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  • Harrop: Neil deGrasse Tyson Is a Nice Man

    When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, “What a nice man.” He was on the TV screens at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, where he’s dire ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Olson: ‘Those people’ are us

    I hear the talk, and read it in the comments that people leave on stories on the Daily Chronicle website, or even attach their faces to on the newspap ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Letter: No shortage of skilled labor for homebuilding

    To the Editor: The National Association of Home Builders published a study in July claiming that “sh ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up for blood donors

    Thumbs-down: To suspect uses for state funds. State Sen. Tim Bivins, a Dixon Republican whose district includes part of DeKalb County, called this wee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Letter: Numerous opportunities at Lifelong Learning Institute

    To the Editor: The phrase “back to school” brings back pleasant memories of seeing friends after a l ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Akst: Darkness at the edge of … everything

    You couldn’t have scripted a worse Monday morning omen: the coffee maker clogged up, causing it to leak hot grounds and coffee all over.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Schultz: Time to celebrate LBGT pride in Ohio

    Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and cor ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Our View: Words can't describe Sheley sentencing

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Letter: DeKalb continues burdening businesses

    To the Editor:I have grave concerns over the direction the city of DeKalb is taking. I have always s ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Letter: Obamacare not reducing health insurance costs

    To the Editor:Readers living in DeKalb County who have private insurance – either through their empl ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Our View: Traffic safety key as school resumes

    A crash involving a Sycamore boy and a passing pickup truck last week was a scary story that could have had a worse ending.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Pitts: 'War on whites' a fight GOP can't win

    At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine?
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Our View: Inspections needed to prevent tragedy

    Buildings in the city of DeKalb have been falling apart, and it is a public safety hazard.City offic ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Letter: Why won't Hultgren have public meetings?

    To the Editor:Why is U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren afraid to hold public town hall meetings in the 14th C ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Letter: Base CEO's pay on that of workers

    To the Editor:On the “Opinions” page of the Aug. 5 edition of the’ Daily Chronicle, Bloomberg News c ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:38 pm
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