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  • Simler: Meals and volunteers needed this summer at DuPagePads shelters

    DuPagePads provides meals, overnight housing and safety 365 nights a year to families and individuals who are homeless, but summer is where we are mos ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia heats up for 23rd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off

    Local Batavia residents Bill and Cheryl Pierson brought the first Chili Cook-off to the city of Batavia in October 1992. The first cook-off was in fro ...
    July 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials deny forest preserve district request

    ELBURN – Members of the Elburn Village Board on Monday night unanimously voted against a proposal by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to bu ...
    July 21, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Crawford: Celebrate business success with Chamber630

    While America was honoring its 239th birthday on the most glorious weekend of the year, Chamber630 was celebrating right along with our great country; ...
    July 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Coen: All signs point to another great year for Westmont Public Library

    Every year, public libraries throughout Illinois collect and report various data to the Secretary of State to provide a snapshot of the services and p ...
    July 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Chamber to host annual golf event

    It’s time to tee off. Grab a few friends, co-workers, business partners, and organize a foursome to join us for the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Milani: Lots of great events still to come in Brookfield

    Greetings everyone. Tom Milani here from the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. I hope you all had a happy and safe Independence Day. The weather was per ...
    July 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Leibforth: Red cups of alcohol are not for teens

    The red Solo cup has become a cultural icon. It announces: “I am – not so subtly – partaking in the consumption of alcohol, so get on board or get out ...
    July 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Hernandez: State needs more than 'business approach'

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and some leaders in the state have argued that we need to approach the financial challenges facing the state of Illinois “like a bus ...
    July 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • White: Sidewalk Sale Celebration brings great savings to shoppers

    Everyone loves a deal, let’s be honest. There are not many things better than finding that perfect something while spending less. And, to really make ...
    July 20, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Letter: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrates Independence Day in Glen Ellyn

    To the editor,"Love of one's homeland is part of Muslim faith" - saying of Holy Prophet Muhammad.Th ...
    July 19, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Letter: Downers Grove Rotary works to keep GroveFest vendors local

    To the editor,In response to [the] July 1 "More affordable, local flavor needed at GroveFest" [Sound ...
    July 18, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Good Natured: Extraterrestrial bug? No, it's a dobsonfly

    Editor’s note: This column is an update of a piece that originally ran in July 2009.I still can reme ...
    July 17, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Lipinski: Celebrating freedom and honoring those who make it possible

    Almost 240 years ago, a small group of brave individuals stood up to their powerful oppressors and declared themselves an independent nation, changing ...
    July 17, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Letter: Depending on blood donors and giving back

    To the editor:A large plurality of the American populous has no idea why hospitals in this country d ...
    July 16, 2015 - 12:28 pm
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