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  • Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb County 4-H Fair and Illinois State Fair participants

    Thumbs-up: To local DeKalb County 4-H Fair and Illinois State Fair participants. Youth who raised animals over the past year displayed the culmination ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Carson: Spreading scourge of anti-Christian persecution

    Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our TV and computer ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Olson: Devil is in the emails

    The Devil would be big into email. He might even have invented it, if he was taking the long view. E ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Guest View: NIU President Baker responds to criticism on raises

    I read with great concern Sharon May’s letter from Monday's Daily Chronicle questioning compensation for two of my senior people. I have no problem wi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Buchanan: Income cap might not be so crazy

    Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • McArdle: President can't offer amnesty to immigrants

    On Sunday, Ross Douthat of the New York Times wrote an uncharacteristically blistering attack on the plan being floated by the Obama administration to ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Our View: Check out a farmers market

    This week is National Farmers Market Week, as proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:54 am
  • Akst: Following up on utility prices

    After this column appears each week, I check online for comments. It’s great if somebody says something complimentary that sparks a deeper discussion.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:53 am
  • Our View: Don't give up on consolidation plan

    Let’s hope that this year is the last one in which Illinois voters will elect both a comptroller and treasurer to statewide office.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Pitts: 'Poor door' reflects truth we all know

    A few words about the “poor door.”Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Another view: Plan to eradicate poverty a failure

    In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before Congress for the annual State of the Union address and declared a “War on Poverty.”
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Letter: Remembering V-J Day

    To the Editor:Sixty-nine years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, ki ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Our View: Time to tackle D-428 tax problem is now

    If there’s an upside to the story about District 428 taxpayers potentially facing expensive increases in their property tax bills, it’s that school bo ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Letter: Water a simple, vital element

    To the Editor:Not everyone would agree with my “love affair with water,” especially those who have s ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Schrader: From one end of the county to the other

    Summer is supposed to be the lazy season, smelling the roses, sitting on the porch, watching the sun set over a field of corn; but it wasn’t to be for ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:51 am
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