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  • Pitts: An elegy for John Gibson

    This is an elegy for John Gibson.He was a married father of two, a pastor and a professor at New Orl ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Our View: ‘Destination DeKalb’ effort worthy of support

    In November, the DeKalb community will once again have the opportunity to showcase itself to high school athletes and their families from around Illin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Tucker: The right to bury the (online) past

    Imagine your 18-year-old daughter is decapitated in a car accident. Gruesome police photographs of her body are leaked onto the Internet. Every time s ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Barone: In praise of monarchy

    Some time in the early evening Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II broke a record: she became the longest-serving monarch in British history, beating her gr ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Our View: Time for urgency on state budget

    If Illinois’ state government were a house, things would be just fine in the living room, but there’s a fire smoldering in the attic.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Another View: Lobbyists shouldn't choose school lunch menu

    Five years ago, Congress brought some healthfulness to the National School Lunch Program, which spends more than $10 billion a year to feed about 30 m ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • ​Harrop: Jeb accuses Trump of being a New Yorker

    Jeb Bush complains that the political media have not treated Donald Trump as a serious candidate. They have not dissected Trump’s eclectic stances, wh ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Bernstein: Who cares if U.S. public opposes Iran deal?

    National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar goes deep into new and old polling data and finds some interesting historical comparisons for public opinion on the ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Another View: Obama's victory on Iran deal

    Even if President Barack Obama hasn’t tended well to congressional egos, he’s certainly due credit for engineering a political victory on the Iran tre ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to paying to have siren installed in Fairdale

    Thumbs-up: To Rotary International Rotary District 6420, for paying to have a tornado warning siren installed in Fairdale. Such sirens are primarily u ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Eric Olson: Do I get divorced, or renew my vows?

    It’s been 10 years, and I have to decide whether to get a divorce or renew my vows.I admit it – I’ve ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Connie Schultz: ​What a performance in Kentucky

    It was the kind of rally we’ve come to expect from those Americans who think someone else’s equal rights are an assault on their way of life as perenn ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Our View: Sharing 9/11 memories critical

    It’s almost impossible for those of us who experienced Sept. 11, 2001, ever to forget.Most of us wat ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Another View: Pragmatic campaign finance reform possible

    In a post-Citizens United America – and in the midst of a presidential race awash in dark money – what hope is there for reform? Hillary Clinton on Tu ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Hunt: U.S. organized labor may be lifting its head

    On the surface, this Labor Day holiday capped another dark year for U.S. unions and many working-class Americans.
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What would you do first if you won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot?
    Quit job
    Pay off debt
    Donate to charity