• Letter: Pleased to see recognition for arts education

    To the Editor:The March 25 edition of the Daily Chronicle included a front-page story that caught my ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Our View: Make litter disappear

    On the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s website, visitors will find a cute children’s game called “Litter Hunt.”
    April 7, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Letter: Townships a vital part of local government

    To the Editor:Township government provides essential services across Illinois, and does so more cost ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Schultz: Money won, so now what?

    There’s no way we didn’t see this coming.This week’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision, split along partisa ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • A national push for more home-cooked meals

    A recent AP article printed by Shaw Mediadiscussed current and future initiatives of the Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity effort by the first lady, ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Letter: Close landfill, or move it away

    To the Editor:I was involved with the Stop The Mega-Dump Group. Our group of concerned citizens did ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Letter: Beware lawsuit loan sharks

    To the Editor:There is an old adage, “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”This ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Ponnuru: Licensed fortune tellers show state law run amok

    Melanie Armstrong wanted to be an African hair braider, practicing a skill passed down from generation to generation. In Tupelo, Miss., where she live ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Our View: Sewage situation disgusts

    Our reaction when we read the news story about raw sewage from the Cortland MHC mobile home park being pumped out onto the ground was probably the sam ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Our View: Consequences of drug use are tragic, preventable

    A Sycamore family has lost a child, a loss they will grieve for a lifetime.A Sycamore man in what sh ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Duchnowski: ‘Cowgirl crook’ and local prosecutor hit TV

    Joseph Pedersen wouldn’t call Rita Crundwell “the cunning cowgirl crook,” as the federal prosecutor isn’t prone to giving defendants snazzy names.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Reeder: Free to choose –even raw milk

    SPRINGFIELD – My Grandma liked her milk just like her orange juice – freshly squeezed.To hear her t ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Pitts: Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope

    Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.That bit of live and let live wisdom, usuall ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Schrader: History Fair entries bring histories to life

    Every year I look forward to the Northern Regional History Fair for middle and high school students. It amazes me how much work goes into the student ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:07 pm
  • Hunt: GOP Senate would change balance in Washington

    WASHINGTON – If Republicans take control of the Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal.
    March 31, 2014 - 9:41 pm
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