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  • Letter: Bill would seriously hurt local school districts

    To the Editor:Pending this week in Springfield is a bill that seeks to alter the way our schools are ...
    June 8, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Perez: Party to launch summer learning at Westmont Library

    WESTMONT – The temperatures are beginning to rise, the sun is (mostly) shining, and summer fun is almost in full swing. As school lets out for summer ...
    June 6, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Quigley: New labor overtime rules bad for business

    Despite opposition from the United States Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & In ...
    June 4, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Letter: Thanks to St. Petronille for great experience

    To the editor:Middle schools often get a bad rap. As our experience with these institutions comes to ...
    June 2, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: May 23-29, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    June 2, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Larson: Growth mindset makes a difference

    A student's intrinsic motivation is what deeply impacts learning. We are discovering from research that a key driver that influences and impacts a stu ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Palzet: Assessing each student's top 10 percent

    Spring is a time for blooming flowers, outdoor activities, and … school assessments. Part of the school cycle includes state and local testing in the ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Letter: Government services not worth high cost

    To the editor:Waiting in line at the airports has become intolerable. And It’s not only airports. If ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Letter: Women's lives at stake in budget mess

    To the editor:The latest budget bill sent to Gov. Rauner made it clear – the people of Illinois want ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: May 16-22, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Lightford: All children deserve same opportunity to succeed

    Time and again, we have seen the critical impact a quality education can have on a young person. However, the hard truth is that not every child in Il ...
    May 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Valle: Americans find many ways to honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States of Ameri ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Begalka: Milk Day history, does the body good

    Envisioning Harvard today as the go-to center of McHenry County may be difficult, but there was a time when it was all that and more. 
    May 23, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Letter: How we can help end bickering in Springfield

    To the Editor:I am writing to share a simple idea to help end the unnecessary partisan bickering in ...
    May 20, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Letter: Great work on library renovation

    To the editor:Kudos to the Lemont Library Board and director for the wonderful renovation of the lib ...
    May 20, 2016 - 9:43 am
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