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  • Declaration of Independence

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and t ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up, Thumbs down: Celebrate the Fourth of July

    Thumbs-up: To Independence Day. Our Founding Fathers’ bold experiment in self-government has now been going strong for 239 years. Please enjoy the Fou ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Our View: Be safe this July 4

    The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our great country’s independence.In DeKalb County, across ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Our View: Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Our View: Pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    June 28, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to pledging to take Sunday dinner with senior relatives

    Thumbs-up:  To Home Instead Senior Care for encouraging families in DeKalb, Ogle and Lee counties to take the Sunday Dinner Pledge – a promise to shar ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Our View: State still not doing enough for schools

    Illinois schools will receive $269 million more from the state of Illinois in the coming school year after a school funding plan was signed into law b ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Our View: Transparency needed in tax break deals

    “Project Black Bear” was oversold to the people of DeKalb County.When DeKalb County Economic Develop ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Our View: School District 428 Board facing difficult situation

    The DeKalb School District 428 Board’s decision to fire Shahran Spears from her job as principal at Brooks Elementary could lead to a discrimination l ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Our View: Reading programs kick off

    Thumbs-up: To making reading fun. DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa libraries kicked off their summer reading programs this week. Readers of all ages have a ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Our View: SBA loans for Fairdale a positive development

    We are pleased to see the federal Small Business Administration stepping up to offer low-interest loans to people, businesses and nonprofits affected ...
    June 10, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Our View: Medical pot program slow to unfold

    Illinois’ pilot medical marijuana program has produced plenty of lawsuits and official delays thus far, but has yet to actually provide anyone access ...
    June 9, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Our View: Tackle state budget first, not last

    For years, the Illinois General Assembly has put off approving a state budget until the very end of its spring session.
    June 8, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to financial aid for Fairdale tornado victims

    Thumbs-up: To federal financial help for Fairdale. This week, after a request from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Small Business Administration said ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Our View: Lawmakers shouldn't be lawbreakers

    People who make the law shouldn’t break the law, right?That’s just common sense to us.Those elected ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Will you attend a fireworks display this weekend?