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  • Our View: Tax increase plan would be jobs killer

    The Illinois House could vote as early as today on a proposal for a constitutional amendment to create a new, graduated income-tax system.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb planning improvements to troublesome traffic lights

    Thumbs-up: To listening to residents when it comes to troublesome traffic lights. The city of DeKalb is working on a plan to better coordinate traffic ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Our View: Team's efforts will benefit DeKalb

    This week, we learned that DeKalb’s entry in the America’s Best Communities contest will not win the $3 million grand prize. Although the money would ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Our View: Strip Hastert of honorary NIU degree

    Northern Illinois University officials demurred in November when they were asked about the honorary law degree the university had awarded to J. Dennis ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Our View: Voters can render verdict on McCullough release

    DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack doesn’t believe he has a conflict of interest in the Jack McCullough case.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Our View: Payout blunder – only in dysfunctional Illinois

    What’s the matter with Illinois? Illinoisans are shaking their heads about the recent announcement ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to marching for a good cause

    Thumbs-up: To all who will participate or who have pledged money to the March of Dimes’ March for Babies event that will be held today in Hopkins Park ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Our View: Small changes to help Earth

    Today marks the 46th Earth Day, a movement that was started in hopes of motivating people to action to save the planet. But even in 1970, its principl ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Census numbers underscore need for change

    It’s alarming data, and we ignore it at our peril: People are leaving DeKalb County and they’re leaving the state of Illinois.
    April 20, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Our View: Elections, not paychecks, should pressure lawmakers

    Comptroller Leslie Munger’s decision to make state officeholders and legislators wait for their paychecks the same way others who rely on the state to ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Our View: End abusive travel, entertainment expenses by public officials

    We wholeheartedly support legislation by state Rep. David McSweeney that seeks to rein in inexcusable travel and dining expenses of local government o ...
    April 18, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Our view: Thumbs-up to Spartan TV broadcasters

    Thumbs-up: To budding broadcasters at Sycamore High School. Next week, four top contributors to the school’s Spartan TV broadcast club will travel to ...
    April 15, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Good morning, DeKalb County: There's going to be another trial

    I remember the first letter Jack McCullough wrote to me from prison, not long after he was convicted of kidnapping and murder in 2012.
    April 15, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Our View: Public needs true accounting of crises

    On Feb. 25, the day after a controversial Black History Month assembly at DeKalb High School led to a conflict among students, the Daily Chronicle rep ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Good morning DeKalb County: Identity – it's yours to define

    People have many more options when it comes to their identity than they once did. I had that though ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:51 pm
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