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  • Will DeKalb ever see another bookstore?

    Will there ever be a bookstore in the DeKalb-Sycamore community again?Sorry to say it, but signs poi ...
    Feb. 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Some arguments, you can't win

    Some arguments, a man just can't win – especially when those arguments are with his wife. Like how ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • From the Archives: A look back at when Otto's rocked

    Not that long ago, Otto’s Niteclub near the intersection of First Street and Lincoln Highway was a powerhouse of the local music scene.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Changes to our comics, puzzles and more

    On the day we launched our redesigned Daily Chronicle, I asked for your opinions.Thanks to all of yo ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Guest view: Mental health care changes coming to DeKalb County

    On behalf of the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board, I want to pass along some new and important developments when it comes to mental health ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Good morning DeKalb County: A reminder to beware of outsized promises

    Our first “From the Archives” column was enlightening, in a forget-the-past-and-you’ll-repeat-it kind of way.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Hunt: From steadfast Iowa to contrarian New Hampshire

    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire w ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Waiting for the really cheap stuff

    I make a conscious effort to buy gas in DeKalb County. I figure if I’m paying sales tax to someone, it might as well be to my own community.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:10 am
  • Eric Olson: Bradley Olsen's mother still searching

    I never met Bradley Olsen, but I know his face from the laminated posters tacked to utility poles and stuck on shop windows, or the big billboard visi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:39 pm
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    Did you take an international trip in high school?