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  • Our View: State's top court lets electoral system remain rigged

    Every 10 years after the U.S. census, an elite few in Illinois decide which congressional and legislative districts each voter is in.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Our View: To another year of Friday night lights

    People across Illinois will flock to high school football games tonight for the first contests of the new school year.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Our view: Change payout formula for video gambling revenue

    Here’s a way to cut down on the number of video gambling parlors operating in Illinois: change the revenue split prescribed by state law.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Our view: DeKalb D-428 should have dumped pension-boosting raises

    We’re pleased that teachers in DeKalb School District 428 will not be going on strike after reaching a deal on a new three-year contract with the scho ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Our view: Allow cameras in all Illinois courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Our View: Decisions are wins for open government

    Public records are public, even if they are stored in private locations such as a home email server or personal smartphone.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Our view: Careful on the road as school starts

    If you can believe it, summer break is over and DeKalb County school children have begun heading back to school.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Planting seeds as a new school year starts

    The last half of the calendar year is not typically a time one thinks about starting anew – that mentality is usually associated with the spring and t ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To Americans dominating at the Olympics in Rio. This week, Michael Phelps added to his record medal total, seemingly untouchable in every s ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Our View: As governor, Blago gave leniency the cold shoulder

    News coverage of Tuesday’s resentencing hearing of Rod Blagojevich certainly tugged at the emotions of those who both support and oppose leniency for ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Our View: Better incentives for new development

    Developers have gone from overbuilding bogeymen to would-be charity cases.Where once city officials ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Our View: All Illinoisans should have same chance to vote

    Should voters in Iroquois County have the same voting opportunity as those in Cook County or DeKalb County?
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Our View: Good news on employment

    Thumbs-up: To good news on the employment front. The U.S. Department of Labor reported this week that employers added 255,000 jobs in July, with the u ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Olympic spirit better than Olympic model

    Beginning today and for the days to come, the eyes of the world will focus on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, site of the Summer Olympics.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Our View: Recognizing realities in D-428

    These are hard times for property taxpayers in DeKalb School District 428, a reality that must be acknowledged by everyone.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Animal control officials say they are seeing more raccoons with distemper recently. Have you noticed any raccoons behaving strangely in the area lately?