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  • Kaneland teachers voice frustration over negotiations

    SUGAR GROVE – Using words, such as disappointed, disheartened and hurtful, dozens of teachers spoke Monday at Kaneland’s school board meeting, urging ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Alvarez: Westmont Public Library provides many digital resources

    It may not surprise you that a library has books on its shelves, but what about e-books, digital magazines, movies, language-learning services and dat ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Letter: Clock tower in plan cause for concern

    To the Editor: I agree with the village commissioners who expressed concern about the clock tower i ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Letter: Thank you to Downers Grove North for honoring veterans

    To the Editor:On Friday, November 6, I attended Downers Grove North High's annual Veterans Day event ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Letter: American Legion deserves more support

    To the Editor: I attended the recent City Council meeting in support of the American Legion’s reque ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Letter: County tax hikes cause financial burden

    To the editor:On Nov. 18, the Cook County Board passed its FY2016 Budget which included four new tax ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Letter: Bill could help to reduce gun violence

    To the Editor: The debate over the budget in Springfield drags on. "Illinois can’t afford this prog ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Good Natured: Ready for adventure? Join the Kane County Certified Naturalists

    When was the last time you observed the keeled scales on a water snake’s back? Or watched as a dozen hatchling turtles emerged from their subterranean ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'If you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope'

    The motherhood is sad, this week. Not just in my house, because my 17-year-old was mad at me for a few minutes, but everywhere. Because 17-year-olds w ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Joan Knows: Conjuring a dream parade in St. Charles

    So many of us are looking forward to the Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Charles.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Letter: Budget delay causing lasting damage

    To the Editor:This legislative session, a bipartisan bill was passed and signed by Gov. Rauner resto ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Letter: District 86 should fight against lawsuit

    To the Editor:It is troubling that board member Claudia Manley and her husband have prolonged a friv ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Letter: Thank you for support for Peanut Days

    To the Editor:The Kiwanis Club of Lombard would like to thank the many people who generously support ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Letter: Time to highlight needs of caregivers

    To the Editor:November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to highlight the needs of caregiv ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • The Write Place: More than turkey and parades

    For the second year in a row, my column has fallen on Thanksgiving Day, that day of spirited parades, turkey dinners and time with friends and family. ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
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