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  • Photogs’ faves: From MJ to ?Guatemala Jun 24, 2012 5:00 AM
    Several Daily Herald photographers shared their experiences and expertise at an event for Daily Herald all-access subscribers. DuPage Editor Jim Davis thought it would be interesting to hear their favorite photojournalistic moments.

  • Road rage lesson for the ages: Be like Gandhi Jun 18, 2012 11:06 AM
    Yet another road rage incident ends in the tragic death of a bystander, a Lombard motorcyclist. It should serve as a reminder that we need to "be like Gandhi" when encountering hostile motorists, DuPage Editor Jim Davis says.

  • Good dog! Unfortunately, not ‘amazing’ dog Jun 3, 2012 5:00 AM
    Surely any story about dogs will be a clear-cut winner with readers, DuPage Editor Jim Davis thought. He discovers they do well, but can be trumped by high school students with silly string.

  • Proud Glen Ellyn dad prompts Page 1 coverage May 30, 2012 5:00 AM
    Probably more potential news than ever wends its way into newsrooms. So, it's a matter of picking the right stuff to pursue -- such as the case of a 16-year-old from Glen Ellyn who made Panama's Olympic team, DuPage Editor Jim Davis says.

  • Proud Glen Ellyn dad prompts Page 1 coverage May 29, 2012 1:09 PM
    Probably more potential news than ever wends its way into newsrooms. So, it's a matter of picking the right stuff to pursue -- such as the case of a 16-year-old from Glen Ellyn who made Panama's Olympic team, DuPage Editor Jim Davis says.

  • Winfield’s secret-spilling trustee: Hero or villain? May 20, 2012 5:00 AM
    Winfield Trustee Erik Spande got a censure and a police escort from the boardroom when he disclosed details of secret negotiations on replacing the village police department with DuPage County sheriff's patrols. DuPage Editor Jim Davis discusses whether Spande should be viewed as a hero or a villain.

  • 2 very different stories of teen drinking collide May 14, 2012 5:10 AM
    Does the message about the dangers of underage drinking ever get through? DuPage Editor Jim Davis notes that a day after we published a tragic but heart-rending story about a drunken driving victim, an all-too-common story of dozens of underage arrests at a post-prom party occurred nearby.

  • Fifth-worst job? No way, our staff responds May 6, 2012 4:31 PM
    A survey called newspaper reporting the fifth-worst job of 2012. Inspired by a rebuttal of that premise in a Forbes article, DuPage Editor Jim Davis polled the Daily Herald staff about what they like most about their jobs. The answers did not disappoint.

  • Story of Leeslyee, Nick and Metea simply amazing Apr 29, 2012 5:00 AM
    "Amazing" is probably an overused word, says DuPage Editor Jim Davis. But it fits perfectly the tale of the drunken driver who helped his victim attend her missed prom, the Metea Valley High School community that helped make it happen and the reporter who wrote a gem of a story about it.

  • West Chicago mayor more than successful pol Apr 22, 2012 8:46 AM
    West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman was a skilled and successful politician who loved his city. But DuPage Editor Jim Davis says the staff's reporting of Kwasman's death led to examples of how there was much more to the man.

  • Naperville Rotary Club talk leads to digital angst Apr 15, 2012 5:00 AM
    A talk to the Naperville Rotary Club about newspapers in the digital age leads to some personal angst for DuPage Editor Jim Davis over the challenge of convincing print readers they need to be looking at the online material as well.

  • COD-faculty dispute takes on a life of its own Apr 8, 2012 5:00 AM
    The numbers are in dispute and the process has grown contentious, but DuPage Editor Jim Davis suggests because of it, there is a healthy level of public knowledge about contract talks between College of DuPage administrators and faculty.

  • Mum's the word on Sean Payton, superintendents Mar 25, 2012 5:00 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis suggests some similarities between the newspaper's quest for local reaction to the suspension of Naperville native and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and the comings and goings of our local superintendents.

  • Danada horse tiff shows there are 3 sides to a story Mar 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis discusses the controversy over the treatment of horses at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton, and it serves as proof that there's always two or maybe even three sides to every story.

  • Do-it-himself editor writes on poms, posts videos Mar 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis tells why he was writing about state dance team champions -- and how he semi-mastered the art of attaching video and photos to the online version of stories.

  • Winfield turmoil latest in a history of suburban feuds Mar 4, 2012 8:32 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis recounts the latest in the battle among members of the Winfield village board and suggests it's more about personalities than issues. Winfield leaders' inability to get along is just the latest in a long history of suburban feuds.

  • Grilling the candidates about pensions and pay Feb 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    DuPage editor Jim Davis is interviewing candidates for the county board as the Daily Herald prepares to make its endorsements for the March 20 primary. A topic that's hotly debated, he says, are these officials' pay and pensions.

  • DuPage mayors want pension reform — and more Jan 29, 2012 5:00 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis invited the county's mayors and managers to visit the Daily Herald editorial board. They did and had plenty to say about making police officers and firefighters part of pension reform in Springfield.

  • A horrific news week in the suburbs Jan 23, 2012 9:11 AM
    DuPage editor Jim Davis takes a look at a week filled with murder and mayhem -- and how our local officials responded to the crises and the local media.

  • Finally, some details on teacher negotiations Jan 15, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist Jim Davis: The filing of an impasse notice in West Chicago Dist. 94 teacher talks requires both sides to submit their final offers to the labor relations board. And here’s the kicker: If no agreement is reached, those final offers will be posted on the state’s website.

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