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RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)

What is RSS?

RSS, often described as "Really Simple Syndication," is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if they've written a new article or feature, you can use RSS to get them to tell you every time they have something new. Place the RSS feed of your choice into your RSS reader and each headline will link you back to for the entire story.

Daily Chronicle now offers RSS feeds (or channels) for most of its sections, eg local news, sports, neighbors, etc.

What are the terms of use?

The content of is protected by U.S. copyright laws. The feeds are provided free of charge for use by individuals and non-profit organizations for personal, non-commercial uses. You may display the headline, active links and any other information provided in the RSS feed on your personal or non-commercial web site. You should provide attribution to in connection with your use of the feeds.

Information within the feed should not be changed, deleted or redistributed. Use of the feeds does not imply that or the Daily Chronicle endorses, promotes or supports any third-party cause, product or service.

The Daily Chronicle and reserve the right to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.

How can I make use of RSS?

In general you need to get hold of a program called a News Reader. This displays RSS information feeds from your chosen websites on your computer. These software programs will collect, update and display RSS feeds from any number of sources. A number of free and commercial news aggregators are available for download.

Web browsers: Some web browsers, including Firefox, allow you to incorporate RSS feeds that will be downloaded and viewable through the browser. In the case of Firefox, they are called "Active Bookmarks." Internet Explorer users can download a plugin called RSSExplorer.

All you then have to do is choose which RSS feeds you want for instance, an RSS feed of all the latest Sports news from Daily Chronicle.

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How do I get a News Reader?

There are a range of different News Readers available.

Different News Readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice.

How can I sign up to RSS feeds from the Daily Chronicle?

Choose the section of Daily Chronicle that you are interested in from the list below. Click on the orange XML button and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe to RSS feeds.

However, generally speaking, you copy or enter the url (page address) of the RSS feed page into your news reader.

Here are the Daily Chronicle pages which are available for syndication:

XML RSS feed All News Updates
XML RSS feed Local News
XML RSS feed State News
XML RSS feed Nation and World News
XML RSS feed Features - Arts and Entertainment
XML RSS feed Features - Faith
XML RSS feed Features - Learning
XML RSS feed Features - Lifestyles
XML RSS feed Features - Marketplace
XML RSS feed Features - People
XML RSS feed Features - Scene
XML RSS feed Opinions - Local Columnists
XML RSS feed Opinions - National Columnists
XML RSS feed Opinions - Editorials
XML RSS feed Opinions - Letters
XML RSS feed Opinions - Prairie Flowers
XML RSS feed Prep sports
XML RSS feed NIU sports
XML RSS feed Local sports
XML RSS feed Blogs - Huskie Wire
XML RSS feed Blogs - Prep Buzz
XML RSS feed Obituaries

For additional information about RSS, try these sites:

All About RSS on FaganFinder
Introduction to RSS on
More about RSS from Yahoo!

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