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  • Our View: Community Gardens, family plant seeds of hope

    Thumbs-up: To a plan to turn a DeKalb County Community Gardens site into a working farm that provides employment to people with intellectual disabilit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Our View: Happy days at the gas pump

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather. Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Our View: As assessments fall, tax rates rise

    If you own a home in the city of DeKalb, odds are your property taxes have increased even as your home’s assessed value has declined.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Our View: Watch for deer crossing local roads

    Deer breeding season is upon us, Illinois’ first firearm deer hunting season begins Friday, and area cornfields have been largely harvested, which mea ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Goodfellows and good deeds

    Thumbs-up: To more Goodfellows. The Goodfellows of Sycamore-DeKalb has been operating for decades, providing more than 900 children with new winter cl ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Our View: Cast your ballot, make a difference

    Illinois has seen its share of tight elections in recent years.And in such elections, votes become e ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to lucrative fundraising partnership

    Thumbs-up: To pooling fundraising efforts. For the fourth year, Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore and the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Cent ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 1:09 am
  • Our View: Illinois needs more GOP moderates

    One-party rule has not been good for Illinois. Since 2003, Democrats have controlled both chambers of the General Assembly and the governor’s office. ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 1:12 am
  • Our View: Turnout still a matter of engagement

    Eligible voters aren’t sitting out elections for lack of access. It’s a lack of engagement that’s at issue.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: Rauner must prove he can govern

    Illinois voters have spoken, and they have elected a new governor in Illinois.Bruce Rauner defeated ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to exchange of musical culture

    Thumbs-up: To cultural exchange. Shanren, a Chinese band that blends traditional Chinese folk music with a modern rock aesthetic, spent the week in De ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • Our View: DeKalb needs consensus for progress

    Leaders in the city of DeKalb are struggling to get buy-in from the community on two important initiatives, and we wonder if part of the problem isn’t ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Our view: School funding plan means crippling cuts

    An Illinois Senate bill that has made its way to the House could have a dramatic effect on school funding at the local level.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Our View: Ogle tow fund a self-made disaster

    When Ogle County Board members voted in 2011 to establish an administrative tow fee, they probably thought they had helped first-year Sheriff Michael ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to cancer survivors encouraging others

    Thumbs-up: To survivors who encourage others. Breast cancer survivor Cheryl Chilson distributes care packages to DeKalb County breast cancer patients ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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