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  • Our View: A time-honored learning tradition

    Not too many traditions of early 1900s country schoolhouses remain in the 21st century.Students in a ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Our View: Sober house not welcome in Sycamore

    It should be clear that the city of Sycamore has no intention of allowing DeKalb County to operate a sober living facility on any property the county ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:37 am
  • Our View: Springfield renews assault on transparency

    Here we go again.Some lawmakers in Springfield again are taking aim at making government less transp ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to FCC for ensuring net neutrality

    Thumbs-up: To “net neutrality,” the idea that Internet service providers shouldn’t intentionally block or slow web traffic in order to create “fast la ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Our View: Police write tickets to drive-by gabbers

    In the moment, it seems urgent when the phone in your pocket rings, vibrates, or makes some other cutesy alert.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Our View: Enforce, tighten vaccination rules

    It’s sad that diseases such as measles and whooping cough have emerged again as public health concerns.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Our View: Sugar-drink tax remains a mistake

    Taxing sugary drinks in Illinois was a bad idea last year, and it remains a bad idea this year.The H ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Our View: Teens' mental health a key concern

    A chilling story surfaced this month when Geneva resident Lindsay K. Souvannarath, 23, was charged in Canada with – among other acts – conspiracy to c ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Our View: Don’t leave map drawing to those who will benefit

    The turmoil has partially subsided over a Chicago Little League team whose national title was taken away by Little League International.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Our View: Rauner's budget means leaders need to find new ways to reach goals

    The budget proposal submitted this week by new Gov. Bruce Rauner includes plans for steep cuts in funding for higher education, Medicaid spending, loc ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs up: To Genoa-Kingston’s spirited cheerleader. Sixty years after she graduated from G-K High School, Patricia Leffelman, 77, was voted runner-up ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Our View: Council needs to hold themselves to higher standard

    The city of DeKalb should have sought a better deal with the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreeme ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Our View: Lead like Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, didn't just snap his fingers to preserve the Union and free the slaves.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to action in Sycamore Park District

    Thumbs-up: To moving from “vision” to “action.” After voters in the Sycamore Park District gave the thumbs-up to a plan for multiple improvements incl ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Our View: Time to cancel medical drama

    Illinois has a new spinoff from the hit TV series “The Walking Dead.”No, it’s not the “Driving Dead” ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:08 pm
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