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  • Schrader: Cortland centenarian has advice for us all

    Two words: “Don’t smoke.”That’s what Orville Olson said when I asked if he had any advice for us you ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Our view: D-428 faces test in handling allegations about superintendent

    It was disappointing to read the allegations that DeKalb High School Principal Michele Albano made against DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent D ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Our View: Law should help deserving felons get jobs

    Late last month, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that, his office said, will “give former offenders a brighter future.”
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Our view: Bad choices lead to traffic deaths

    One day in the not-too-distant future, cars may be able to drive themselves. Until then, it will be up to people to make good choices and prevent traf ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Our view: NIU enrollment news not as bad as it could have been

    The 10th day enrollment figures released this week by Northern Illinois University weren’t good, but they could have been worse.
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • Our View: DeKalb could have monitored power deal

    If you can’t ensure a contract is honored, why sign it?That’s our question about the value of the el ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Our view: Celebrating a splendid idea – Labor Day

    More than 100 years after the first federal observance of Labor Day, there is still debate about who first pitched the idea of a holiday to celebrate ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Our view: Shifting school calendar lessens Labor Day's importance

    Labor Day might mark the traditional end of summer, but changing school calendars may have diminished its significance in that regard.
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Our view: Don't give up on redistricting

    One vote is all that stood in the way of the Independent Map Amendment being approved by the Illinois Supreme Court for placement on the Nov. 8 ballot ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Who do you think won Monday's debate?
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump
    A draw