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  • Letter: Replace ash trees with sycamores

    To the Editor:After reading the Daily Chronicle’s “Thumbs-down” item about DeKalb and Sycamore losin ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Our View: Numbers behind enrollment decline

    With the way costs for students are increasing each year, we shouldn’t be surprised that enrollment at Northern Illinois University is hitting histori ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Smith: Credit gets you a flat-panel TV, not economic growth

    It’s pretty obvious how credit drives my personal household consumption. If I borrow, I can get a nice big TV and a new car, but eventually I’ll have ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Ponnuru: Hillary’s new message should scare GOP

    Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton went to Iowa for the first time since she lost the caucuses there in 2008. If her remarks there are any indication, ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Letter: Academic freedom not a right to bias

    To the Editor:Your column (“When does a professor cross the line?”) in Saturday’s Daily Chronicle re ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Letter: What you get for supporting Sycamore Park District

    To the Editor:I once had a friend who every time I asked for a donation said, “What do I get?”You ma ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Our View: Don’t abandon inspection plan

    The DeKalb City Council is holding up plans for regular inspections of commercial and industrial buildings in town after property owners complained la ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Pitts: Wondering ‘if’ as U.S. forces return to Iraq

    If.Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Schrader: Remembering Barcus and his ‘Carcuss’

    David Johnson may be an octogenarian, but he has a great memory when it comes to the Korean War era and even before that.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Goss: Keselowski earns two-week hall pass

    Brad Keselowski’s breathtaking late pass and powerful car on the short run down the stretch decided Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com at Chicagoland Speedway, ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • McArdle: Scottish independence tied to national identity

    WASHINGTON – About a week ago, I asked my friends on Facebook whether there was really any chance that Scotland would leave Britain. At that point, th ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Harrop: Do we need a place called home?

    There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Olson: When does a professor cross the line?

    A university should include faculty with a wide range of views, even controversial ones, and they shouldn’t be penalized for expressing them.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Letter: Safe Passage working against domestic violence

    To the Editor:In the past few days it has been hard to avoid the media circus that surrounds what ca ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Camp Power a positive force

    Thumbs-up: To a drop in crime. From mid-June to mid-August, “part 2” crimes – including battery, criminal damage, trespassing, weapons, sex crimes and ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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