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Opinion

  • Another View: Baltimore mayor facing uphill battle

    Since taking office in 2010, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has nudged, coaxed and pushed for reforms in her city’s police department; at be ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Our View: Don't ban protection for public workers

    Anger over the final cost of the “coffee fund” case should not lead to the end of all indemnification for local government and public university emplo ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Ponnuru: Do politicians have a sell-by date?

    Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama: We’ve had three back-to-back, two-term presidencies for the first time since the 1820s. Each of these men ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Our view: Reorganization should help history, tourism

    When new leaders take charge, things are bound to change.Supporters of the Illinois Historic Preserv ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Letter: Sycamore Mayor: Council should allow sober house

    To the Editor:I have listened to people on both sides of the sober facility issue, and good and trut ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Another view: Huckabee: The down-home GOP candidate

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee entered the GOP presidential race Tuesday.Although he’s not viewe ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Letter: DeKalb library project a sight to behold

    To the Editor:Everyone who drives around downtown DeKalb will know by now that the DeKalb Public Lib ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Pitts: What can I do? Let's find out

    “There comes a time when people get tired.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955Tracy is tired. Sh ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Our View: Spring food drives are critical for food pantries

    Hunger doesn’t cease when the holidays are over, but donations to local food pantries often drop off precipitously.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Another View: Putin's revisionism on Western aid efforts

    President Vladimir Putin recently was interviewed for a fawning Russian TV documentary on his decade and a half in power. Putin expressed the view tha ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Letter: Tornado victim was well known, a survivor

    To the Editor:April 9, 2015, will forever be a dark day. Jackie Klosa was my sister-in-law, my wife’ ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Letter: Income inequality is not a public health issue

    To the Editor: In a story on the front page of your April 25 issue (“Earning gap effects”), Brett Ro ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Borek: Industrial expansion, career development progressing

    With city of Sycamore’s approval of M-2 zoning for a parcel at the eastern perimeter of the Sycamore Prairie Business Park, Ideal Industries is poised ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Our View: Seize the day; help local charities

    Today is “Giving Day” – a great day to help local charities make a difference here in DeKalb County.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Berstein: Carson, Fiorina won't change 2016 election

    Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have made their presidential candidacies official.This is simple: No on ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you willing to pay more in taxes to help balace the state of Illinois' budget?
    Yes
    No
    They must cut spending first