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  • Our View: An end to ticket quotas

    We generally support a new law that makes it illegal for Illinois police departments to maintain ticket quotas, although few departments admit they ex ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Letter: Endings and beginnings

    To the Editor:Fall. Some may look at it as an ending to summer while others think of it as a beginni ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Ponnuru: Ferguson’s militarization distraction

    That police forces shouldn’t be “overmilitarized” has been a dominant theme of commentary on the recent social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri – among li ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Letter: NIU consultants come from far away

    To the Editor:I was recently reminded of the old saw, “You’re never too old to learn.”With research ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Our View: Leadership team coming together at DeKalb Park District

    It appears that some needed stability is finally coming to the leadership at the DeKalb Park District. Next up will be for those leaders to plot the c ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Pitts: Ferguson police arrest reporters for reporting

    Looks like police in Ferguson, Missouri, took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment last week.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • McArdle: We’re spending too much raising our kids

    The Department of Agriculture has released its annual report on the cost of raising children, and the upshot is what you probably already know: It’s e ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Our View: Keep airport management with city

    We appreciate the contributions that DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport makes to the community. We’d just rather it not contribute another layer of gover ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Letter: Ellwood Neighborhood renews the conversation

    To the Editor:The Ellwood Neighborhood, west of the Ellwood House and east of Northern Illinois Univ ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Letter: New NIU buses seem unnecessary

    To the Editor:We live in a state that is broke and in a nation in which obesity is a major health pr ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Schrader: Enjoying the good life in the country

    The traditional American hymn to life in the wilds of the West talks about a home “where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not c ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Reeder: Plenty of fat in state govt. budget

    SPRINGFIELD – My daughter tugged on my hand and said, “Come on Dad let’s see the Butter Cow.”So we w ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Harrop: Neil deGrasse Tyson Is a Nice Man

    When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, “What a nice man.” He was on the TV screens at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, where he’s dire ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Olson: ‘Those people’ are us

    I hear the talk, and read it in the comments that people leave on stories on the Daily Chronicle website, or even attach their faces to on the newspap ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Letter: No shortage of skilled labor for homebuilding

    To the Editor: The National Association of Home Builders published a study in July claiming that “sh ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:36 pm
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