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To my fellow citizens of Illinois 16th congressional district: We have a choice to make in the March primary. We can vote for the same person who is in there now or we can vote for a change.  I'm voting for a change.  Adam Kinzinger is not representing conservatives.  We...
After some long and confusing discussion and negotiating at its February 9th the City Council approved the hiring of a web developer to redesign the city’s website at a cost of $50,000. Originally the motion resulted in a failed vote of 4-3 or a 4-4, since the mayor votes...
James Mason responding to Irene Rubin: *As received on DeKalb County Online Facebook @Messager. Irene Rubin wrote on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Eliminating Students Who Don’t Live Here Will Cost District. Irene, we aren’t talking so much about out of district students as much as we are about students that are here...
When DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith took office in May, he said repeatedly that “It’s a new day in DeKalb.” Well it appears that that new day has turned into miserable night. The honeymoon is now over for the citizens of DeKalb. You may recall the Mayor repeatedly said he would...
What has the DeKalb County Health Department done for you lately, citizens of the County? In 2016, Health Department staff conducted 1,200 restaurant health inspections, 850 infectious disease investigations, on-site vision and hearing screenings for 7,000 pre-school and school age children and 450 school programs to promote health. These...
I was asked to write about the recent appointment of Bob Pritchard to the NIU Board of Trustees. After some reflection, I have decided that what is needed is to put his appointment in perspective. Bob is at heart an amicable person and has spent a boatload of years...
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Candy Smith for Mayor of Sycamore. Candy is not only my hilarious and wonderful aunt; she is also a lifelong Sycamore resident who has served the city over the past 18 years in a variety of roles ranging from Alderman...

Fix The Clerk

To the Editor: On Monday, the DeKalb city council will decide on compensation for officers elected in April. Council is leaning toward keeping the clerk part-time with compensation at $8,000. How about what people want? Residents met with the current city clerk on October 1 to discuss her role. The talk...
Letter to the Editor I recently saw a news story (I don't remember the source) that I also saw related by Gracie Mott on your site, about IDOT changing their roadside mowing habits. The change was heralded as helping to protect Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators. Beware the helping hand of...
5-2- 2016 On Friday, April 22, 2016, a bill was passed in Springfield to fund higher education in Illinois. Kishwaukee College will receive approximately $1.1 million, which is about 21% of the $5 million of state aid the College anticipated receiving for the 2015-2016 school year.  It is expected this money will be received by...
Wikileaks, the website that anonymously publishes leaked information, recently released a number of documents alleging widespread surveillance by the US government. The released documents claim that the vast majority of these efforts took place via smartphones, messaging apps and...TVs? Let’s see just how worrisome they really are. What devices and...
I began my tenure here at Village of Kirkland in November of 2006 when I was appointed the deputy clerk in order to fulfill the remaining term of the then elected clerk, Kay McNeal. After working with Village President Mike Becker, he realized and appreciated the work and dedication...