Our View

  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To plans to replace the Keslinger Road bridge moving forward. County officials said this week that construction on a new bridge should begi ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Our View: Separation agreements should be public

    When it comes to public money, nothing should be kept a secret.That’s not always the case, obviously ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Our View: Deadly weekend of drunken driving

    It was a deadly weekend on DeKalb County roadways, and the wreckage left behind will remain long after the vehicles have been towed away.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Our View: Report suggests reasonable approach

    Illinois has long had the most units of government in the nation – 6,963 at last count.Do we need so ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down: Top-notch NIU jazz director will be missed

    Thumbs up: To Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble Director Ron Carter, who conducted his last concert at NIU on Thursday. Carter is retiring th ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Our View: Tracking tow fees will prevent problems

    Giving government hundreds of thousands in unbudgeted, discretionary use funds is an invitation for trouble.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Our View: Land purchase a good first step for park district

    Sycamore Park District officials have taken another step toward executing plans to expand the recreational opportunities they can offer residents with ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Our View: To help or not to help on Interstate?

    The circumstances that surround the November death of a motorist on Interstate 88 in western Illinois are perplexing.
    April 8, 2014 - 7:03 am
  • Our View: Make litter disappear

    On the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s website, visitors will find a cute children’s game called “Litter Hunt.”
    April 7, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Our View: Tax idea another job-killer

    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” proposal passed out of the House Revenue Committee on Thursday, in a 6-4, party-line vote ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Our View: Support new way to draw districts

    A little more than a month remains to collect enough signatures to amend the state constitution and make democracy fair in Illinois.
    April 7, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Thumbs up: To providing motivation. For the second year in a row, members of Sycamore’s Zakk Attakk hope to be the top fundraisers for the ninth annua ...
    April 7, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Our View: Support of tax hike likely to haunt governor

    There were some glaring contradictions in Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech in Springfield on Wednesday.
    April 7, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs up for Malta graduate being an inspiration

    Thumbs up: Malta High School graduate Justin Allen for sharing his inspirational story with the students at Shabbona Elementary School on Thursday. Al ...
    April 7, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Fight for public access goes on

    Illinois’ journey toward greater transparency and openness in government made progress last year.Tha ...
    March 22, 2014 - 12:03 am
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