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  • Another View: With refugee crisis, U.S. is too slow and accepting too few

    Forget leading the way on Syrian refugee resettlement – the United States is barely making a dent in the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
    April 18, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Our View: End abusive travel, entertainment expenses by public officials

    We wholeheartedly support legislation by state Rep. David McSweeney that seeks to rein in inexcusable travel and dining expenses of local government o ...
    April 18, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Letter: Comptroller right to delay lawmakers' pay

    To the Editor:It was an idea heard in coffee shops around the state: “Stop paying legislators.”Compt ...
    April 18, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Tucker: Epidemic of blacks killing blacks hasn't gone away

    Barney Simms, a retired government bureaucrat and civic leader, was murdered at his Atlanta home April 9, shot dead in his front yard, his car stolen. ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to Spartan TV broadcasters

    Thumbs-up: To budding broadcasters at Sycamore High School. Next week, four top contributors to the school’s Spartan TV broadcast club will travel to ...
    April 15, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: There's going to be another trial

    I remember the first letter Jack McCullough wrote to me from prison, not long after he was convicted of kidnapping and murder in 2012.
    April 15, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Schultz: When a boy decides 'I'm a girl'

    When Gabriel was nearly 3 years old, he told his mother, “I’m sad.”“Why?” she asked.“I want to wear ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Our View: Public needs true accounting of crises

    On Feb. 25, the day after a controversial Black History Month assembly at DeKalb High School led to a conflict among students, the Daily Chronicle rep ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: When there are lots of fires to put out

    There were a lot of fires to put out Wednesday afternoon, and not just the figurative ones that tend to crop up in the late afternoon in a newsroom.
    April 14, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • From the archive: 'Panty raids' once part of campus life

    In June 1958, a group of about 750 men took a break from studying at Northern Illinois University to attempt a panty raid at Williston and Adams dormi ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare is smaller than anyone expected

    My recent column on the sixth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, generated some energetic criticism ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Good morning DeKalb County: Identity – it's yours to define

    People have many more options when it comes to their identity than they once did. I had that though ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Our view: Township electors can be heard tonight

    Tonight is the second Tuesday in April, which has traditionally been the night when township governments in 85 counties around Illinois hold their ann ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: A fitting proclamation

    State Rep. Bob Pritchard read the following State of Illinois Proclamation on Saturday during the gathering marking one year since Fairdale was struck ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: Hotel pools are big part of parenthood

    I expected certain things to change when my wife and I first became parents 11 years ago.The amount ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think things will improve at NIU now that its faculty have voted to unionize?