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  • An overblown travel risk

    Even before the murderous rampage by Islamist extremists in Paris this month, some members of Congress were sounding alarm bells about Islamic State m ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Another view: Biting the hand

    The Internal Revenue Service may be the least-loved arm of the federal government. For tax-hating Republican lawmakers still angry over what they see ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Books find happy homes

    To the Editor:Thank you, thank you, thank you!Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley was this year’s recipie ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: New year should bring new focus on mental health

    The start of a new year can be stressful. The optimism of New Year’s resolutions can quickly turn into frustration and disappointment if those goals a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • A winter survival guide

    Yes, winter is here. The temperatures are lower; the skies are gray; and the sun sets at 4:30 p.m. It’s no secret this season can bring the blues; yet ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Lions Club from Japan brings the party to Elburn

    ELBURN – With the sounding of a gong and a spirited display of singing and dancing, members of the Toki Oribe Lions Club brought a party to the Elburn ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Another view: Closing the income gap

    Glaring, and growing, inequality of wealth and income is one of the most troubling issues facing the United States and other democratic, capitalist so ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Letter: A shameful misuse of taxpayer dollars

    To the Editor:It’s bad enough that we are paying nearly 75 percent of NATO’s budget, while the Europ ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Charlemagne Awards Dinner, more events on tap in 2015

    Welcome 2015! The new year always seems to bring excitement for new opportunities and possibilities. Creating a plan of what you personally – and in y ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Sound Off: Save the taxpayers

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: They are not teachers To our new go ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 8:07 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Christ Community Church’s 30-year anniversary

    Thumbs-up and congratulations to Christ Community Church, which is celebrating its 30-year anniversary.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to cold weather

    Thumbs-down to bitter-cold weather and animals that might be endangered if left outside by their owners.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Good Natured: Tracking those 'usual suspects' in nature

    We all have ways of keeping up with current events. Some of us watch TV; some, bless your hearts, read the newspaper or www.kcchronicle.com.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Grateful children equal happy mom

    As she emptied her backpack after school one day last week, my dear daughter handed me a note. “De ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Charity chains and quarter-cart groceries

    Our family isn’t poor. Compared to the rest of the world, we live like Donald Trump. The book “The Haves and the Have-Nots” states the poorest of Amer ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:26 pm
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