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  • Our View: Another Illinois politician in trouble

    Thumbs-down: To the federal indictment this week of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The federal indictment tells a sordid story of hush mone ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Our View: Show residents you're serious about cutting spending

    Last week, the DeKalb City Council met to discuss various options for raising taxes on residents and others because the city will not have the money i ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Our View: Stop the insanity, Mr. Madigan

    As the saying goes, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
    May 26, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Our View: Time for newcomers to learn Open Meetings Act

    One of the positives to come out of the Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal of 2008-09 is greater attention to openness and transparency in Illino ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Our View: Keeping the spirit of Memorial Day alive

    Many Americans have today off, and scores of people will use that day to gather with family and friends, barbecue and relax.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Our View: Consider graduation an opportunity

    It comes around every year, but it never gets old.It’s high school graduation time. A time to celebr ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Our View: Be reasonable relaxing regulations

    The traditional season for roadside produce stands is upon us, but a proposed change to DeKalb County’s rules for such operations could make that seas ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Our View: Handouts business as usual

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner contributed $400,000 last week to every Republican member of the Illinois House and Senate.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Our View: Sign up to reform Illinois political maps

    Illinoisans worried about the future of their troubled state ought to welcome with open arms the latest campaign to reform Illinois’ redistricting pro ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to all DeKalb County graduates

    Thumbs-up: To all our local graduates. Whether you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or advanced degree, or a high school diploma, or ev ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Our View: More security for U.S. consumers

    How safe is your personal financial information?There are more than 1 billion credit, debit and prep ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Our View: Help for parents, protection for kids

    The stories have been occurring with regularity of parents reported to authorities because their children arrived at school with injuries.
    May 13, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Our View: Illinois should work within its means

    The demise of Illinois’ 2013 pension reform plan seemed like a foregone conclusion, and we’re not exactly mourning its demise.
    May 12, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Our View: Don't allow repeat of NIU hazing death

    It was a senseless way for a young man to die. David Bogenberger was a 19-year-old just a couple of ...
    May 11, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Thanking mom for start of our journey

    Long before Anna Jarvis campaigned in the early 20th century to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday, many individuals were familiar with these word ...
    May 9, 2015 - 12:09 am
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