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  • Our View: Thumbs-up to National Night Out, which helps build trust between police, community

    Thumbs-up: To the National Night Out event planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in DeKalb. The annual event will be a team effort between public safety age ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Olson: For animals, names change everything

    Stories like the ones reporter Adam Poulisse has been writing about the missing Blanding’s turtle are enough to make an editor jump up and down in the ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • 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
  • Reader Poll

    Are you glad that "Happy Hour" is legal once again in Illinois?
    Didn't notice it was banned