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  • Our View: Raptor System protecting our schools

    Thumbs-up: To technology that makes us safer. DeKalb School District 428 installed a Raptor System that completes background checks on visitors within ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Our View: Include public in contract negotiations

    If Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators want to do something to address the public anger over how community colleges are spending money, they shoul ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Our View: News literacy remains key skill

    In 1938, Orson Welles staged a radio re-enactment of author H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” and it caused a nationwide panic. The show was scripted t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Our View: Buying Protano property a good step

    The polluted, abandoned junkyard formerly known as Protano’s Auto Parts at 1151 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb is a great example of a situation where govern ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Our view: No respect? Eliminate the office

    If comedian Rodney Dangerfield were still alive, he would sympathize with the office of Illinois lieutenant governor.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to more spending money

    Thumbs-up: To more spending money. Some consumers and business owners alike say they’re seeing a difference this month in spending patterns because of ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Our View: Internet incentives as stores close doors

    We are getting a first-hand look at the realities of how Internet retailing has changed the landscape in DeKalb. Some people are fretting over the los ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Michael Madigan big part of the problem

    The Illinois House chose its leader for 2015-17 last week. As it has done for all but two years since 1983, the membership, dominated by Democrats, el ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Our View: Tuition hikes can't continue forever

    Economics might finally be catching up with colleges in Illinois and across the country, as administrators face the reality that student tuition canno ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Our View: Plan B for pension reform

    The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in March on the constitutionality of 2013 pension reform legislation approved by state lawma ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to teachers strike plans

    Thumbs-down: To teachers strike plans. It makes sense that the 81 full-time faculty at Kishwaukee College are frustrated to still be working without a ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Our View: Rauner works to rebuild trust

    While he was busy sorting out the executive orders his predecessor left behind, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the time to sign an executive order of his own.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Our View: DeKalb bar-entry age won't change

    We encourage Northern Illinois University students while they are here to explore ways to work within the system to make DeKalb a better, more student ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Our View: Quinn's actions upon exiting not a surprise

    We used this space last week to describe Pat Quinn’s disappointing tenure as Illinois governor.We po ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Our View: Financial fix could start with auto fees

    Many Illinoisans hope the incoming Rauner administration will quickly tackle debt-plagued Illinois’ financial problems.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:18 pm
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