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  • Olson: Work not just about money

    Labor Day is a great holiday. There’s no societal pressure to be solemn and reflective, no one scolding us that commercialism is overtaking its “true ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up for Corn Fest

    Thumbs-up: To student-athletes on the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op girls swim team, who despite unsettling news this week that their coach had been arrested ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Our View: Find ways to reduce local waste

    Although the county landfill may have opened to expanded trash dumping this month, at least two of DeKalb County’s largest local governments are talki ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Our view: High hopes for football season

    DeKalb County football fans have been a bit spoiled by success in recent years, not that we’re complaining.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Our view: Renters have a right to suitable housing

    It was a resident who alerted DeKalb city officials to the conditions at the Edgebrook Manor Apartments last week.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Our view: State should sell bonds, update computers

    Illinois state government is in trouble again.This time, the inspector general for the U.S. Departme ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to support for woman fighting cancer

    Thumbs-up: To community support. Jan Wahlgren’s Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis in May was a “slap in the face to someone who never smoked.” But Wahlgre ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Our View: Let voters decide term limits question

    Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and supporters of term limits for Illinois lawmakers have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Our View: An end to ticket quotas

    We generally support a new law that makes it illegal for Illinois police departments to maintain ticket quotas, although few departments admit they ex ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Leadership team coming together at DeKalb Park District

    It appears that some needed stability is finally coming to the leadership at the DeKalb Park District. Next up will be for those leaders to plot the c ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Our View: Keep airport management with city

    We appreciate the contributions that DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport makes to the community. We’d just rather it not contribute another layer of gover ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up for blood donors

    Thumbs-down: To suspect uses for state funds. State Sen. Tim Bivins, a Dixon Republican whose district includes part of DeKalb County, called this wee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Our View: Words can't describe Sheley sentencing

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Our View: Traffic safety key as school resumes

    A crash involving a Sycamore boy and a passing pickup truck last week was a scary story that could have had a worse ending.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Inspections needed to prevent tragedy

    Buildings in the city of DeKalb have been falling apart, and it is a public safety hazard.City offic ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:39 pm
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