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Our View: Thumbs Up: Tree decision is right move for DeKalb

Thumbs up: To the DeKalb City Council’s decision not to implement new rules on cutting or removing trees. For the past few months, DeKalb leaders have struggled with their options for protecting trees in the wake of ComEd clear-cutting trees along the Nature Trail – a 1.5-mile prairie path located between Sycamore Road and First Street. City officials do not have the authority to regulate ComEd in its easement, and DeKalb aldermen were reluctant to regulate trees on private property without a compelling safety reason. It’s great to see anyone in government decide against pursuing an issue that is beyond their authority. It’s much more common these days for government to find ways to expand their authority into any and all issues. We appreci

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