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  • Our View: Make insurers pay out death benefits

    Sometimes people leave us unexpectedly, before we have a chance to say goodbye, and before they think to put their affairs in order. Other times, peop ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Our view: Gliniewicz's last theft his largest

    In the end, law enforcement was searching for three suspects who didn't exist in the shooting death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Our View: Tax hike holds little promise for DeKalb

    City officials in DeKalb want to increase property taxes by 37 percent, a tax hike that would cost the owner of a house with an assessed value of $150 ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Budget won't pass without compromise

    If the reports are to be believed, Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders plan to meet Nov. 18 to discuss the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Gov. Bruce Rauner for making appearance in DeKalb County

    Thumbs-up: To Gov. Bruce Rauner for making another appearance in DeKalb County, this time to speak to the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. at ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Eric Olson: Gov. Bruce Rauner not holding anyone hostage

    Bruce Rauner’s holding Illinois hostage.At least, that’s what they’re saying about the state’s fresh ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Our View: Keeping kids safe on Halloween

    Halloween is a time to dress up, pretend and simply have fun at all kinds of Halloween-related activities, from costume parties to trick-or-treating.
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Our View: Public should know what Hastert did

    The public has a right to know what J. Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House and now a convicted felon, really did.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Reader Poll

    Have you attended a high school football championship game?
    Yes, but not in DeKalb
    Yes, in 2013
    No, but I plan to this year
    No, and I don't plan to