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  • Our View: Straighten Plank Road, save lives

    Seemingly every time someone dies in a traffic crash around the intersection of Plank Road and Moose Ridge Road, there’s talk about straightening the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Renovate or remove Otto’s building

    The deteriorating condition of the building that once housed Otto’s and Ducky’s Formal Wear in downtown DeKalb was ignored for years.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Tree treatments a long-term cost

    It does not appear as though the emerald ash borer infestation will go away any time soon.The questi ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Our View: Cooperation needed on shared problems

    The spirit of cooperation between the top officials at Northern Illinois University and the city of DeKalb was evident at Tuesday’s State of the city ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Our View: 900 funds? State should consolidate

    Fans of wildlife conservation likely were pleased to learn last year about the establishment the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County ...
    July 22, 2014 - 7:01 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To the effort to restore a prominent local monument. Members of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War are hoping to raise $10,000 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • AKST: Assessing virtual vulnerability

    NAPERVILLE – I’m at Barnes & Noble, using free Wi-Fi to get online. I’m “unsecured,” and others can potentially see and capture my online activity.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Our view: Public benefits when candidates visit

    Illinois’ gubernatorial election will be an expensive, hard-fought campaign between a vulnerable incumbent and a newcomer challenger.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Our View: Legislation, common sense enhance boating safety

    July 28, 2012, is a date that is burned into state Sen. Julie Morrison’s memory.On that day, her 10- ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Our View: Don't hinder feds' Quinn investigation

    If the state’s Legislative Audit Commission convenes Wednesday and continues to move forward in its investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Rec ...
    July 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • OUR VIEW: Will you stay or will you quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up to Egyptian Theatre donor

    Thumbs up: To an anonymous local donor who has pledged to match donations the Egyptian Theatre can raise by Aug. 15, up to $25,000. Besides the genero ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Our View: DeKalb development no easy task

    We’re on board with the DeKalb City Council’s decision to hire a full-time staffer to specialize in economic development – provided it produces tangib ...
    July 11, 2014 - 6:17 am
  • Our View: Rules apply to online expression

    We often lament the lack of civility in today’s virtual society, but it bears noting that those who make critical comments online are not immune from ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Our View: ‘Al the Pal’ will be missed

    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
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