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  • 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 ...
    NEW: Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:16 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
  • Our View: Beware of rabid bats

    Bats are a unique and important part of our ecosystem. They’re prolific eaters of insects; they’re the only mammals that can fly.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Our View: Regular fumigation required for state government

    More than five years ago, when Illinois was embroiled in the Gov. Rod Blagojevich impeachment process, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn boiled his solution to the c ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Our View: Black Hawk statue rescue a step closer

    Momentum is building to begin repair work on the 103-year-old Black Hawk statue near Oregon in western Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: A lighter Labor Day picture

    For the lucky ones, Monday is a day off. Maybe you’ll sleep in, fire up the grill and enjoy summer’s last hurrah.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:38 am
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