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  • Our View: Thumbs-down to Kishwaukee College layoff talks

    Thumbs-down: To plans for a local in-home senior care provider to close. Lutheran Social Servies of Illinois is the latest social service provider to ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • More support is needed for mentally ill

    There are a lot of contradictions in our society in general and our community in particular on the subject of caring for people with mental illness.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • Our view: State leaders: Do your jobs! Now

    Here it is, Feb. 1 – seven full months after the July 1 start of Illinois’ fiscal year – and state government still does not have an operating budget ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Bringing a fresh look to state’s problems

    Illinois, saddled with massive debt and deficits, unfunded pension obligations and a budget-less state government, needs all the help it can get.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Eric Olson: Exciting changes coming to your Daily Chronicle

    We have some exciting changes coming to your Daily Chronicle newspaper beginning Monday.The one you’ ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Our View: Make results worth the wait

    Time is the stuff life is made of, so the saying goes. When government wastes the people’s money, t ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Our View: Playing by House rules a losing proposition

    It’s a new year and a new legislative session for the Illinois General Assembly.It’s also an electio ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our view: Task force on target with consolidation

    “A large part of the reason why taxes are so high in Illinois is the result of an extraordinarily high number of local governments coupled with financ ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Our View: Someone knows who killed Amy Todd Fleming and it's time to tell

    Somewhere out there, someone knows who killed Amy Todd Fleming on Jan. 11, 1996.It’s time to come fo ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Our View: Punishment decisions seem arbitrary

    The punishments handed down last week by the Sheriff’s Merit Commission to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy Meagan Pettengell and her husband, Sgt. Ryan ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to low prices for gas

    Thumbs-up: To low gas prices. With the price of a gallon of regular unleaded well below $2 and expected to stay that way at least through mid-February ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
    Other