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  • DuPage County’s target in consolidation battle: mosquitoes Jun 23, 2013 4:04 PM
    Now that DuPage County has become first in Illinois with the power to reduce the number of local governments, it has its sights on a potentially elusive target: Mosquitoes. The county board chairman hopes to winnow the number of agencies involved in the process from 45 to nine, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Scrambling to find a ‘victim’ for our weekly radio spot Jun 9, 2013 5:00 AM
    Jim Davis, DuPage and Fox Valley news director, details his first appearance on the weekly interview of Daily Herald staff on WBBM radio. It was a can't-miss topic: the 131 high school students the newspaper honored for their academic prowess.

  • Always happy to run your letters: For free!!! May 26, 2013 5:00 AM
    Not only was it a nice letter to the editor, its authors were offering to pay for its publication. That inspired DuPage/Fox news director Jim Davis to create a favorite letters file for publication later in the year.

  • Carol Stream T-shirt guy’s work underscores our Business mission May 19, 2013 5:00 AM
    Have you heard the one about the Carol Stream guy who invented the combo Bulls-Blackhawks playoffs T-shirt? You will soon, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Newspapering hardly deserves its ‘worst’ label Apr 28, 2013 5:00 AM
    Columnist Jim Davis: Sure we're busy, understaffed and stressed out, but at the end of the day there's often a strong sense of accomplishment that comes with what a survey calls the worst job in the nation.

  • In a DuPage courtroom: murder trial coverage — with many restrictions Apr 14, 2013 5:00 AM
    The first gavel-to-gavel trial coverage with still and video cameras occurs this week in a suburban courtroom. But the landmark experiment doesn't come without a host of rules and restrictions, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Local primaries make case for less democracy Mar 31, 2013 5:00 AM
    About that February primary. The weather was lousy, the turnout awful, the expense excessive. And many people didn't have anything to vote on. Why continue with such a system? wonders Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Scary new world: Have mug shot removed for a fee Mar 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Websites that post police mug shots, then offer to take them down for a fee, are causing consternation among law officials and defense lawyers. But efforts to curb the practice underscores the modern-day challenges of basic crime reporting, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • 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.

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