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  • McCaleb: PFW section, e-edition an added value to subscribers

    Last football season, the Daily Chronicle published a weekly, 16-page newspaper insert that provided in-depth analysis of all things Bears, the NFC No ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

    I had decided not to see Nate Parker’s new movie.This was a tough choice. I had been looking forward ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Letter: Small businesses rely on gaming revenue

    To the Editor:I wanted to provide a small-business perspective on the recent Daily Chronicle editori ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Letter: Evaluate presidential candidates on facts, not rhetoric

    To the Editor:The 2016 election is the most critical election that our country has faced in many yea ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Letter: Illinois giving away billions to gambling insiders

    To the Editor:Illinois has not only given away billions to gambling insiders since 1990, but also pr ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Letter: Three days without mail is abnormal

    Note to readers: This letter has been corrected to reflect that mail carriers are not paid with federal tax dollars. 
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Tucker: Fearful Trump supporters hold us all hostage

    On Aug. 31, Donald Trump delivered a mind-boggling speech on immigration, striking for its anger, its mendacity, its hostility, its cruelty and its fr ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Feurer: Unions and the public good

    There’s a new union in town, the United Faculty Alliance-NIU, and Labor Day is a good time to think about the potential positive change this will brin ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Our view: Celebrating a splendid idea – Labor Day

    More than 100 years after the first federal observance of Labor Day, there is still debate about who first pitched the idea of a holiday to celebrate ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Olson: Celebrating work on Labor Day weekend

    Type “find your purpose in life” into a web search engine and you’ll find no shortage of suggestions.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Our view: Shifting school calendar lessens Labor Day's importance

    Labor Day might mark the traditional end of summer, but changing school calendars may have diminished its significance in that regard.
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Olson: Today's anthem controversy tame compared with ’71 in DeKalb

    Here in DeKalb, there was a time when the controversy over playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at sporting events extended well beyond one backup NFL q ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Ponnuru: 'Alt-right' has dubious claim on conservatism

    Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech denouncing the “alt-right,” which is news that must have a lot of you asking, “What’s the alt-right?” The answe ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Pitts: Vance gives substance, dimension to America's invisible

    His name doesn’t even appear in the book.But make no mistake. “Hillbilly Elegy,” the new best-seller ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Letter: Task force investigators working hard for justice in murders

    To The Editor:I want to take a few moments to acknowledge and thank the members of the DeKalb County ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Who do you think won Monday's debate?
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump
    A draw