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  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Celebrating the farmers market

    Thumbs-up: To 20 years of the DeKalb Farmers’ Market. Vendors, shoppers and officials gathered at the weekly open-air market Thursday in Van Buer Plaz ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief

    As Illinois’ budget stalemate reaches its 59th day, evidence is mounting that more and more people are suffering the consequences.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Our View: Hinckley should amend annexation deal

    Hinckley’s Village Board is considering amending an almost 20-year-old annexation agreement that could bring more people, but also would be a better d ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Our View: State shouldn't shelve enterprise zones for good

    We might be able to hold a state fair without a budget plan, but apparently enacting incentive plans designed to grow jobs in Illinois is going too fa ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Our View: Standard for AP test credit is welcome

    College is expensive. Getting all of your academic ducks in a row for college is exhausting.So anyth ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Our View: Support Potawatomi claim to land near Shabbona

    DeKalb County Board members should support the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation’s request that land it owns near Shabbona Lake State Park be held in tr ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Our View: Seize opportunity of new school year

    Students and teachers at Genoa, Indian Creek and Hinckley-Big Rock schools headed back to school last week, with others in Sycamore, Somonauk, Kirklan ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Chipotle

    Thumbs-up: To burritos. And the vacancy that Chipotle plans to fill by adding a second restaurant in DeKalb. Chipotle is seeking permission from the c ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Our View: Outlaws a threat to DeKalb County

    Members of the Outlaws might portay themselves as a motorcycle club, but the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have another word for them: A gang ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Our View: DeKalb police station expansion not needed now

    When they first planned to build a new police station in 2011, DeKalb City Council members planned to cap the budget for the project at $12 million.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Our View: Make mapping matter in Illinois

    In May, the Independent Map Amendment Coalition announced its petition drive to establish a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission in Illino ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs down

    Thumbs-up: To parents of children at South Prairie Elementary School for voicing their concerns about a new space-sharing agreement. Plans for Sycamor ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Our View: Raising up talent for a better future

    With Illinois stuck in the second month of a budget stalemate, it’s hard to see much hope for compromise.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Our View: Tinkering with traffic safety

    Probably with good intentions, Illinois leaders have made several changes to state laws whose cumulative effects could harm traffic safety.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Our View: Change the broken system

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:55 pm
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