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  • Bernstein: Trump or Clinton have already persuaded you

    We’re now out of nomination politics (barring any late-breaking “dump Trump” effort), and the general-election campaign is on. If there was any doubt ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • oped.611.toons

    Eric R. OlsonEditorDaily Chronicle1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115(815) 756-4841, ext. 2257 ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to leadership academy grads

    Thumbs-up: To the 22 people who are the newest graduates of the DeKalb Leadership Academy. This was the 12th class to graduate from the 10-month progr ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Stossel: Libertarian Party gives voters a better alternative to Trump, Clinton

    Finally! Voters have another choice. The Libertarian Party nominated two socially tolerant but fiscally conservative former governors, Gary Johnson an ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Our view: Brighter forecast for redistricting reform

    The weekend weather forecast for DeKalb County calls for highs in the 90s. Whew!The political foreca ...
    June 10, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Reeder: My father's gift was teaching son value of work

    SPRINGFIELD – As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting a bit more on my dad, who died last August.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Ponnuru: Conservatives say character no longer matters

    Once upon a time, we called it “the character issue.” It was a major part of the conservative attack on Bill Clinton in the 1990s: He was a draft-dodg ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Good Morning DeKalb County: Frank Roberts' 15 important leadership principles

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy held a graduation ceremony for its Class of 2016 at Christ Community Church on Wednesday.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Letter: Only government would create a problem where none exists

    To the Editor:It shouldn’t surprise us when our state’s dysfunctional government finds a way to inve ...
    June 7, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Our View: Stay safe when near water this summer

    ​Water – whether it be swimming in pools, picnicking in a park near a lake or dropping a fishing line into a creek – is a staple of summer.
    June 7, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Cheeky Mama: Moms must take some stress, hassle out of travel

    School’s out for summer! Being a teacher, I am over the moon about this. I can spend time with my li ...
    June 7, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Barone: Dogs that aren't barking – and those that are

    Let’s look back on the primary campaign – completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats – and see whether we can identify what Sherlock Holme ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Another View: Blockchain could fix fragile finance system

    Could the technology behind bitcoin, the alternative currency much loved by anarchists and drug dealers, make the world less vulnerable to financial d ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Another View: Eight is not enough on Supreme Court

    “Eight,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last month, “is not a good number.” Since Antonin Scalia died, leaving a vacancy on the Supreme Court and de ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Olson: Looking up to reporters who risk lives

    There are many people I look up to in journalism, and some of them I only learn about after they have died.
    June 6, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Would you support a plan that would freeze property taxes in Illinois
    Yes
    Depends on the consequences
    No