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  • Letter: Community needs a bookstore

    To the Editor:A viable bookstore is as vital to the social and intellectual needs of the DeKalb area ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Reeder: Cronyism shortchanges taxpayers, workers

    SPRINGFIELD – In Illinois government, it’s often not what you know, but who you know, that gets you hired.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Pitts: What is and is not child abuse

    My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Our View: Unfunded mandates pile up at schools

    Bad habits are hard to break. Actions by the Illinois General Assembly prove the point.For years, le ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Twitter parodies, politicians and police raids

    For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. From Rep. Paul Ryan to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the pope, public figures ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Barone: Why has immigration shifted?

    What should we do about immigration policy? It’s a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by B ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Our view: Appointed or elected, clerk needs role

    DeKalb’s voters say they want to elect their city clerk. The DeKalb City Council wants that person to be a figurehead, with real control of the clerk’ ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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