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  • Hickory Knolls program focuses on backyard visitors

    “Holy bat detector, Batman! There’s one about 50 feet away!”No, this is not a line of Robin’s dialog ...
    July 29, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Before the Diploma: It’s a family road trip

    In the exact moment I’m writing this, I’m with my family, driving on a highway. A highway, where I’m somewhere stuck in between an endless amount of v ...
    July 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Letter: Pothole problems in Downers Grove

    To the editor,I am driving down Main Street/Lemont Road and cars are weaving from left to right and ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Larson: A lot going on at District 87 during summer

    While one might think that for school districts summer months are spent cleaning, renovating and catching up on buildings, budgets and bus repairs, th ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • McGuire: Cutting services can carry a high cost

    When people trapped by domestic violence come to Family Shelter Service, they find a lot more than they expect. That's because we are not an isolated ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Ashton: Library works for those with disabilities

    Three times in recent weeks, traveling on the Green Line train of the Chicago Transit Authority, I saw people using wheelchairs enter the car, ride th ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Letter: A thanks to McCook, Lyons emergency teams for their professionalism

    To the editor:I wanted to write this sincere thank you to the following agencies and their members w ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Forssberg: Experience four new ways to discover Westmont

    Wow, what a summer so far! How many neighbors and friends did you meet at the Westmont Independence Day Celebration, the Taste of Westmont, the Red, W ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Determining a career can lead to sweet success

    In a perfect world, each of us would discover our calling early on in life. But because that isn’t the case for most of us, there are –  thankfully –  ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Hough: Circulation is all about customer service

    The word "circulation" is defined in library science as "the processes connected with providing for the use of library materials, including reserve op ...
    July 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Shlah: Collaboration is key at your local library

    Working in collaboration with other organizations and community partners is a great way to make the most of existing resources and gain new insights a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Perry: Brookfield library always looking to be better

    With nearly 300,000 print and digital checkouts, 30,000 logged uses of laptops and computers, and 15,000 participants in classes and events last year, ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Letter: Reflections from jury duty

    To the editor,I was called to jury duty and got selected as an alternate on a criminal case.The pros ...
    July 25, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Our View: Elburn and the Batavia Park District

    Unlike those who live in the Tri-Cities, Elburn residents do not have the luxury of thumbing through thick publications listing hundreds of recreation ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Reader Poll

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