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  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Dec. 7-Dec. 13, 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. 16, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: How to go (safely) in the snow

    Yes, winter has returned. No one can change the weather, but – with proper preparation – many common problems associated with winter driving can be ov ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Negotiations heating up in Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE – The president of Kaneland’s school board said Monday she was hopeful negotiations between School District 302 officials and the Kaneland ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Ross: Healthy holiday eating calls for planning ahead

    The holiday party season presents a host of temptations for mindless eating.Bellying up to a buffet ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Chamber Exchanger: City of St. Charles receives praise

    Congratulations are in order to the city of St. Charles!I recently read an article where St. Charles ...
    Dec. 14, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Hagge: Westchester Public Library books offer further look into cinematic worlds

    Excited to see the new, popular movies coming out this year? "Star Wars" and "In the Heart of the Sea" are coming out in December, and "Peanuts" and t ...
    Dec. 14, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Wordinger: Some not-so-traditional movies to enjoy this holiday season

    You’ve watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” every year for decades and seen “A Christmas Story” at least a hundred times. Looking for something new to watc ...
    Dec. 12, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Decisions, decisions – navigating choices can be tough

    I was working on another column – well, I was getting nowhere with it, actually – when one of my teenagers wandered into my bedroom, flopped into the ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Our View: A strong message on animal abuse

    It was a case that stunned and angered animal rights proponents in Kane County and beyond: In March 2014, Elgin resident Stacy Fiebelkorn was charged ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • 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
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