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  • Good Natured: Squirrel scatter hoarders rewarded for their talents

    Years ago, as a rookie staff writer at a restaurant magazine, I had the pleasure of working with a tremendously talented senior editor named Audrey. H ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Larson: Parent involvement is important

    We recently completed our first semester parent-teacher conferences, and this year we added a new feature – student interpreters for parents who only ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Letter: A 'thank you' for help with fallen tree

    To the editor:Wanted to say “thank you” to two great neighbors (you know who you are), and to the Gl ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Joan Knows: 'The Ugly Sweater' and practical gifts at Christmastime

    There seems to be a new symbol of Christmastime giving.It’s called “The Ugly Sweater.”Perhaps this i ...
    Dec. 10, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Quigley: Elmhurst puts burden on back of business

    At each of its November meetings, the Elmhurst City Council took anti-business votes based on the wants and then needs of a small minority of resident ...
    Dec. 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • The Write Place: 'The most wonderful time of the year'

    With Thanksgiving behind us and a majority of December still ahead, I can now officially say we’re in the midst of the Christmas season. It’s a pictur ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Waterman: ‘What Would You Do’ if you were faced with situations of conflict?

    My family enjoys watching the TV show What Would You Do?, hosted by John Quiñones on Friday nights. It’s a hidden camera show that puts ordinary peopl ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2015

    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 ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Park District Dish: Senior club goes above and beyond for community

    The Batavia Senior Citizens Club has been around since 1969. It serves as a place for seniors ages 55 and up to socialize, make new friends, learn new ...
    Dec. 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn tax levy stays the same for 5th consecutive year

    ELBURN – For the fifth consecutive year, the Elburn Village Board has approved a property tax levy of $824,000.
    Dec. 8, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Getting ready for Christmas in Geneva

    I am sure you are all aware that there are exactly 17 days until Christmas – and 16 actual get-ready days. Blink and it’s December. Seems like I was j ...
    Dec. 7, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Hanson: West Chicago librarian to develop Enhanced Sensory Youth Programming

    WEST CHICAGO – The Youth Services department at the West Chicago Public Library District has recognized a gap in the services we offer in regard to ch ...
    Dec. 6, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Gunter: Westmont hosts winter events

    I want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Following are some of our current projects and activities.
    Dec. 5, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • O’Kray: Glen Ellyn shines as village of volunteers

    Many characteristics help define Glen Ellyn; one of the most obvious is that it is truly the “Village of Volunteers.” Whether donating a few hours a w ...
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Lipinski: There is hope for Americans coming together

    As we approach the end of the year, the anxiety level of many Americans is running high. Despite positive employment numbers coming out of the Departm ...
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you excited about the beginning of spring?
    Spring is my favorite season. Can't wait.
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    I can't handle spring allergies
    I'll miss winter