Opinion

  • Our View: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down

    Thumbs-up: To the effort to restore a prominent local monument. Members of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War are hoping to raise $10,000 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Letter: Randy Hultgren’s record not kind to animals

    To the Editor:If you’re planning to vote for Randy Hultgren in November and also care about animals, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Letter: It's not pension 'reform'

    To the Editor:Thank you for bringing Daily Chronicle readers up-to-date on the recent retirements fr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • AKST: Assessing virtual vulnerability

    NAPERVILLE – I’m at Barnes & Noble, using free Wi-Fi to get online. I’m “unsecured,” and others can potentially see and capture my online activity.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Our view: Public benefits when candidates visit

    Illinois’ gubernatorial election will be an expensive, hard-fought campaign between a vulnerable incumbent and a newcomer challenger.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Flight MH17, the role of Ukraine’s rebels

    There is one important reason Ukrainian authorities are so sure that pro-Russian rebels shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet: An account on the Russian s ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Schultz: A pipeline of sorrow

    The Rev. German Calix, director of a Catholic relief agency in Honduras, described how gang members killed five children ages 5 to 13 in May:
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

    A trio of billionaires – Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates – said they want to “End the Immigration Impasse,” to quote the headline of th ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Our View: Legislation, common sense enhance boating safety

    July 28, 2012, is a date that is burned into state Sen. Julie Morrison’s memory.On that day, her 10- ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Another view: I was a heroin baby

    MINNEAPOLIS – I’m told the first months of my life were torture. I screamed constantly, spat out milk and vomited all the time. I was going through wi ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Our View: Don't hinder feds' Quinn investigation

    If the state’s Legislative Audit Commission convenes Wednesday and continues to move forward in its investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Rec ...
    July 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • BARONE: Obama skitters, scampers, scuttles away from failure

    Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late.Skitter awa ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • SMITH: ‘I think, therefore I can’ key to success

    If you ever have the time, read “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,’’ by Carol Dweck. Actually, if you don’t have the time, try to make it. Becau ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • OUR VIEW: Will you stay or will you quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Harrop: Where goes jazz as the greats move on?

    A jazz great died this month. Though revered by fans around the world, Horace Silver is not a household name in his own country, where the popular tas ...
    July 13, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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