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  • Leibforth: Stress is good for you?

    As the school year gets underway, I observe children saddled with cargo too heavy for their slight shoulders.
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McGuire: Funding must be restored to human service organizations

    It took a long time for Leticia to make the decision to take her children and leave. It had been more than a year since she had received assistance at ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Good Natured: Two of my favorite words: Enormous spider

    “Let me show you something hideous!”My friend Mrs. Janet was pretty emphatic as she pulled her phone ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Higgins: Westmont Public Library celebrates 500 years of Latino American history

    I am proud to announce that the Westmont Public Library is one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country to receive the Latino American ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Perez: People's Resource Center is your neighbor

    The dictionary has several definitions for the word "neighbor." It can refer to proximity – being or living near to someone. It can refer to a person. ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Kapala: Fun fall festivities available around Wheaton

    Even though our bathing suits and sunscreen are just barely put away for the summer season, it’s time to start thinking about back to school and autum ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Before the Diploma: What I hate about driving

    I’m casually driving down a long, country road. I’m jamming out to a random variety of tunes on my iPod, singing along to each song lyric that I have ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Fall rocks at STC Underground

    Come fall, students may sing the back-to-school blues, but they can start humming a different tune through STC Underground programs that help the seas ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • 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
  • Reader Poll

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