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  • Photos: NIU women's basketball beats Kent State 93-72

    The NIU women's basketball team beat Kent State 93-72 on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Miller: Offering bad political advice to a future president

    On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when peop ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Ponnuru: A GOP tax plan aimed at the middle class

    Mike Lee, a Republican senator from Utah, has already established that he is willing to break from the pack on tax policy. Most Republican reform plan ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Schrader: Women and men take to streets to deliver a message

    Kay Shelton of DeKalb was one of 250,000 people taking part in Saturday’s Women’s March on Chicago in the Loop, as well as joining in with 8,000 young ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Letter: Death penalty IS the answer

    To the Editor: This is in response to the editorial “Death penalty is not the answer” that appeared ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Letter: Why not just buy the YMCA's health facility?

    To the Editor:The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board will hold a public hearing on ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Our view: Misconduct allegations merit investigation

    Allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct in the murder case against Jack D. McCullough deserve an investigation, but five months since they ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • Olson: Hard to celebrate racist's beating

    I’m conflicted as to how to feel about seeing a self-proclaimed racist/fascist who calls for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” of the United States being pu ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Letter: Conversation starters other than the weather

    To the Editor: If it weren’t for the weather, 90 percent of the population could not begin a conver ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Illinois farmers stood to benefit from TPP

    On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreem ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Reject plan for huge tax hikes

    The Illinois Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a budget bill supported by Democrats and even some Republicans, including Senate Republican Le ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:34 am
  • Neukirch: The Women’s March and our call to action

    When I arrived at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, I was wearing one item I hadn’t brought with me: a white and pink beaded bracelet with ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:37 am
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