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  • Our View: Thumbs-up to more spending money

    Thumbs-up: To more spending money. Some consumers and business owners alike say they’re seeing a difference this month in spending patterns because of ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Our View: Internet incentives as stores close doors

    We are getting a first-hand look at the realities of how Internet retailing has changed the landscape in DeKalb. Some people are fretting over the los ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Michael Madigan big part of the problem

    The Illinois House chose its leader for 2015-17 last week. As it has done for all but two years since 1983, the membership, dominated by Democrats, el ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Our View: Tuition hikes can't continue forever

    Economics might finally be catching up with colleges in Illinois and across the country, as administrators face the reality that student tuition canno ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Our View: Plan B for pension reform

    The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in March on the constitutionality of 2013 pension reform legislation approved by state lawma ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to teachers strike plans

    Thumbs-down: To teachers strike plans. It makes sense that the 81 full-time faculty at Kishwaukee College are frustrated to still be working without a ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Our View: Rauner works to rebuild trust

    While he was busy sorting out the executive orders his predecessor left behind, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the time to sign an executive order of his own.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Our View: DeKalb bar-entry age won't change

    We encourage Northern Illinois University students while they are here to explore ways to work within the system to make DeKalb a better, more student ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Our View: Quinn's actions upon exiting not a surprise

    We used this space last week to describe Pat Quinn’s disappointing tenure as Illinois governor.We po ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Our View: Financial fix could start with auto fees

    Many Illinoisans hope the incoming Rauner administration will quickly tackle debt-plagued Illinois’ financial problems.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Our View: Rauner's speech blunt but necessary

    As inauguration speeches go, Bruce Rauner’s was a bit of a downer.After being sworn in as Illinois’ ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to livestock, pets left out in cold

    Thumbs-down: To animals being left out in the cold. Kane County Animal Control this week cited a Maple Park horse owner for failure to provide suffici ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Our View: Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner must make renovations

    Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois’ 160-year-old executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, eve ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Our View: Why build another airport?

    The Illinois Department of Transportation finished 2014 by paying about $2.8 million for more than 245 acres of land in Beecher and Peotone to build a ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Our View: Quinn's tenure as governor disappoints

    Only days remain in Gov. Pat Quinn’s tenure as Illinois’ top elected official.His legacy as governor ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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