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  • ‘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.

     
  • To judges go the leftovers; a Ribfest retrospective Jul 8, 2012 5:00 AM
    DuPage Editor Jim Davis' retrospective on serving as a rib judge at Naperville's Ribfest: Backbreaking work, but someone's gotta belly up to the pork bar.

     
  • Judging at Naperville Ribfest no laughing matter Jul 1, 2012 5:00 AM
    It's been a while since DuPage Editor Jim Davis served as a rib judge at Naperville's Ribfest. He observes that it seems to be a much more formal process today, as he prepares to take the "Rib Judges Oath."

     
  • 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.

     
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