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  • Our view: Thumbs-up to communiversiy

    Thumbs-up: To true “communiversity” at the NIU Anthropology Museum. When the museum was developing an exhibit to celebrate its 50th anniversary, it as ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Reeder: Hoosiers outpace Illinois’ recovery

    SPRINGFIELD – For every new job created in Illinois since January 2010, two people have signed up for food stamps.  
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Schultz: The Envelope, Please -- and a living wage, too

    After a self-congratulatory rollout to rival the ruckus of God’s six days of earth-making, Marriott International has begun leaving envelopes in hotel ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Akst: Time isn’t on my side

    Classic rock lovers will recognize the headline as a play on words from the famous Rolling Stones song, but actually, another song with a time riff is ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Our View: Key rule – always expect a train

    During the past four decades, public awareness efforts in Illinois have helped to reduce highway-rail crossing deaths significantly. 
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • 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
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