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Something’s missing from discussions of DeKalb Public Library’s property tax levy

Aurora. Galesburg. O’Fallon. Naperville. Waukegan. What do these Illinois communities have in common? They are all home rule municipalities that have refused to raise --...

City discusses tax increase options with DeKalb Chamber members

The need for increased revenue is real if any of the 129 miles of streets under the taxing jurisdiction of the City of DeKalb...

Budget Trick to End All Budget Tricks?

If you are driving in DeKalb and commit a crime your car will be towed. To get your car back you will pay a...

McHenry County Home Rule?

McHenry County voters approved a binding referendum that allows them beginning in 2016 to elect their County Board Chairman rather than the 24 board...

A Comping Case for Transparency

The dictionary defines comp time as time off that is granted to a worker as compensation for working overtime. Whereas DeKalb is a Home...

It’s Not Pension Reform

Illinois Senate and House lawmakers will meet Tuesday Dec. 3 in Springfield for a one-day session to see if they can reach agreement on...