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  • Our View: Be aware of roadway dangers

    It already has been a deadly year on DeKalb County roadways, with the number of traffic fatalities already reaching last year’s total of 10.
    July 29, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Summer reading no escape from Illinois’ problems

    Have you read any good books lately?New publications for the summer of 2015 certainly have some inte ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Our View: Seeking a union is taking a risk

    Plans to unionize and seek contracts and pay increases by workers at Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College might seem to make sense for ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to demolishing Sycamore Wendy's, making way for future development

    Thumbs-up: To the end of an eyesore. The old Wendy’s building at 421 E. State St. in Sycamore was demolished Friday, more than six months after it was ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Our View: Rauner should sign Illinois Open Meetings Act tweak

    Legislation has reached Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk that tweaks the Illinois Open Meetings Act in favor of the public.
    July 17, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Our View: Take steps to avoid West Nile

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.But the virus ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Our View: Make most of 3M opportunity

    Local governments will come out ahead even after the five-year property-tax rebate they will provide 3M in exchange for its plan to move operations in ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Our View: Procrastinating politicians put public at risk of peril, pain

    “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying.As a mu ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to NIU's inability to get back funds it overpaid consultant

    Thumbs-down: To still being short. Northern Illinois University officials said Wednesday that the school has yet to recoup almost $32,000 in travel ex ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Our view: Allow cameras in nursing home rooms

    We support a bill in Springfield that would allow for video and audio monitoring devices in nursing home rooms to help combat and prove abuse.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Amnesty is not the answer

    When it comes to underage drinking, many parents have a version of an “amnesty rule” for their children.
    July 8, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Our View: Jail plan not risk-free

    For more than 10 years, DeKalb County officials have been working on plans to expand the county jail just east of downtown Sycamore.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Our View: Motorcycle safety campaign showing results

    At first glance, the Illinois Fatal Crash Summary for the first half of 2015 appears to be trending the wrong way.
    July 6, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Declaration of Independence

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and t ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up, Thumbs down: Celebrate the Fourth of July

    Thumbs-up: To Independence Day. Our Founding Fathers’ bold experiment in self-government has now been going strong for 239 years. Please enjoy the Fou ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
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