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  • Our View: Pause this weekend to remember sacrifice

    Barbecues, swimming, picnics, bicycling or taking in fireworks. You might be doing one – or all – of these activities this weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Our View: Madigan, Democrats vote to extend budget debacle

    Here we go again.Despite the pain and controversy that followed Illinois going almost an entire year ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Our View: Activity no substitute for achievement

    You may have read the Illinois General Assembly has been active during this past month of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end May 31.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Our View: Nice work by H-BR students to reach reading goal

    Thumbs-up: To the students at Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School. The children in all of the school’s grades met their reading goal for the year, wit ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Our View: Rerun of a bad idea in Springfield

    With apologies to Yogi Berra, it’s dejá vu all over again in Springfield. Less than a year ago, the ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Our view: Submitted petition latest step toward redistricting reform

    Frustrated voters who are tired of the political and governmental status quo in dysfunctional Illinois are a step closer to being able to vote for rea ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to community award winners

    Thumbs-up: To this year’s Kishwaukee Family YMCA community award winners. As YMCA Board President Keith Foster said at Thursday’s event, the Y focuses ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Polar exploration and the power of small goals

    Hannah McKeand, the guest speaker at Thursday’s Kishwaukee Family YMCA’s Community Awards Dinner, gave one of the more interesting speeches I’ve heard ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Fewer people 'living the dream'

    “How you doing?” I’ll ask a neighbor or a friend when I see them.“Living the dream,” they’ll answer. ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Our View: Congratulations to 2016 graduates

    Within the next few weeks, thousands of high school and college seniors will be graduating in DeKalb County, ending one chapter in their lives and beg ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Our View: Crime's decline continues in DeKalb

    It’s good news: DeKalb saw a 7 percent decline in reported crime in 2015.Yet as another year brings ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Stop the property tax insanity before its too late

    If you own a home in DeKalb County, hold your breath when you check the mailbox: It’s property tax bill time.
    May 6, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to another TV recycling event

    Thumbs-up: To another attempt at taking away TVs. The DeKalb County Health Department this week announced it has scheduled another free tube-TV collec ...
    May 6, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Our View: Prioritization plan better fit for the times

    In September 2010, Northern Illinois University officials talked of tremendous change and uncertainty in higher education as they announced plans for ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Our View: Plan to convert Fargo Hotel to apartments for best

    Plans to convert the Jane Fargo Hotel at 355 W. State St. in Sycamore into an upscale apartment complex are a good way to ensure the property remains ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
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