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  • Our View: Celebrate the holidays responsibly

    Are you traveling somewhere for the holidays? You’re definitely not alone there. AAA estimates that ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Our View: Parking compromise seems fair

    The DeKalb City Council’s requirement that the Ellwood House Association add eight more parking spaces to property that includes the Ellwood House Mus ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Our View: Fight the flu

    Even if you followed the directives from health officials and got a flu shot months ago, it appears there’s a real risk of contracting the flu this se ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To the DeKalb Municipal Band, which is celebrating its 160th year with a concert tonight. The band will present its first holiday gala at 7 ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: Time to let Barnes & Noble bookstore go

    The phone calls to Barnes & Noble and Mid-America Management, the company that owns the bookstore’s building, can stop now. Barnes & Noble is giving u ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist. Topinka, 70, died early Wednesday, less than a day after she suffered ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Our view: These protesters are not different

    In the wake of a grand jury decision last week not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, there has been ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: For connecting local pedestrian paths. This week, local county and city officials stretched a ribbon across a section of sidewalk along Bet ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Our view: No lame-duck session is good

    There is good news and bad news regarding state government this week. The bad news, of course, is th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Breaking out of zero growth

    Several vacant lots in DeKalb’s Rivermist subdivision are to be sold at auction today after the developers of the subdivision decided to let them fall ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Our view: Make today a day of giving

    We’ve got a great idea as to what you can do with the money you saved from all those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals you ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to NIU clinching 5th division title

    Thumbs-up: To excellence on the gridiron. The Northern Illinois University football team clinched its fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference West D ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Our view: DeKalb council makes right call

    When government leaders commit to finding alternative ways to solve budget problems, it’s good news for taxpayers.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Our View: Give thanks for blessings

    Charles Dickens once wrote: “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Our View: Shop locally on Small Business Saturday

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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