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  • Our View: Protect yourself from flu

    The virus often spreads through contact with droplets from an infected person. It’s highly contagious and has killed thousands of people each year sin ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to statue, a fitting tribute to ‘Mr. Pumpkin’

    Thumbs-up: To the arrival of the Wally “Mr. Pumpkin” Thurow statue in downtown Sycamore on Friday, just in time for the 53rd annual Pumpkin Festival n ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Our View: Ebola patients require special hospitals

    The odds seem slim that an Ebola patient could turn up at the emergency room at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Our View: Rauner gives Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • 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
  • Our View: Train to deal with rail incidents

    For most people, the biggest hazard posed by the freight trains that roll through our communities is the threat of running late because of traffic bac ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Our View: Newspapers remain committed to communities

    In print or online, newspapers play an important role in your community.They provide readers with ne ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Our View: Fight to beat breast cancer

    More than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and about 40,000 women will die from it in 2014, according to the Americ ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Our View: Keep smoke detectors working for you

    What if there was an invention that had your back when it comes to fires in your home?What if it cou ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to demolition bringing land development one step closer

    Thumbs-up: To the removal of a pair of decrepit buildings along Sycamore Road in DeKalb this week. Property owner First Rockford Group bought the land ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Our View: Swiftly evacuate Evergreen Village

    The evacuation of Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park can’t come soon enough.Unfortunately, the empty ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Our View: Product recalls often unheeded

    Sometimes, it's hard to know if you’re using a product that has been recalled by the manufacturer.Sometimes, it's hard to know if you’re using a produ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Our View: Key election often overlooked

    Election season began last week.Not for the upcoming November election, although you should be payin ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to Penguin Project

    Thumbs-up: To this year’s Penguin Project production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” and the community support it has received. Now in its fifth year, Pengu ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Akst: We’re in the ‘red zone’

    U.S. colleges and universities are in the “red zone.”It’s not a team ranking system, an academic war ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
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