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  • Squeeze play only concern in plan

    There’s a lot to like – and one big thing not to like – in the proposal for a new four-story, 51-unit luxury apartment building near the intersection ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Our view: Bring new leader with better contract to DeKalb School District 428

    Now that the DeKalb School District 428 board and its superintendent have agreed to a settlement, it’s time to turn the page.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Cheeky Mama: Not always a bed of roses

    People go through all sorts of hardships in life.Whether we manage them with grace or bitterness, no ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Olson: When Barbara Hale became 'DeKalb's own'

    Actress Barbara Hale died at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, last week at age 94, and since then, several people have pointed out the connection ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Our view: Successful transfer of power

    Thumbs-up: To another successful and mostly peaceful transfer of power. After a contentious campaign that included violent protests, threatening phras ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:55 pm
  • Our View: Rauner contract offer generous

    AFSCME members across Illinois will begin voting Monday on whether to give their leaders the authority to strike.
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Schrader: Women and men take to streets to deliver a message

    Kay Shelton of DeKalb was one of 250,000 people taking part in Saturday’s Women’s March on Chicago in the Loop, as well as joining in with 8,000 young ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Our view: Misconduct allegations merit investigation

    Allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct in the murder case against Jack D. McCullough deserve an investigation, but five months since they ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • Our View: Illinois farmers stood to benefit from TPP

    On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreem ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Reject plan for huge tax hikes

    The Illinois Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a budget bill supported by Democrats and even some Republicans, including Senate Republican Le ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:34 am
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