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  • Kaneland Connection: Sugar Grove library to celebrate summer reading

    SUGAR GROVE – A horse demonstration, Ozzie T. Cougar and a live band will help kick off the Sugar Grove Public Library’s summer reading program.
    May 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Simler: Supportive housing ends homelessness

    Cleveland stopped smiling in 1987.He was working a steady job and had been there for five years when ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Doyle: SNAP Challenge shows how important Bridge aid can be

    There’s been a lot of talk in the media about celebrities attempting The SNAP Challenge. Throughout the challenge, participants eat up to $4.15 worth ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Barrington: 7 reasons to shop local in Wheaton

    By now we have all heard the various national and regional campaigns touting the importance of shopping local. There is a "feel good" component to thi ...
    May 21, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Gunter: Events in Westmont set to rev up with the warm weather

    There’s always something happening in Westmont! With warm weather approaching, our community is busy with projects, activities, and community events. ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Benoist and Bullock: The power of a parent

    With spring and summer come celebrations and vacations – and an increase in risky social situations for high school age students.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Kopley: Carnival brings more than just fun to La Grange

    Along with proms and picnics, there’s another fun tradition heading to town. The Ahhh! La Grange Carnival unofficially kicks off the summer season fro ...
    May 21, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Grove: Student trustees do their part to keep community colleges strong

    Unlike many states, Illinois allows its community colleges to have one of their students each year sit on their school’s Board of Trustees as its Stud ...
    May 21, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Traveling Teen summer camps offer trips to suburbs, Chicago

    It should be a truism in life that one is never too old for day camp. And for tweens and teens in grades six through nine, that’s certainly the case w ...
    May 20, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Graduating from Waubonsee and learning about leadership

    My career at Waubonsee Community College really kickstarted my journey of self-discovery.My first ye ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions offer free eye screenings, pizza, ice cream

    ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club has planned a full day of eye screenings to coincide with its monthly spaghetti dinner event Tuesday at the club’s loca ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Railway oil tanker concerns need to be taken seriously

    We spend a lot of time worrying about preventing things that might never happen. We buy homeowners’ insurance and install smoke detectors in case a fi ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Outdoor activities abound in St. Charles this time of year

    The Fox Valley area is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, and St. Charles is beautiful in the spring.
    May 18, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Phalen: Celebrating the history of Albright art in Warrenville

    In 1924, Chicago-based artist Adam Emory Albright moved his art studio to Warrenville, which was at the time still a rural community. Finding a new pl ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Forssberg: It's a wonderful time of year to shop, dine and discover Westmont

    Westmont is a great place to shop, dine and discover year-round since there is always something to enjoy during each and every season. Right now we ar ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:23 pm
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    At what outdoor temperature do you turn on your air conditioning?
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