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  • Perry: Brookfield library always looking to be better

    With nearly 300,000 print and digital checkouts, 30,000 logged uses of laptops and computers, and 15,000 participants in classes and events last year, ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Letter: Reflections from jury duty

    To the editor,I was called to jury duty and got selected as an alternate on a criminal case.The pros ...
    July 25, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Our View: Elburn and the Batavia Park District

    Unlike those who live in the Tri-Cities, Elburn residents do not have the luxury of thumbing through thick publications listing hundreds of recreation ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Moore: Elmhurst Public Library gets set for its inaugural Comic Con

    On Aug. 1, the Elmhust Public Library will host its first Comic Con! Comic Con is short for Comic Convention – an event to celebrate all things relate ...
    July 23, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Ticknor: Preparing students for a digital world

    I recently watched a National Geographic special on the 1980s, and was struck by this fact: the smartphones we use today are more powerful than any co ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • The Write Place: The gift of family

    Princess Diana once said, “Family is the most important thing in the world.” Having been blessed to ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Weseloh: Grant brings programs from PBS series to West Chicago

    West Chicago Public Library District, in partnership with West Chicago City Museum and Mexican Cultural Center of DuPage County, has been awarded a “L ...
    July 22, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • Simler: Meals and volunteers needed this summer at DuPagePads shelters

    DuPagePads provides meals, overnight housing and safety 365 nights a year to families and individuals who are homeless, but summer is where we are mos ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia heats up for 23rd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off

    Local Batavia residents Bill and Cheryl Pierson brought the first Chili Cook-off to the city of Batavia in October 1992. The first cook-off was in fro ...
    July 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials deny forest preserve district request

    ELBURN – Members of the Elburn Village Board on Monday night unanimously voted against a proposal by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to bu ...
    July 21, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Crawford: Celebrate business success with Chamber630

    While America was honoring its 239th birthday on the most glorious weekend of the year, Chamber630 was celebrating right along with our great country; ...
    July 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Coen: All signs point to another great year for Westmont Public Library

    Every year, public libraries throughout Illinois collect and report various data to the Secretary of State to provide a snapshot of the services and p ...
    July 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Chamber to host annual golf event

    It’s time to tee off. Grab a few friends, co-workers, business partners, and organize a foursome to join us for the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Milani: Lots of great events still to come in Brookfield

    Greetings everyone. Tom Milani here from the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. I hope you all had a happy and safe Independence Day. The weather was per ...
    July 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

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