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  • Before the Diploma: An addiction I cannot fix

    I think I have a problem. And I’m not quite sure that I can solve it with a spoonful of medicine or even with the best advice that my mother has to of ...
    June 17, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Hickory Knolls’ annual Firefly Festival to light up night

    Quick! Think of things that remind you of summer. Flowers, sure. Fresh fruit, of course. And fireflies, definitely. A backyard brimming with dozens of ...
    June 17, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Lengemann: sure your kids have a skin-safe summer

    Chronic exposure to the sun puts us at increased risk for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (the most common forms of skin cancer), mel ...
    June 17, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • Valle: Providing seniors with transit options is a key service of York Township

    Now that spring has sprung and summer will bring the nice weather, folks like to get out more often to shop or socialize or make their appointment wit ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Buckson: Summer reading program happening now at Westmont library

    The annual summer reading program is in full swing at Westmont Public Library, and this year it is packed with more fun than ever before! As librarian ...
    June 17, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Penrod: Youth can make a difference in the world

    I have been actively involved with The LeaderShop in La Grange since my freshman year in high school. The LeaderShop means a lot to me because it has ...
    June 17, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Program offers quick entry to a science career

    What do I want to be when I grow up? For many young adults, this is a daunting question. But for those who have an interest in science, an innovative ...
    June 16, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kane forest preserve district takes step toward buying Elburn parcel

    ELBURN – The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s effort to buy a building on Route 47 in Elburn appeared to take a step forward Monday night at ...
    June 16, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Letter: Scott Reeder's recent column has a few holes

    Reeder’s recent [opinion column published June 3] offers a succinct, if incomplete, perspective of the current budget crisis.
    June 16, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Classic cars to come out for Cruise Nites

    Cruise down to St. Charles from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights for a blast from the past.The summer mont ...
    June 15, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • Letter: Bobcat trophy hunting bill must be vetoed

    To the Editor:I am saddened that the Illinois legislature passed legislation that would allow for tr ...
    June 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Marchetti: Tourism funding makes fiscal sense for Illinois

    When visitors come to Illinois, they fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. Most importantly, they create economic impa ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • In Focus: A trip down memory trail

    The sound of rushing water, bikers and runners greeting each other, and the masses of geese honking at one another. Few people would think of these so ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Karpiel: Children can benefit from the summer reading advantage

    With summer right around the corner, we’re gearing up at Elmhurst Public Library for our annual summer reading program. The Kids’ Library will be busy ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • The Write Place: Lots of summer fun in store

    The sun is shining, birds are chirping and the temperature is finally staying above 70 degrees on a regular basis. School’s out and the pool is open. ...
    June 10, 2015 - 7:50 pm
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