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  • Weseloh: West Chicago Public Library upgrading wireless infrastructure

    As mobile use increases and the expectation of wireless access continues, demand for wireless access providers will also continue. Libraries are a gre ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Quigley: Always remember is my Memorial Day mantra

    Shortly after I became president and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry in November 1999, retired banker and chamber volunteer Ralph P ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Letter: COD board action was not mean-spirited

    To the editor:I must strongly disagree with that portion of the May 8 op-ed piece accusing Deanne Ma ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Reeder: Madigan not the one to call for transparency

    SPRINGFIELD – “We need taller interns,“ a statehouse wag told me my first year covering the Illinois Capitol. I was a bit perplexed. After all, at 6-f ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Our view: Now’s the time to revel in nice weather, great events

    In the depths of January’s icy freeze, no doubt many of us wondered why anyone would choose to live in such a frozen wasteland. In February and March, ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Our view: Now's the time to revel in nice weather, great events

    In the depths of January’s icy freeze, no doubt many of us wondered why anyone would choose to live in such a frozen wasteland. In February and March, ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Lipinski: We need a fix, not a bandage on transit system

    As the deadline looms to pass a long-term surface transportation bill in Congress and as federal funding for public transit has been under attack, I l ...
    May 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Orzel: District 113A looks back on year of accomplishments

    It is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of the school year. Looking back at the year, the district is proud of its many accompli ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Park District Dish: Grant helps fund healthy lifestyle education

    The Batavia Park District wants kids to get outside and play this summer. Local kids have a variety of options available for outdoor play, including H ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • 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
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