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  • Is flare of anger enough to lose an endorsement? Mar 10, 2013 4:00 AM
    The face-to-face interviews we hold with candidates for local office shed a fair amount of insight on them -- and also make for some tough calls on whom to endorse, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • ‘Undedication’ of ex-Carol Stream mayor sign prompts blame game Feb 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    A story on whether to remove the name of former longtime Carol Stream Mayor Ross Ferraro from the Town Center sign prompts a backlash that leads to a round of blame the messenger, opines Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editons.

  • Why all the violins? Elgin Symphony replies. Feb 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    After his first trip to see the symphony in, oh, about 50 years, DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis discovers he has a bunch of lame questions. The Elgin Symphony Orchestra answers them.

  • No. 1 key issue: ‘To get elected’(and other pearls) Feb 10, 2013 5:00 AM
    While plowing through local candidates' responses to Daily Herald questionnaires, DuPage/Fox Valey News Director Jim Davis found mostly serious, issue-oriented answers -- and a few quirky nuggets.

  • Brave new world of text messaging, courtroom cameras Feb 3, 2013 5:00 AM
    Providing quick updates, courthouse photos and videos are becoming routine in this digital age, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Local elections teem with ballot challenges Jan 28, 2013 11:44 AM
    It's a common occurrence during the local election season: Trying to knock candidates off the ballot. Whether it's nitpicking or holding potential office holders to exacting standards is a matter of debate, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Lawmakers, here’s a bill you really could get behind Jan 6, 2013 7:24 AM
    Yes, there are more pressing issues in Springfield, but would it be asking too much for a law requiring candidates for public office to list their email addresses on their nominating petitions, asks DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis.

  • Leadership Team, people behind it, simply inspiring Dec 23, 2012 5:00 AM
    The maturity, perspective and selflessness of the high schoolers comprising the Daily Herald's annual Leadership Team never fails to inspire, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • So many offices, candidates, so little time Dec 9, 2012 5:02 PM
    Illinois leads the nation in the number of units of government. That leads to an abundance of candidates and some unique challenges to the Daily Herald as the buildup to local elections in April gets underway, DuPage Editor Jim Davis says.

  • Cameras in the courtroom: It’s ‘not entertainment’ Dec 2, 2012 5:00 AM
    Decades after they're been allowed elsewhere, cameras finally made their way to a suburban courtroom two weeks ago. But how prevalent such coverage will become might be stunted by an indifferent public and cautious judges, DuPage Editor Jim Davis observes.

  • Absent-minded editor glad staff has his back Nov 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    When news of a local lottery winner came into the newsroom, DuPage Editor Jim Davis was a flurry of activity. But he needed a little help from his friends to get the full story in the paper.

  • ‘Nicest letter’ a welcome break from the vitriol Nov 4, 2012 11:06 AM
    A thoughful, polite letter from a Naperville couple respectfully disagreeing with our editorial endorsement for president provided a welcome break from all the vitriol in national and local campaigns, DuPage Editor Jim Davis says.

  • Joining a half billion people for Ryder Cup ride Sep 30, 2012 11:28 AM
    Perhaps not everyone gets all the hoopla over the Ryder Cup. But DuPage Editor Jim Davis and others note the suburbs are front and center in what is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many.

  • Lombard at loggerheads on landing a leader Sep 17, 2012 8:34 AM
    "Be professional," a Lombard trustee urged fellow village board members trying to name a temporary successor to the late Village President William Mueller. But their behavior of late has been kind of self-serving, DuPage Editor Jim Davis suggests.

  • Farewell to the man who gave great advice Sep 9, 2012 5:00 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis reflects on the passing of the man who gave him great advice in journalism and in life: his father.

  • Court cameras: Crucial but underwhelming? Sep 2, 2012 5:00 AM
    Use of still and moving cameras in the courtroom soon will be coming to the suburbs. DuPage County Editor Jim Davis notes there's some potential for new drama, but the cameras more likely will expose how routine and procedural court matters can be.

  • Thin line between news gathering and insensitivity Aug 26, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist Jim Davis: When the quest for news collides with a grieving family's request for privacy, sometimes it's best to back off -- or find another solution.

  • The biggest of many big deals comes to Medinah Aug 20, 2012 10:49 AM
    One of the biggest sporting events in the world comes to the suburbs next month. DuPage Editor Jim Davis details why the Ryder Cup is a huge deal to the news department as well as sports.

  • Chick-fil-A debate shows it’s more than getting quotes right Aug 5, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist Jim Davis: In something as emotionally charged and divisive as gay marriage and the Chick-fil-A protests, we have an obligation to do more than parrot back what everyone has to say.

  • DuPage hit hard two weeks ago, but pales compared to '96 Jul 15, 2012 5:00 AM
    We're still cleaning up from the nasty storm of two weeks ago, which prompted DuPage Editor Jim Davis to recall the deluge of 1996 that dumped up to 17 inches of rain on some parts of the county in a 24-hour span.

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