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  • Winter: Public library provides a world of opportunity

    We’re not just about books anymore. The public library has changed, but many people don’t realize how many needs the library can meet. For example, ha ...
    NEW: Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Ashton: Library board providing excellent leadership

    One of the unique features of American public libraries is the way they are organized and governed. Almost all our public libraries are structured as ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Smith: First steps toward the future of building a 21st century preschool

    In recent weeks, elementary, middle school and high school students across the area have all gone back to the classroom after a long and restful summe ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Snakes – even venomous ones – have important jobs to do

    Maybe you’ve heard, a snake caused quite a stir in the Tri-Cities this past week.After a lead story ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Goldsborough: Tween services at Thomas Ford Memorial Library

    The Youth Services Department at Thomas Ford Memorial Library is well-known for exciting programs. Questions about our next series begin even before t ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • River Town Chronicles: When 'packin'' means more than going on a trip

    I load the gun, one round at a time. I cock the pistol and s-l-o-w-l-y ease open the sliding glass door. The thief, continuing to plunder, doesn’t hea ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Our View: Remembering those lives lost in the Plainfield tornado

    Today is one of those days no one really wants to remember, but the gravity of what transpired demands we do not forget.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Castro: Berwyn South School District 100 kicks off new school year with new initiatives

    On Aug. 24, Berwyn South School District 100 welcomed back all of our students and their families for their first day of the 2015-16 school year.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Valle: York Township thanks retired staff member for service

    I would like to take this opportunity to give special mention and express my sincere appreciation to a longtime member of our front office staff who r ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Nelson: Gearing up for a new year at District 41

    It's hard to believe that the first day of school is here – Aug. 24. It's an exciting time. Before that first school bell rings, I want to share a few ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Before the Diploma: College, here I come

    What do you mean my days of mindlessly lounging at home and spending warm nights in front of my laptop watching movies are coming to an end? 
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Lasting ways to honor loved ones

    With the approach of fall, the St. Charles Park District’s many trees really come into their own, showing off with vibrant foliage displays that paint ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Weitzel: Residents' help of local police absolutely outstanding

    In the past year, law enforcement across the country has come under great scrutiny and hardship for the actions of less than 1 percent of the sworn la ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn's Potvin earns Silver Beaver honor

    ELBURN – Linda Potvin said she was surprised when she learned she was to receive the highest council-level honor that can be presented to a Scouting v ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Lengemann: Parents can take steps to prevent, treat concussions

    With the fall high school sports season upon us, it’s time for some reminders to prevent and treat concussions – brain injuries that occur when the he ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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