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  • Schrader: Remembering Barcus and his ‘Carcuss’

    David Johnson may be an octogenarian, but he has a great memory when it comes to the Korean War era and even before that.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Goss: Keselowski earns two-week hall pass

    Brad Keselowski’s breathtaking late pass and powerful car on the short run down the stretch decided Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com at Chicagoland Speedway, ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • McArdle: Scottish independence tied to national identity

    WASHINGTON – About a week ago, I asked my friends on Facebook whether there was really any chance that Scotland would leave Britain. At that point, th ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Harrop: Do we need a place called home?

    There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Olson: When does a professor cross the line?

    A university should include faculty with a wide range of views, even controversial ones, and they shouldn’t be penalized for expressing them.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Letter: Safe Passage working against domestic violence

    To the Editor:In the past few days it has been hard to avoid the media circus that surrounds what ca ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Camp Power a positive force

    Thumbs-up: To a drop in crime. From mid-June to mid-August, “part 2” crimes – including battery, criminal damage, trespassing, weapons, sex crimes and ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Wilkinson: Democrats could lose Senate for a long time

    Democrats curse their luck in 2014 – a midterm in a president’s (often) grim sixth year, with most of the competitive races taking place in states won ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Carson: Ray Rice's crime and punishment, with compassion

    The incident in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice savagely beat his fiancée in an elevator has garnered much attention, largely because the ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Akst: A requiem for two great local stores

    Literature has great devices to pique interest. There’s foreshadowing, for instance, whereby a writer gives subtle clues about what might happen later ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Our View: Missed chance at football rivalry

    There’s been a lot of fanfare regarding the non conference opponents that Northern Illinois’ football team will be facing in the years to come.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Letter: Watch Sycamore park video before casting vote

    To the Editor:I am writing to ask the community of Sycamore to view the online video for the Sycamor ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Letter: Genteman: I will serve people, not party

    To the Editor:DeKalb County’s property tax rate is 53rd highest in the country. Our County Board app ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Schultz: We needed to see the Ray Rice video

    Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness?Unequivoc ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Our View: Remembering 9/11, 13 years later

    Today is the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.It’s bee ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
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