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  • Eric Olson: DeKalb needs to focus on Shodeen’s Lincoln Highway property

    The next high-profile development question before the DeKalb City Council should be about the property Shodeen Construction owns along Lincoln Highway ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Our view: Thumbs-down to Kane investgation hoax

    Thumbs-down: To an apparent hoax involving the sexual assault allegations against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane in New York. This week, Thomas Eoannou, ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Scott Reeder: Senator who lost daughter to overdose opposes treatment funding

    LEBANON – Sometimes it’s easy to forget public policy can collide with private pain.I saw that pain ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Connie Schultz: Pope Francis goes to Washington

    He is the only man in the world with this job title, but from the moment Pope Francis was hired, he eschewed the fancy trappings of his predecessors t ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Our view: Village president’s business partner problem

    Spare us excuses about Hinckley being a small town, or the arrangement not being a strict conflict of interest: Hinckley Village President Jim Roderic ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Ponnuru: Four lessons of Scott Walker's campaign collapse

    Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, suggested in March that he might be the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Another View: GOP had a good year – so far

    The looming possibility of a U.S. government shutdown threatens more than the normal functioning of federal agencies. It imperils everything Republica ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Letter: Stand with 99 percent, back Bernie Sanders

    To the Editor:Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States. He is a U.S. senator fro ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Letter: PARCC tests foment school takeovers

    To the Editor:It is extremely hard to swallow the statements endorsing the PARCC test results by Ill ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Our View: Harvest time means safety time

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was not a noted agriculturalist, nevertheless proclaimed the first National Farm Safety and Health Week in 1944.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Guest view: Why I voted 'No'

    I have received several inquiries about my vote on SB 2046, which was also the subject of a recent letter to the Daily Chronicle. 
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Letter: Stop playing politics with those in need

    To the Editor:Politics is being played with the lives of the most vulnerable in our society.Children ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Our View: Don't starve service providers

    Illinois has lots of financial issues these days, but one thing it doesn’t have is a bloated state workforce.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Letter: Good American capitalists

    To the Editor:The same Republicans who shut down our government in 2013 are poised to take us over t ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Another View: Jade Helm is over, and we survived

    Ordinarily, the conclusion of something uneventful doesn’t merit comment. But the Jade Helm 15 milit ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think mass shootings are becoming routine in the U.S.?