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  • 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
  • Our View: Increase education spending? We're all ears

    Budget shortfalls are plaguing DeKalb County’s public schools. At Northern Illinois University – the county’s largest employer – enrollment is declini ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Our View: DeKalb, Bemis should make a deal

    The owners of Brian Bemis Toyota are probably used to negotiating – they’re in the auto-dealership business, after all.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Our View: Medical pot will come in time

    It seems a safe bet that eventually, there will be a medical marijuana dispensary in DeKalb County.S ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up: More candidates for local office

    Thumbs-up: To more candidates for local elected offices. Fifteen people filed before Thursday’s deadline to run as write-in candidates in the April el ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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