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  • Our View: Sign petition for independent maps

    What happens when elected officials aren’t accountable to voters?Illinoisans are getting an unpleasa ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to officer Jonathan Jurisch for helping a teen in need

    Thumbs-up: To DeKalb police officer Jonathan Jurisch for helping a teen in need. On Sept. 26, Jurisch was taking a report from DeKalb High School fres ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Our View: Change needed to DeKalb ward system

    Monica O’Leary said she plans to quit the DeKalb City Council this week, and at least one person appears willing to succeed her.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Eric Olson: DeKalb needs to focus on Shodeen’s Lincoln Highway property

    The next high-profile development question before the DeKalb City Council should be about the property Shodeen Construction owns along Lincoln Highway ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-down to Kane investgation hoax

    Thumbs-down: To an apparent hoax involving the sexual assault allegations against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane in New York. This week, Thomas Eoannou, ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Our view: Village president’s business partner problem

    Spare us excuses about Hinckley being a small town, or the arrangement not being a strict conflict of interest: Hinckley Village President Jim Roderic ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Our View: Harvest time means safety time

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was not a noted agriculturalist, nevertheless proclaimed the first National Farm Safety and Health Week in 1944.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Our View: Don't starve service providers

    Illinois has lots of financial issues these days, but one thing it doesn’t have is a bloated state workforce.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Our View: A ‘stupid’ tragedy, justice, and moving on

    Stupid is a word we rarely use in editorials.It denotes a lack of ordinary quickness and keenness of ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Huskies playing at No.1 Ohio State

    Thumbs-up: To the Northern Illinois University football team, which heads into Ohio Stadium in Columbus to take on No. 1- ranked Ohio State today. The ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Our view: Rain, rain, go away

    This might be the last year we call it the Castle Challenge – but we sure hope it won’t be the end of a community fundraising event that’s proven to b ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Our View: DeKalb City Council majority votes pro zoning

    The DeKalb City Council has voted, and the majority has decided that rezoning University Village so that Security Properties can buy and rehab it is t ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Our View: ‘Destination DeKalb’ effort worthy of support

    In November, the DeKalb community will once again have the opportunity to showcase itself to high school athletes and their families from around Illin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Our View: Time for urgency on state budget

    If Illinois’ state government were a house, things would be just fine in the living room, but there’s a fire smoldering in the attic.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to paying to have siren installed in Fairdale

    Thumbs-up: To Rotary International Rotary District 6420, for paying to have a tornado warning siren installed in Fairdale. Such sirens are primarily u ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you get your Halloween costumes?
    Make my own
    Buy them at a store
    Depends on the year
    I don't dress up