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  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn trustees back sales tax referendum

    ELBURN – Village trustees on Monday voiced support for the wording of a referendum question that would seek to increase Elburn’s sales tax.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Valle: Township governments play vital role in Illinois

    Over the years I have done a lot of research into the history of York Township and its government.In ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Event with lieutenant governor on tap for Sept. 30

    Last week, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural progressive Food and Spirit Pairing to kick off Chamber Week.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Law: District 86 opens even more lines of communication with school community

    Now that it is mid-September, we are firmly strapped in for the new school year and students have settled into the familiar routine. 
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Orzel: District 113A's State of the District presentation

    We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us to hear how we are changing the conversation about education in District 113A. At 6 p. ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Letter: Our local schools are like sweatshops; where's the AC?

    In 2011, Amazon came under fire when workers at a Pennsylvania warehouse labored in 100-plus degree heat while packing boxes.
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Paul: Doing the right thing takes time

    When I started working for the city of Countryside in 2007, the mayor made it very clear that he expected employees to be held accountable for their a ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Thumbs up

    Dressed in an orange-and-black outfit inspired by Captain America, complete with a shield, St. Charles East student Keith Dwyer radiated school spirit ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs down

    Perhaps it's a man walking to the door of your house, wanting to sell you some steaks. Maybe a van stops in your neighborhood, the doors open and youn ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Good Natured: Rattlesnake master – an odd plant with an odd name

    Walking up to Hickory Knolls each morning, I never cease to be struck by the abundance of beauty displayed by our native wildflowers.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Doyle: Sleep Out Saturday returning soon

    It’s cold. It’s uncomfortable. It’s not easy. And every year, we are so glad we did it.Since 2004, t ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Letter: Correcting misconceptions about Downers Grove historic preservation

    To the editor:This letter corrects misstatements someone anonymously alleged in the Sept. 9 Sound Of ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • The Write Place: All dolled up

    It all started when I, around the age of 2, received a Bitty Baby doll for my birthday. Clad in teal footie pajamas, the doll was originally christene ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: It’s Snoopy time

    We’ve got Snoopy on the brain at the Geneva Public Library. He is the official spokes-dog for National Library Card Sign-Up month, and Peanuts Worldwi ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Cremascoli: Downers Grove District 58 school year off to great start

    There’s something so refreshing about the start of a new school year. The reunion of friends and classmates, the smell of new books and crayons, the a ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Reader Poll

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