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  • Our view: Thumbs-up to ballots for early voting

    Thumbs-up: To ballots arriving for early voters in DeKalb County. It took a week after the scheduled start of early voting, but certified ballots were ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Our view: Luxury apartments require parking

    It would be nice if people in DeKalb had the option not to own a car, but for most people, that’s not the case.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Our view: DeKalb County will miss O'Barski

    Frank O’Barski understood government, citizenship and civic duty. It’s clear that they mattered to him.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: NIU should award free tuition

    The Northern Illinois University Athletics Department should just give free tuition to one of the 86 students who attended all six home football games ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Our View: Online voting for better elections

    Early voting began Thursday in DeKalb County, only there were no ballots cast because there were none available.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • 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
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