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Opinion

  • Letter to the Editor: Assembly laws should go through city commissions

    To the Editor: It has come to my attention that the City of DeKalb is interested in two ordinances ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Eric Olson: Bradley Olsen's mother still searching

    I never met Bradley Olsen, but I know his face from the laminated posters tacked to utility poles and stuck on shop windows, or the big billboard visi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Trump and the myth of superiority

    There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, sea ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Our View: Give regional primaries a try

    With the calendar approaching February in a presidential election year, all eyes turn toward Iowa with its first-in-the-nation caucuses scheduled for ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obama’s legacy depends on Hillary

    Since before he took office, President Barack Obama has been compared to Ronald Reagan. His progressive supporters hoped he would move politics to the ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Our View: Too much at stake in college funding impasse

    Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis is putting a strain on our system of higher education, and it is important that our leaders in the legislature and the ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Jonathan Bernstein: 'Natural born citizen' and other constitutional idiocies

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott is pushing nine constitutional amendments, and Ted Cruz wants one setting term limits for the Supreme Court and Congress, s ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Leonard Pitts: Nikki Haley living in Fantasyland

    It’s Nikki Haley’s 44th birthday this week. You would think her a little old for fairytales.But a bi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: How to support a graying America

    “For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about next year. I want to focus on the next five years, the next 10 years, and beyon ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Our View: Change could be coming for vacant downtown building

    One of downtown DeKalb’s largest and most visible buildings at 112-118 W. Lincoln Highway has been vacant and uninhabitable for two years, but there a ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Low gas prices a harbinger of trouble

    To the Editor:Thumbs-up for lower gas prices! It means that we are in an period of economic downturn ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • More guns lead to fewer killings

    To the Editor:In Tuesday’s Daily Chronicle, John Rogalin’s letter, “Founders’ intent clear in preamb ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Our View: Less transparency last thing Illinois needs

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s task force to streamline government and lessen costs came out with its report earlier this month.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Barone: American Exceptionalism: How Has It Fared in the Obama Years?

    In his final State of the Union speech Barack Obama made at least a few bows toward the idea that America is an exceptional nation, an idea he once de ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Stephen L. Carter: Forget debates, if we want real answers

    Everyone seems to agree that Thursday’s Republican presidential debate was slashing and angry; the candidates barely said anything of substance.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Reader Poll

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    I think there's one somewhere
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