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  • Mackey: Updates make West Chicago website more user-friendly

    Keeping up with the ways its customers are doing business and providing a superior online experience is a priority at the city of West Chicago. During ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Hinsdale

    Thumbs up to Darien teen Julia Szumny for an impressive showing at the Aug. 29 Miss Teen Illinois USA pageant. The recent Downers Grove South graduate ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Letter: Doubting Durbin's election pitch

    I have two kids; one of whom is still in college accumulating his share of student loans and the other having graduated and [is] in process of paying ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Letter: Calling for action to stop early morning train horns

    I live in Brookfield, south of Ogden Avenue. It amazes me the amount of train horns that blast throughout the night, without complaint.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Scodius: Librarians have been providing you with ad-free answers since 1200 B.C.E.

    My insides cringe whenever people ask me what I do for a living, because I’m prepared for the skeptical looks I get when I tell people I’m a librarian ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Milani: Big fall events in Brookfield

    I hope everyone had a fun summer!Brookfield celebrated the Grand Re-opening of Kiwanis Park on Satur ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Shlah: Fall's bounty at the Stickney library

    Every season has a defining characteristic which conjures up a unique sentiment and nostalgia for each of us. When I think of our seasons, I think abo ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • The Write Place: Who am I?

    When I was a preschooler and writing my first bestseller at the “writer’s workshop” table, I never dreamed that I’d one day discover a true passion fo ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Lengemann: How to better the odds preventing prostate cancer

    As any man who's had early stage prostate cancer knows, the diagnosis often requires decisions that can be difficult.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Doyle: Sleep Out Saturday to return to DuPage County

    For the 2013-14 school year, there were 1,633 children in DuPage County schools identified as homeless – a 26-percent jump from the previous school ye ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:43 pm
  • Our view: Village of Downers Grove should take action to help out business

    The village of Downers Grove is adamant that all businesses must comply with a new sign ordinance, or else face possible fines.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Rager: Local students test their 'mettle' at Irons Oaks

    Middle and high school students from Burr Ridge and unincorporated Willowbrook joined adult leaders for outdoor activities this summer at Irons Oaks E ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Cooper: Carol Stream police focus on traffic safety

    The Carol Stream Police Department has a long-standing reputation for being a traffic safety-oriented department. Just Google "Carol Stream Speed Trap ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Letter: Term limits are a must

    To the Editor:When you think about it, the lack of term limits for political office is probably the ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Westmont

    Thumbs up to Westmont High School for officially reporting a 99 percent graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year, the highest in school history, an ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:00 am
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