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  • Our View: DeKalb needs consensus for progress

    Leaders in the city of DeKalb are struggling to get buy-in from the community on two important initiatives, and we wonder if part of the problem isn’t ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Our view: School funding plan means crippling cuts

    An Illinois Senate bill that has made its way to the House could have a dramatic effect on school funding at the local level.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Our View: Ogle tow fund a self-made disaster

    When Ogle County Board members voted in 2011 to establish an administrative tow fee, they probably thought they had helped first-year Sheriff Michael ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to cancer survivors encouraging others

    Thumbs-up: To survivors who encourage others. Breast cancer survivor Cheryl Chilson distributes care packages to DeKalb County breast cancer patients ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Our view: Opiate antidote can save lives

    It is good to see local government and health officials work together to give local police officers a potential life-saving tool.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Our view: Enterprise zone provides a boost

    Creation of an enterprise zone in DeKalb County won’t by itself bring multiple new businesses to the area.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Don’t ignore changing neighborhood

    Former residents see it, and the demographic information bear it out: DeKalb’s University Village neighborhood has changed in recent years.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • 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 - 11:16 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
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