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  • Our view: DeKalb must make tough budget choices

    It has been a dramatic budgeting season in the city of DeKalb. There have been warnings from city s ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Our view: A new approach to choosing Illinois' House speaker

    The goal of the Illinois Legislature, reduced to its simplest terms, is to make life better for all the people of Illinois.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Our View: Spike in police deaths is alarming

    One can’t draw causation from rhetoric, national media attention or social media outrage, but there definitely has been an increase in the deaths of p ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Our view: Shop local, stay local

    It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving.You’re still suffering from a turkey, football and family hangove ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Our view: Thanksgiving holiday should transcend differences

    Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln during the darkest days of our republic.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Our View: State needs labor deal it can afford

    We wouldn’t like to hear our boss tell us that for the next four years our pay would be frozen and we’d have to pay double for health insurance.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Jekyll-Hyde conduct sours governance

    What does “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, have to do with American post-election politics ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Olson: Winning has kept Trump off front page

    To use the diction of our soon-to-be president, it has been a tremendous, tremendous sports season of late in DeKalb County.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to county's efficient voting process

    Thumbs-up: To a relatively smooth election night. More than 70 percent of registered voters participated in this week's election, more than in 2012. A ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Our View: Reforms needed to break budget impasse

    As procrastinating teens will put off a big homework assignment, this summer Illinois’ leaders found a way to put off addressing our state’s budget pr ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Our view: Thank veterans year-round

    President Barack Obama called President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory and to begin preparing for a peace ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Our View: Time to pull together

    The most divisive presidential election in modern U.S. history is behind us, but not even the most cheerful Pollyanna believes the fractures have heal ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:29 am
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