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  • Attacks on press part of Trump’s whining strategy

    The day before the March presidential primary in Ohio, one of my journalism students at Kent State told me she was going to cover Donald Trump’s rally ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Our view: All or nothing for budget this summer

    Top state Republicans, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, on Thursday held a news conference at which they called for Democrats to pass a pair of stopgap bu ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: How Clinton can demolish Trump

    Each party is on track to nominate the only candidate who possibly could lose the election to the other. In the latest Washington Post-ABC poll, a siz ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Another View: Congress plays games over Zika

    As members of Congress visit their districts over the Memorial Day recess, we hope they have kept in mind a warning from Tom Frieden, director of the ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Our View: 'What have we done?' Illinois awaits leaders’ regret, remorse

    Memorial Day weekend TV viewers might have caught a showing of “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” the 1957 fictional tale about British POWs – led by a p ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: The 5 worst kinds of voicemail messages

    The phone in my office has a little red light that flashes when someone has left me a voicemail. It ...
    June 2, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Letter: Abuse prevention can't take summer break

    To the Editor:As many of your readers know, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. Day camp ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Another View: Protesters on the left sullying the process

    Violence damages democracy.Democrats and other activists on the left are doing their part to ensure ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Cheeky Mama: Toddler's toast leads to mom's anxiety

    Working mothers are always trying to balance their priorities.It can be exhausting, juggling (in no ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Tucker: Compared with presidential candidates, Obama looking good

    Small wonder that President Barack Obama is enjoying his highest approval rating – now at 51 percent, according to a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll ...
    May 29, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Letter: The Salvation Army: Need is not partisan

    To the Editor:The state of affairs across Illinois is dire – especially for those who are hungry, ho ...
    May 27, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Our View: Pause this weekend to remember sacrifice

    Barbecues, swimming, picnics, bicycling or taking in fireworks. You might be doing one – or all – of these activities this weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Schultz: It's time to speak out against Trump

    Earlier this week, a friend of many years signed on to Facebook and surprised me – and surely many others who know her – by writing a short but powerf ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Olson: Guest speaker had close encounters with president

    Edward Rosado Jr. has seen a lot of the world since graduating from Sycamore High School with the Class of 1976.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Letter: What is Memorial Day?

    To the Editor:The coming holidays have a great mix of memories; my earliest perhaps was my father ho ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:46 pm
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