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  • Our View: Let voters decide term limits question

    Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and supporters of term limits for Illinois lawmakers have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Our View: An end to ticket quotas

    We generally support a new law that makes it illegal for Illinois police departments to maintain ticket quotas, although few departments admit they ex ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Leadership team coming together at DeKalb Park District

    It appears that some needed stability is finally coming to the leadership at the DeKalb Park District. Next up will be for those leaders to plot the c ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Our View: Keep airport management with city

    We appreciate the contributions that DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport makes to the community. We’d just rather it not contribute another layer of gover ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up for blood donors

    Thumbs-down: To suspect uses for state funds. State Sen. Tim Bivins, a Dixon Republican whose district includes part of DeKalb County, called this wee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Our View: Words can't describe Sheley sentencing

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Our View: Traffic safety key as school resumes

    A crash involving a Sycamore boy and a passing pickup truck last week was a scary story that could have had a worse ending.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Inspections needed to prevent tragedy

    Buildings in the city of DeKalb have been falling apart, and it is a public safety hazard.City offic ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Our View: Authors’ ideas could help RTA

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Republican from Hinsdale, stepped down from the Senate the other day. We ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb County 4-H Fair and Illinois State Fair participants

    Thumbs-up: To local DeKalb County 4-H Fair and Illinois State Fair participants. Youth who raised animals over the past year displayed the culmination ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Our View: Check out a farmers market

    This week is National Farmers Market Week, as proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:54 am
  • Our View: Don't give up on consolidation plan

    Let’s hope that this year is the last one in which Illinois voters will elect both a comptroller and treasurer to statewide office.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Our View: Time to tackle D-428 tax problem is now

    If there’s an upside to the story about District 428 taxpayers potentially facing expensive increases in their property tax bills, it’s that school bo ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Our view: ‘Rita’s law’ could curb corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is near the top of the list.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to 'good apples'

    Thumbs-up: To the good apples at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sycamore. Members there have been helping children served by Safe Passage, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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