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  • Watch: 'Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics,' an Illinois Policy Institute documentary

    “Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics” is an hourlong documentary about Michael Madigan’s rise to power and the influence he has wielded since becoming ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 7:05 pm
  • Our View: Heed DeKalb clerk's suggestion, but keep job part-time

    DeKalb City Council members are hoping a salary increase will make it easier to find someone to serve an entire term as DeKalb’s city clerk.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Our View: For former fighter pilot, mission accomplished

    President Ronald Reagan had many friends during his life, but none were quite like Norm Wymbs.Wymbs, ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to Cubs, spelling bee, costume club

    Thumbs-up: To the Cubs opening the National League Championship Series tonight. The Cubs knocked off the San Francisco Giants in stunning fashion to c ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • Our View: Work to head off more bloodshed in DeKalb neighborhood

    Residents’ description of their neighborhood in the 800 block of Kimberly Drive should cause us all to sit up and pay attention.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Olson: Campaign's hidden messages are troublesome

    My two oldest daughters have become interested in the presidential race, and so the whole family sat down to watch Sunday’s debate on TV.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Our view: Officials must confront 911 issue

    When the 911 system went down for a few hours in California’s Coachella Valley earlier this year, local officials called for a state and federal inves ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Olson: 'Creepy clowns' I can handle

    If you have a child in school, I hope there’s been some talk about clowns this week at your house, because there definitely has been at their school.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Another View: Defending the indefensible

    Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate was more of a proxy war between this year’s presidential candidates than a contest about capabilities of the ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Our View: Suspending business sends message to bank

    Illinois on Monday became the second state to suspend its business relationship with Wells Fargo in light of revelations that bank employees had commi ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Our View: Ban, don't license, donation boxes in Sycamore

    Sycamore city officials are considering imposing a licensing fee for donation boxes that companies place on private property seeking unwanted clothes ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Our view: No excuse to not cast a ballot in election

    As of Thursday, there are 40 days left until Nov. 8, otherwise known this year as Election Day. But ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Our view: Policy takes backseat to attacks

    Recent polls have shown that more than half the electorate holds a negative view of both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Olson: Street party situation handled with aplomb

    Footage of a party in the 800 block of Kimberly Drive that spilled out into the street this weekend has attracted some attention online.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Reader Poll

    If the Cubs and Indians went to Game 7, which starter would you want on the mound?
    Jon Lester
    Kyle Hendricks
    Jake Arrieta
    John Lackey