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  • 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
  • Crawford: Welcome to new Chamber630 board members

    At the end of July, the Chamber630 nomination committee finalized interviews for those applying to serve on the Board of Directors. Their recommendati ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Perez: Library cards offer a world of learning

    It’s that time of year again when kids are desperately trying to make the days last longer and parents are scrambling to get their children everything ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Ross: Women need to know heart-healthy stats

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. While that fact is sobering, there are important numbers you need to know to help ke ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Letter: University of Illinois making wasteful decisions

    To the editor:As one who's painfully watched my Glen Ellyn neighbor, College of DuPage, squander mil ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Meyer: The LeaderShop changes the lives of youth and adults alike

    Little did I know when I did some volunteer work for The LeaderShop 25 years ago that my involvement with the youth agency was only just beginning.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you buy your pumpkins?
    At a pumpkin farm or festival
    At the grocery store
    At the farmers market