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  • Carson: The wisdom of divided government

    House Speaker John Boehner recently shocked many of us when he announced that he is planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power.
    July 4, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Olson: Downtown an odd place for one of ‘those stores’

    Once you reach a certain age, you know if there’s one of “those stores” in your town. Outside the to ...
    July 4, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Declaration of Independence

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and t ...
    July 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • AKST: Flags, fingers and the Fourth of July

    Not making this column about Independence Day would be like writing about Seattle without mentioning coffee. Thus, I humbly offer two topics associate ...
    July 3, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • OUR VIEW: Removing obstacles to voting

    Voting is the most basic principle of democracy.Yet few people exercise their right to vote. A lot o ...
    July 3, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Letter: Do more to address campus sex assault

    To the Editor:In reading Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker’s summer update describin ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Letter: Sales tax turns 81

    To the Editor:The news reports read: “Through lack of available funds in the treasury unavoidable de ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • OUR VIEW: Claws come out in battle against referendums

    If Illinois’ political leaders were half as good at solving our state’s problems as they are at keeping voters from having their voices heard, our sta ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Pitts: Half way is still only half way

    “But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert FrostSen. Richard Russell cal ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • REEDER: Unlikely activist just putting son first

    WASHINGTON – Pam Harris is just a Lake County mom looking after her disabled adult son.She’s not a p ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Barone: Liberals champion free speech – except in politics

    I’m old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the fr ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Letter: Fighting scourge of drug overdose deaths

    To the Editor:Many DeKalb County residents do not know that drug overdose is a national epidemic.On ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Letter: Fight back against peddlers of porn

    To the Editor:On Friday, the owner of The Paperback Grotto in downtown DeKalb made the front page of ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Our View: Stay safe this July 4

    As far as birthday celebrations go, the Fourth of July is usually one of the best of the year.The Fo ...
    July 1, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Letter: Choose Randall Olsen in 16th District

    To the Editor:This November’s Congressional midterm elections are shaping up to be a battle for the ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:53 pm
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