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  • Our View: Shop locally on Small Business Saturday

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Our View: New first lady for Illinois

    Illinois hasn’t had a first lady for nearly six years, since Patti Blagojevich, wife of the impeached and convicted Rod Blagojevich, left the position ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Our View: Community Gardens, family plant seeds of hope

    Thumbs-up: To a plan to turn a DeKalb County Community Gardens site into a working farm that provides employment to people with intellectual disabilit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Our View: Happy days at the gas pump

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather. Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
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