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  • McCaleb: Let state leaders know: Adopt a budget

    We don’t often express our opinion on the front page of the newspaper.Today, we make a rare exceptio ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Our view: Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse

    NOTE TO READERS: Today's editorial was written by the Editorial Board of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and is being published in newspaper ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Our view: Indian Creek board's private party a bad idea

    Indian Creek School District 425 Superintendent Pamela Rockwood’s last contract was approved at 8 a.m. the day after Christmas 2013 at a special meeti ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • More reasons for reforming redistricting

    If you need any more reasons in favor of reforming Illinois’ highly partisan redistricting process, The Associated Press came up with several this wee ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Doughnuts are not just a pastry

    Growing up I didn’t have many family traditions. In fact, the only one I can even remember is on Chr ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Our view: Lock the door on legislators

    The official calendar for the Illinois House of Representatives said the legislative body was in session for 89 session days in 2015.
    June 21, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • 'Eternal Indian' or 'Black Hawk Down'?

    If you’d like a “concrete” example of how the state budget impasse continues to wreak havoc, look no further than the Black Hawk Statue at Lowden Stat ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:21 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Property tax protests needed

    Last week, my colleagues at the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake covered a protest staged by a McHenry man, in which he paid the first installment of ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:19 am
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    June 17, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Big responsibility, love part of dad's role in life

    Fatherhood is a gift, not only to a family, but often to a man himself. It is a part of a man’s life that is unlike what he shares with his friends, c ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: IRS robots are coming for us

    “ ... Inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file, please call immediately on our department num ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Our View: Study of Annie Glidden North a good step

    Officials at the city of DeKalb appear set to invest in a study to improve the area they call the Annie Glidden North corridor.
    June 15, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Our View: New OT rules to hurt workers

    President Ronald Reagan was famous for saying, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: Orlando and the gun debate

    In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the debate about gun control once again is heating up.
    June 13, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Our view: Brighter forecast for redistricting reform

    The weekend weather forecast for DeKalb County calls for highs in the 90s. Whew!The political foreca ...
    June 10, 2016 - 12:29 am
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