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  • Letter: Veterans needed for honor guard

    To the Editor:To all veterans, especially retired or semi-retired veterans, if you are able to assis ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Barone: Little you see of Hillary is what you'll get If she wins

    It says something about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign that it was big news that she submitted herself to an interview with a cable news jour ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Letter: Patriotism's resurgence good for America

    To the Editor:Now that the hoopla and fireworks are over, I did a bit of quiet reflection about our ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Our View: Procrastinating politicians put public at risk of peril, pain

    “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying.As a mu ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Smith: Generation X earning more but ends up having less

    It’s pretty common these days for the media to make fun of millennials. But back in the 1990s, the previous generation, Generation X, got much the sam ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Harrop: Helicopter parents: Why do they hover so?

    Helicopter parents are famous for micromanaging their children’s affairs. There are two kinds. One kind indulges children to the point of near imbecil ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to NIU's inability to get back funds it overpaid consultant

    Thumbs-down: To still being short. Northern Illinois University officials said Wednesday that the school has yet to recoup almost $32,000 in travel ex ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Stossel: Sanders and the wealth gap

    ​Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism. 
    July 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Trump merely gives the GOP what it wanted

    Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, reportedly has asked Donald Trump to “tone it down.” That’s OK, I suppose, but it m ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Olson: Mayor’s vote usually not necessary

    In August 2012, DeKalb City Council members voted unanimously to have the mayor vote on all matters before the council.
    July 10, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Our view: Allow cameras in nursing home rooms

    We support a bill in Springfield that would allow for video and audio monitoring devices in nursing home rooms to help combat and prove abuse.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Schultz: Dear Texas: What are you afraid of now?

    Well, there you go again, Texas, making me wish we still had your Molly Ivins around to make sense of you. 
    July 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • A Willie Horton for the 2016 campaign?

    Is Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez the new Willie Horton?There are some people who would obviously like ...
    July 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Greece isn't the only reason the euro is failing

    Greece’s government seems determined to incur the world’s blame for the emergent economic turmoil in Europe. Mark Gilbert summed it up accurately for ...
    July 8, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Fox: Lessons from U.S. Women's World Cup victory

    “You could find no better metaphor for the way the rest of the world can now compete head-to-head more effectively than ever with America,” Thomas Fri ...
    July 8, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you glad that "Happy Hour" is legal once again in Illinois?
    Yes
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    Didn't notice it was banned