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  • Eric Olson: A look inside county's overcrowded jail

    SYCAMORE – I went to jail Tuesday.DeKalb County Sheriff’s Lt. Joyce Klein, who’s been the jail admin ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to livestock, pets left out in cold

    Thumbs-down: To animals being left out in the cold. Kane County Animal Control this week cited a Maple Park horse owner for failure to provide suffici ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Letter: Kishwaukee College teachers have students’ support

    To the Editor: In response to your Jan. 6th editorial “Stave off a strike at Kish College”, I can sa ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Carson: Dispelling the myth of ‘haves and have-nots’ in America

    The U.S. Constitution was designed to preserve the freedom and rights of all citizens. Our Declaration of Independence states that all men are created ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Our View: Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner must make renovations

    Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois’ 160-year-old executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, eve ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • NIU’s priorities seem out of whack

    To the Editor:At Northern Illinois University these days, more and more high-priced consultants and ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Jason Akst: Cold-weather closings: the new normal?

    As Tuesday evening began, I began to think DeKalb, Sycamore, Chicago and dozens of other area locales had conspired against me.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Our View: Why build another airport?

    The Illinois Department of Transportation finished 2014 by paying about $2.8 million for more than 245 acres of land in Beecher and Peotone to build a ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Schultz: #JeSuisCharlie

    This terrible thing happened.Three hooded men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles seized a magazin ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Reeder: Cost of minimum wage hike to hit workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Many years ago, I was a minimum-wage worker making $3.35 an hour writing obituaries for the Galesburg Register-Mail. More than a few tim ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Another view: Fear of violence should not curb free expression

    Several publishers in Western countries have disgraced themselves in recent years with self-censorship to avoid being targeted by Islamic militants.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: White cops do good for black people, too

    To the Editor:There is an old question on whether a glass is half full or half empty.Every day I see ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Letter: Kishwaukee College officials spread misinformation

    To the Editor:I loved learning and I love teaching at Kishwaukee College. My Kish history began more ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Another View: Low oil price has downside, too

    Falling gas prices are fuel for the economy.The price of a gallon of regular unleaded has plummeted ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans have a Huckabee problem

    Some evangelical Christian conservatives are trying to get their brethren to unite behind one Republican primary candidate in the 2016 presidential ra ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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