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  • Letter: Genoa referendum a unique opportunity

    To the Editor:I am impressed that Genoa Township is giving its citizens an opportunity to weigh in o ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Letter: Sycamore citizens can leave a legacy for future

    To the Editor:We are proud to join as honorary co-chairs of a group of citizens – Trailblazers – in ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Letter: Porn's damage should not be taken lightly

    To the Editor:This week, Oct. 26-Nov. 1, is Morality in Media Week. Here is more information on porn ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Letter: Trent Taylor is best candidate for county clerk

    To the Editor:I am voting for Trent Taylor for County Clerk & Recorder, and I encourage you to do th ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Letter: NIU Foundation ready to help move Oderkirk House

    To the Editor:The NIU Foundation purchased property on Annie Glidden Road for $200,000 in 1977 to se ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to exchange of musical culture

    Thumbs-up: To cultural exchange. Shanren, a Chinese band that blends traditional Chinese folk music with a modern rock aesthetic, spent the week in De ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • 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.  
    UPDATED: Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Letter: Staff support for Johnson speaks volumes

    To the Editor:On Sunday I participated in the Sycamore Pumpkin Fest Parade, where I observed an unpr ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: Research candidates to cast informed vote

    To the Editor:We are hiring!That is what this election season is about after all. Every eligible vot ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: Need for ‘yes’ vote is clear in Sycamore

    To the Editor: On Election Day, Sycamore Park District voters will be asked to decide a referendum c ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Letter: Vote Schimpf to preserve Second Amendment rights

    To the Editor:Paul Schimpf is the individual that Illinois needs in the office of Attorney General. ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Our View: DeKalb needs consensus for progress

    Leaders in the city of DeKalb are struggling to get buy-in from the community on two important initiatives, and we wonder if part of the problem isn’t ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Letter: Taylor has earned my vote for county clerk

    To the Editor:I write this letter in support of Trent Taylor for DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder. I ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • 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
  • Letter: Stand against influence of money in politics

    To the Editor:Our system of funding political campaigns is systemically corrupt. The people operatin ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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