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  • Our View: Respond to threats without overreacting

    “For those about to die, we salute you.”That phrase, posted anonymously on a social media service kn ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Our View: Students, teachers face off in chess match

    Thumbs-up: To friendly competition. Several teachers and administrators matched wits with members of the newly formed DeKalb High School Chess Club on ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Our View: These races matter more

    If you’re one of those people who gets annoyed every election cycle at the admonitions to go out and vote because you don’t care, you’re never going t ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Our View: Discouraging news on FOIA

    Despite reform efforts and good intentions from some, Illinois residents still are often left in the dark when it comes to records of what’s happening ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Eric Olson: Contested races make elections better

    It’s a good thing for a community to have contested elections.When a candidate has no opponent in an ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Animal Welfare League for pitching pet sanctuary for elderly

    Thumbs-up: To lending a paw to elderly pets. The DeKalb County Animal Welfare League wants to build a sanctuary for older dogs and cats at the DeKalb ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Our View: Warmup reveals winter's trash

    Spring begins this evening at 5 p.m. and – at the risk of jinxing it – the snowdrifts might be gone from DeKalb County for months.
    March 19, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Our View: New life for sober house in Sycamore

    The Sycamore City Council’s decision this week to reconsider DeKalb County’s request to use a house in the city as a sober-living facility for men was ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Our View: How did this happen?

    The allegations against substitute teacher Andrew J. Arison have left many of us wondering how it could have happened.
    March 18, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Our View: Transparency more important than ever

    Transparency in government has always been important.But these days, in Illinois, it’s vital.The sta ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to soldier returning to surprise sisters

    Thumbs-up: To surprise reunions. At Sycamore Middle School on Thursday, Army Spc. Alan Cugler returned from a nine-month deployment in Djibouti and su ...
    March 14, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Our View: 'Deadline' has passed, voting still possible

    The deadline to register to vote Election Day might have passed, but that doesn’t mean quite what it once did.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Our view: Police looking for impaired drivers on St. Pat’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day will fall on Tuesday this year, but many people will find it more convenient to mark the occasion this weekend.
    March 11, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Our View: Illinois' problem is spending, not revenue

    The headline on the Chicago Sun-Times report read: “The $100,000 Club.”It wasn’t a report on inflate ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Our View: Free lunch program needs more oversight

    There is a problem with the school lunch program in the U.S., and it goes beyond the five food groups and basic nutrition, which have been a hot polit ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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