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  • Another View: Chicago's rotten system

    This time in Chicago, the police coverup failed.Until Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday wit ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Letter: Budget battle is about breaking unions

    To the Editor:The so-called budget battle in Springfield is another round in what has been a very su ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to helping those who help others

    Thumbs-up: To community generosity in restoring Meals on Wheels service on Tuesdays. Steve and T.J. Irving generously offered to match community donat ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Stossel: Some would leave us self-defenseless

    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns?
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Letter: Return mental health unit to DeKalb Co.

    To the Editor:I write this letter as a longtime resident of DeKalb County and a former member of the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Eric Olson: Sports matter because they connect us

    Sporting events have been on the front page of the Daily Chronicle quite a bit in the past week, what with NIU concluding their home schedule and then ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Connie Schultz: Right now, politics trumps manners at the dinner table

    A lot of Americans grow up believing that politics has no place at the dinner table. If a relative or friend attempts to bring up the presidential rac ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:25 am
  • Our view: Support your neighbors on Small Business Saturday

    As you write your lists and start looking for deals that meet your holiday shopping needs, please take the time to look for that perfect gift at a loc ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:48 am
  • Our View: Give thanks, be safe, dig in

    Americans ate an estimated 46 million turkeys during Thanksgiving 2014.There’s no denying that’s a l ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Ponnuru: Call Islamic terrorism what it is

    Hillary Clinton has twisted herself into a pretzel on the subject of terrorism and its connection to Islam. Like many Democrats, she said we must choo ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: Let cooler heads prevail in the brinkmanship on Syria

    Sometimes the trite response also is the correct one. So the main thing to say about Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet on Tuesday is simple: From here ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Wilkinson: Even the 1st Thanksgiving was political

    Thanksgiving is a political holiday. It honors and mythologizes the comity – based on a formal treaty – between two peoples who needed what the other ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Leonard Pitts: When expedience feels like wisdom

    “Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.”Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Letter: Thankful for what I do not have

    To the Editor:It’s traditional that we take time out on this holiday to be thankful for all of life’ ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Letter: President's actions radically wrong

    To the Editor:Does anyone else find it amazing or at least interesting about the hypocritical action ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:21 am
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