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  • Eric Olson: NIU grad remembers meeting Kennedy in DeKalb

    On Oct. 25, 1959, Bill Farley decided to spend part of a Sunday listening to Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy speak in DeKalb.  
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Akst: Halloween, a love story

    Recently I wrote that America should stop celebrating Columbus Day, at least in its present form, because of the atrocities Columbus inflicted on nati ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Strack: Today’s investment leads to tomorrow’s rewards

    We can all relate to the concept of investing for our future. Many of us engage in this concept every day through our employers retirement plans.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Barry Schrader: When ‘prime time’ isn’t just a TV term

    When is the prime of your life? Some would say it is age 35, but a few hundred DeKalb County Farm Bureau members in their 60s and older call themselve ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Eric Olson: Why I cast protest votes

    I vote in every election, and sometimes I’m a protest voter. Our government would be better off if w ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Olson: Statistics don't tell whole story about University Village

    I hope you spend a little time with the stories we’ve run in the past two days about University Village in DeKalb.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Akst: An unsolicited memo

    Date: Oct. 17, 2014To: Ellen Divita, Incoming Community Development DirectorFrom: Jason Akst, Daily ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Schrader: Can you still smell mother’s cookies?

    Not being very domestic (only making pancakes or scrambled eggs on Saturday mornings during my lifetime) I really had not given a lot of thought to th ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Olson: Family grateful for help with vet bill

    Heather Lehnert’s husband, Chris, passed her the letter from a complete stranger with a $50 bill inside.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Akst: Columbus Day is lamest holiday

    Sweet! A three-day weekend begins today for lots of folks.Schools, banks and government offices will ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Olson: Geez, of all the days to fly

    I was just outside Aurora on Interstate 88, heading for O’Hare Airport when I heard the news on the radio.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Akst: Election excitement ... not so much

    Tuesday is the deadline for voter registration in Illinois for the Nov. 4 elections. That’s not much time, so here’s some important information about ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 12:22 am
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