Editorial

Jim Davis

Deputy Managing Editor
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DuPage Editor and Manager Jim Davis joined the Daily Herald in 1978. He worked as a reporter, assistant city editor and city editor before he was named DuPage editor in 1990.

In that role, he oversees operation of the DuPage County staff from the newspaper's office in Lisle. He directly supervises the metro staff, which includes reporters covering courts/legal affairs and county government. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Jim began his journalism career as the DuPage County reporter for the now-shuttered Daily Journal in Wheaton.

His reporting duties for the Daily Herald included coverage of Wheeling, Des Plaines and a stint as general assignment reporter. As an assistant city editor, he was in charge of the Daily Herald's initial foray into DuPage County, which started in 1985 with coverage of Bloomingdale, Medinah and Roselle. Jim also oversaw the growth of the newspaper into numerous other DuPage communities.

His lone personal journalism award is for spot news coverage during a his reporting tenure, but he is happy to bask in the reflected glow of his talented staff, which has won many awards. Jim began writing a weekly column in 2003 -- a behind-the-scenes look at the issues facing the newspaper, the stories it covers and the details about the newsgathering process. It appears on Fridays in the DuPage editions.

A graduate of Naperville Central High School, Jim has lived in DuPage County for more than 40 years, mostly in Naperville. He and his wife now live in Aurora.

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Davis: How story on high-speed car crashes came to be

Oct 14 2017 | 9:01 am - Columnist Jim Davis: So what can you do when you see a horrendously speeding driver? Alas, not much.

Members of courageous group take mission to Las Vegas

Oct 08 2017 | 4:28 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: Families of shooting victims find purpose through the group they never wished to join.

Mom whose son died in Colorado shooting feels Las Vegas victims’ pain

Oct 03 2017 | 7:19 am - Kathleen Larimer of Crystal Lake lost her son in a Colorado theater shooting five years ago. Upon hearing of the Las Vegas killings, “I think of all those families whose lives have been changed forever,” she said.

Bourbon leads the way in the craft spirits boom

Oct 10 2017 | 6:29 am - Just 13 years ago there were no licensed distilleries in Illinois. Today, there are more than 30. And, bourbon — a truly American spirit — leads the way.

Who’s that staring at you? A quiz on the Cubs next opponent.

Sep 29 2017 | 5:49 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: From Max’s eyes to Dusty’s toothpick. Here’s a quiz about the Nationals.

The most important story we’ll ever cover. Until tomorrow.

Sep 22 2017 | 6:12 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: The news in front of your face is always most important.

Davis: Lighted billboards? Smelly plants? Give us a call.

Sep 16 2017 | 9:20 am - Columnist Jim Davis: Two big stories converged on a sewer treatment plant and underscored the value of a phone call to the newspaper.

We knew it! Tollway transponders a ‘talker’

Sep 15 2017 | 11:09 am - Columnist Jim Davis: Our own talking — about tollway transponders — a harbinger of what readers are talking about.

Heroic fundraising efforts just a suburban norm

Sep 02 2017 | 11:52 am - Columnist Jim Davis: A Carol Stream woman climbs a mountain to raise money to fight cancer. But symbolic mountains are scaled every day by people with charitable intentions.

Two decidely different ways of fighting body shaming

Aug 25 2017 | 5:54 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: A Fox TV station and Bartlett High School student fight body shaming two different ways.

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