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  • Tobolski: In defense of a 1 percent sale tax increase

    It is without question that an increase in Cook County’s portion of the sales tax is the most fiscally responsible way to address the County’s pension ...
    July 6, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Ticknor: Lemont High students join to help Impact Lives

    What started as a modest fundraising effort by three Lemont High School students – juniors Hope Conway, Olivia Matthews and Jenna Molaro – ultimately ...
    July 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: Glenbard West science center a lesson in ignorance

    To the Editor:The village trustees' … vote to destroy the George Zahrobsky botanic garden has taught ...
    July 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Keefe: Check out book versions of sizzling summer movies

    There’s something about sitting in a dark room with a big screen that feels especially indulgent and refreshing on a sunny summer day. 
    July 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Good Natured: All about angelica, the beautiful behemoth

    Holy great angelica, Batman!During the past few weeks I’ve gotten a number of requests for identific ...
    July 3, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Our view: Banners a good early step toward a healthier city

    West Chicago officials, and particularly Mayor Ruben Pineda, have talked at length in recent months about their desire to combat the city’s alarming c ...
    July 3, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Gunter: Plenty of activities around town this summer in Westmont

    There’s always something to do in Westmont! I encourage everyone to take time for fun and enjoy our community events!
    July 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Our view: Downers Grove did right by Clyde Estates residents

    Questioning government decision-making is a key part of democracy. Every action, statement and dollar spent should be able to stand up to scrutiny. Af ...
    July 9, 2015 - 7:16 pm
  • Bussey: Glen Ellyn Public Library brings back summer meals program

    Do you find it hard to concentrate when you are hungry? Do you get a bit cranky if you have not eaten? Imagine what it would be like not to have lunch ...
    July 2, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Kolodziej: Being green, saving green at District 99

    Everyone at District 99 strives to incorporate an energy conservation ethic into our facilities. In 2002, we launched a comprehensive energy conservat ...
    July 2, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Our view: Plan for lights at Nazareth deserves study

    Despite the assertions of a recent Sound Off submission, it’s highly unlikely that allowing lights on the football field at Nazareth Academy will “[de ...
    July 2, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Palmisano: District 45 seeks input on future plans

    School District 45 welcomes all stakeholders to participate in the process of building the future of our students. The District 45 Board of Education ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Before the Diploma: I’m feeling a bit red, white and blue

    Nothing says summer quite like the Fourth of July. With the holiday this weekend, a majority of Americans are busy hitting the local supermarkets to g ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Letter: Do lights at Nazareth Academy for football benefit the community?

    To the editor:In response to the Our View editorial [published in the June 24 edition of the La Gran ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:07 pm
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