Fair
57°FFairFull Forecast

Opinion

  • 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 - 10:52 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
  • Barone: Are Obama’s delusions dispelled yet?

    “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” President Barack Obama told Democratic mega-contributors last month in one ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Our View: Ensure power for state prisons

    Power outages run the gamut from inconvenient to life-threatening.Somewhere on the higher end of tha ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Harrop: Celebs nix nude pix: Whose problem?

    The FBI is looking into what millions of people are looking at: hacked photos of naked celebrities. Pictures from the formerly private collections of ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • My beautiful faith is being overtaken by beheaders

    I was first invited to a beheading in Saudi Arabia while working as a physician in Riyadh. It was 1999, and I was an attending intensive care speciali ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Olson: Some advice: Don't take nude photos

    We ran a story in last week’s Lifestyle section about having “The Talk” with children, and it occurred to me how things have changed even as they’ve s ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Carson: Resisting Islamic State's demand for submission

    The Islamic State and other advocates of Shariah law are growing rapidly, along with their zeal to eradicate or convert all “infidels.”
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Letter: Climate change is here; EPA is needed

    To the Editor:I must counter the column of John Stossel of Fox News (“Today’s EPA bureaucracy a gree ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Letter: Rauner sends wrong message to students

    To the Editor:Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner visits a Northern Illinois University ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, Thumbs-down: Community a priority as Moxie’s closes

    Thumbs-up: To thoughtful retirement plans. Megan Morrison announced this week that she plans to close Moxie, a popular downtown DeKalb destination at ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:41 am
  • Schultz: Faith among the ashes

    We heard the singing before we saw the people.Hundreds had gathered under the cloudy sky, their voic ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Letter: Grocery shopping, then and now

    To the Editor:Shopping for groceries recently with my daughter, I recalled accompanying my mother as ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

    Sept. 30 Rod Carey press conference

    More videos »

    Reader Poll

    What is your favorite homecoming tradition?
    The football game
    Float-building/the parade
    Dress up days
    The dance
    Crowning the homecoming king and queen