11 a.m. and being awakened at 5 a.m. by their children when we “fall back.”
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Letter: Goodbye and thank you to Barry Schrader

    To the Editor:  Over the years I have come to know this fantastic gentleman, Barry Schrader.  On Tue ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Schultz: More layoffs for journalists is sad news for you

    This week, many in my profession are reeling from news of yet another round of newsroom layoffs, this time at the National Geographic Society.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Reader Poll

    Have you attended a high school football championship game?
    Yes, but not in DeKalb
    Yes, in 2013
    No, but I plan to this year
    No, and I don't plan to