Our View

  • Our View: Increase education spending? We're all ears

    Budget shortfalls are plaguing DeKalb County’s public schools. At Northern Illinois University – the county’s largest employer – enrollment is declini ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Our View: DeKalb, Bemis should make a deal

    The owners of Brian Bemis Toyota are probably used to negotiating – they’re in the auto-dealership business, after all.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Our View: Medical pot will come in time

    It seems a safe bet that eventually, there will be a medical marijuana dispensary in DeKalb County.S ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up: More candidates for local office

    Thumbs-up: To more candidates for local elected offices. Fifteen people filed before Thursday’s deadline to run as write-in candidates in the April el ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Our View: Do more to foil Internet trolls

    They call them trolls, the anonymous people who use the Internet to anonymously spew anger, racism, misogyny and death threats at those unlucky enough ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Our View: The feds deliver for Dixon

    In the latest news on forfeiture efforts regarding disgraced Dixon ex-Comptroller Rita Crundwell, we see, once again, the handiwork of the federal gov ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Our View: New plan evident in Rauner's speech

    New Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first State of the State address was refreshing, a different take on the real state of things in the Land of Lincoln.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Our View: Groundhogs probably got it right

    After the way the snow came down Sunday, we’d have been downright incredulous if Punxsutawney Phil, Woodstock Willie, or the ear-biting Jimmy the Grou ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:22 pm
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