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  • 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
  • Our View: Thumbs-up for blood donors

    Thumbs-down: To suspect uses for state funds. State Sen. Tim Bivins, a Dixon Republican whose district includes part of DeKalb County, called this wee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Letter: Numerous opportunities at Lifelong Learning Institute

    To the Editor: The phrase “back to school” brings back pleasant memories of seeing friends after a l ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Akst: Darkness at the edge of … everything

    You couldn’t have scripted a worse Monday morning omen: the coffee maker clogged up, causing it to leak hot grounds and coffee all over.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Schultz: Time to celebrate LBGT pride in Ohio

    Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and cor ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Our View: Words can't describe Sheley sentencing

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Letter: DeKalb continues burdening businesses

    To the Editor:I have grave concerns over the direction the city of DeKalb is taking. I have always s ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Letter: Obamacare not reducing health insurance costs

    To the Editor:Readers living in DeKalb County who have private insurance – either through their empl ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:20 pm
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