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  • Our view: Thumbs-down to fighting FOIA requests

    Thumbs-down: To news that the Obama administration in its final year spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over fe ...
    March 18, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Thumbs-up to Women’s History Month

    Thumbs-up: To Women’s History Month. Women from many different backgrounds have helped to shape our society, and it seems only now are we waking up to ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Schrader: Story behind the house at Fairview Cemetery

    If you drive down South First Street to the entrance of Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb you may notice a building near the entrance with a two-car garage ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • Our view: Sycamore's D-427 gets millions more dollars, but they're not enough

    Sycamore School District 427 is in the midst of a three-year budget reduction plan, which calls for the district to eliminate 40 jobs next school year ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to plans for new retailer in Sycamore

    Thumbs-up: To a new business proposed for Sycamore. Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer Meijer has proposed building a new store and gas station on ...
    March 4, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Schrader: 'Amazing Grace' – two women on a mission

    In 2008, Grace Waller was 15, a competitive swimmer attending DeKalb High School. She began noticing something was wrong with one leg and felt a tumor ...
    March 2, 2017 - 4:08 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to the return of frozen custard season

    Thumbs-up: To one of the first signs of spring in DeKalb County. Ollie’s Frozen Custard in Sycamore opened for the season Wednesday. And what a day fo ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:03 am
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