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  • Candy, movies in school: What’s district’s view? Apr 14, 2014 1:37 PM
    An overreactive parent who needs to get a life? A concerned mom making a good point about nutrition? A nonstory? Irresponsible, one-sided journalism? All of these views were expressed about our story on the West Dundee mother objecting to teachers passing out candy and showing "Toy Story" during recess, reports Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

     
  • Photo shoot turns into something special Mar 23, 2014 6:27 AM
    A half-hour Daily Herald photo shoot led to some bonding and some likely additional good needs from 10 high school students we already were honoring for their good deeds, says Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

     
  • Stuff you might not know about the Daily Herald Mar 16, 2014 2:18 PM
    Did you know: The Daily Herald has run almost as many reader-oriented events this year as it did in all of 2012? That the newspaper prints more than 189 million copies a year, including those for Shaw Media? That we produce chamber of commerce guides in Chicago, the North Shore, Milwaukee and even California? If not, DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis is thrilled to tell you all about it.

     
  • Daily Miracle: Outlet malls and aging theaters Mar 9, 2014 8:32 AM
    Outlet mall status reports from Aurora, Gurnee and Huntley; DuPage courthouse ministries, perils of lead paint in Aurora and Elgin; saving downtown theaters in Wheaton and elsewhere -- all of these are stellar examples of how our beat reporters contribute to the daily quest for a Page 1 "centerpiece," says Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

     
  • From hoarding to government overload Feb 24, 2014 12:09 PM
    Sunday Soapbox. DuPage/Fox news director Jim Davis waxes profound on animal hoarding, Illinois' bounty of government (and what the Better Government Association is doing about it) and a Kane County official's high-profile health screen.

     
  • Should Chicago Symphony play in a preserve? Feb 9, 2014 5:00 AM
    Who could possibly argue against the Chicago Symphony Orchestra setting up shop in a DuPage Couny forest preserve? For one thing, it's illegal. For another, it would set a precedent of building on land supposed to be preserved as open space. But will the lure of a cultural treasure like the CSO be impossible to resist? asks Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

     
  • Now online: Bare knuckles political brawl! Feb 2, 2014 5:00 AM
    Did one candidate call his rival "stupid"? A contentious session between challengers for a seat in the state legislature underscores the value of a new Daily Herald feature: unedited audio recordings of our candidate endorsement sessions. Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director explains.

     
  • Suburban weather drama: Fear of floods follows record cold Jan 12, 2014 5:00 AM
    A genius idea to poll people on their worst winter weather experience during the recent cold snap falls a little short of the mark, reports Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director. Ah, what's the difference; by the time you read this, we're more likely to be worrying about floods.

     
  • From Antioch to South Elgin, we pick our favorite letters of 2013 Dec 30, 2013 9:53 AM
    From a Palatine man's poignant essay on quality of life as he faced death to a South Elgin couple's thank you to their good Samaritans, three Daily Herald opinion page editors pick their favorite letters of 2013.

     
  • How we captured Elburn million-light holiday display Dec 15, 2013 5:00 AM
    Yeah, it's a big deal to string a million lights from your house in Elburn. But it's no walk in the park for the reporter and photographer who chronicled it all on the coldest week of the year, says Jim Davis, DuPage and Fox Valley news director.

     
  • Our political editorís firsthand brush with Washington (Ill.) disaster Nov 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    Jim Davis' Sunday Soapbox: Washington tornado hits close to home; did we save lives of two sick dogs in Wood Dale?; Carpentersville texting tiff.

     
  • When it comes to sports coverage, you just can’t win Nov 18, 2013 11:31 AM
    We try really, really hard not to show bias when it comes to our sports teams. But that's a tall order when you're dealing with so many fanatics, says Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

     
  • Stunningly, you canít have fun with every story Nov 10, 2013 5:00 AM
    A request to the editorial department for "fun" stories drew an underwhelming response. DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis says that's because much of our work is pretty serious. That doesn't mean there isn't room for fun.

     
  • No one gets ‘Chopped’ in our cooking contest Oct 6, 2013 5:00 AM
    Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Valley editions, has a crucial duty for the Daily Herald: Get sardines, chick peas, Twizzlers and almond butter to contestants in our Cook of the Week Challenge so they can make a gourmet meal out of 'em.

     
  • Soapboxing on radical-turned-speaker Bill Ayers Sep 29, 2013 5:00 AM
    Another take or two or more on the decision by Elgin Community College decision to invite former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers as a guest speaker. Jim Davis, DuPage and Fox Falley news director weighs in, Soapbox style.

     
  • Naperville case raises question: How far to go to protect your child? Sep 15, 2013 5:00 AM
    The case of a dad who tried to take the rap for his son accused of drunkenly driving 124 mph sparks the question: How far should a parent go to protect a child? Jim Davis, DuPage and Fox Valley news director weighs in.

     
  • How our reporter got rocker to change his tune on Beatles story Aug 25, 2013 8:27 AM
    Jim Davis tells the story behind the story of an Elmhurst musician's big fib about his connection to the Beatles.

     
  • Napervilleís duck tickets and other shameless news Aug 18, 2013 5:00 AM
    In a shameless ripoff of the Saturday Soapbox, DuPage/Fox Valley news director Jim Davis presents Sunday Soapbox, his longer-winded views on the news of the day. Topics range from feeding the ducks in Naperville (bad) to hometown guys from Lombard and St. Charles doing heroic things (good).

     
  • St. Charles runner, Lombard walker should inspire us all Aug 4, 2013 5:00 AM
    A St. Charles man running across the country; a Lombard man walking to Atlanta; people using their cellphones on a carousel in North Barrington. All embody the same thing: Doing good for humanity, writes Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

     
  • Editor Gruff, pipelines and our Fox River series Jul 21, 2013 5:00 AM
    As recently as three decades ago, many people held a dim view of the Fox River. That's changed so dramatically it prompted a summer-long series of stories on the river's transformation, reports Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

     
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