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  • Our View: Athletes' safety is top priority

    Head injuries in football and all sports are serious business.Although progress has been made in the ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to tornado recovery efforts

    Thumbs-up: To all of the people who have helped with rescue and recovery efforts in Fairdale and other areas affected by the April 9 tornado. So many ...
    April 18, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Our View: Pay changes will improve transparency

    The changes approved Monday by the City Council as the clock neared midnight seem to be prudent ones that will save taxpayers money.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Lincoln still revered, 150 years later

    Americans love to root for underdogs.When underdogs prevail, their accomplishments are greatly celeb ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Couch potatoes avoid exercising – their rights

    Fitness experts point to the sedentary lifestyle as a chief culprit in the obesity epidemic that plagues many Americans.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Our View: Raise hurdles for repeat DUI offenders

    James Stitt unwittingly has become the poster child for stricter laws to prevent repeat drunken drivers from putting more lives in jeopardy.
    April 13, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Our View: Pulling together in tragedy's aftermath

    Our hearts go out to those who lost their property or worse, their loved ones, as a result of Thursday’s tornadoes.
    April 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Our View: Table talk of privatizing universities

    State Sen. Bill Brady, the Bloomington Republican who has run for governor three times, wants to privatize Illinois’ public universities.
    April 9, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Our View: Tuesday's votes were heavily weighted

    If you were one of the less than 8 percent of registered voters who went to the polls on Tuesday, your vote counted quite a lot.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Our View: After election, don't forget the public

    To those who came up short in Tuesday’s election, thank you for being willing to serve and putting your name before the voters.
    April 7, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Our View: Vote today and set an example

    Although residents won’t be casting a vote for high-profile offices such as U.S. president or Illinois governor today, there still will be plenty of r ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Our View: Grant brings 3-D printing to Sycamore

    Thumbs up: To putting cutting edge technology in schools. Thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Sycamore Education Foundation, students in Sycamore Middl ...
    April 4, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Our View: Timing of NIU audit is awful, perfect

    It’s not easy to argue against cuts in your budget when an audit finds that you’re not properly managing public money.
    April 2, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Our View: Time to unlock sentencing reform

    We hope some real work that creates actual solutions is the end result of the new Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, which is taske ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • 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 ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:39 pm
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