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  • Our view: Appointed or elected, clerk needs role

    DeKalb’s voters say they want to elect their city clerk. The DeKalb City Council wants that person to be a figurehead, with real control of the clerk’ ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to communiversiy

    Thumbs-up: To true “communiversity” at the NIU Anthropology Museum. When the museum was developing an exhibit to celebrate its 50th anniversary, it as ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Our View: Key rule – always expect a train

    During the past four decades, public awareness efforts in Illinois have helped to reduce highway-rail crossing deaths significantly. 
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • Our View: Numbers behind enrollment decline

    With the way costs for students are increasing each year, we shouldn’t be surprised that enrollment at Northern Illinois University is hitting histori ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Our View: Don’t abandon inspection plan

    The DeKalb City Council is holding up plans for regular inspections of commercial and industrial buildings in town after property owners complained la ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Schrader: Remembering Barcus and his ‘Carcuss’

    David Johnson may be an octogenarian, but he has a great memory when it comes to the Korean War era and even before that.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Olson: When does a professor cross the line?

    A university should include faculty with a wide range of views, even controversial ones, and they shouldn’t be penalized for expressing them.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Camp Power a positive force

    Thumbs-up: To a drop in crime. From mid-June to mid-August, “part 2” crimes – including battery, criminal damage, trespassing, weapons, sex crimes and ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Our View: Missed chance at football rivalry

    There’s been a lot of fanfare regarding the non conference opponents that Northern Illinois’ football team will be facing in the years to come.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Our View: Remembering 9/11, 13 years later

    Today is the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.It’s bee ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Our View: ‘Tis the season for political attacks

    If you were in a college-level entrepreneurship class with an interest in starting your own business one day, would you want access to someone who had ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Our View: Ensure power for state prisons

    Power outages run the gamut from inconvenient to life-threatening.Somewhere on the higher end of tha ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Olson: Some advice: Don't take nude photos

    We ran a story in last week’s Lifestyle section about having “The Talk” with children, and it occurred to me how things have changed even as they’ve s ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, Thumbs-down: Community a priority as Moxie’s closes

    Thumbs-up: To thoughtful retirement plans. Megan Morrison announced this week that she plans to close Moxie, a popular downtown DeKalb destination at ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:41 am
  • Our View: Can housing bureau reduce noise problems?

    It will be interesting to see how the city of DeKalb’s Crime-Free Housing Program might affect the number of calls police receive about loud parties a ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:09 pm
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