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  • Reed: Music Mondays in the park starting up July 6 in Wheaton

    Date night isn’t just for Saturdays anymore! Starting July 6, Monday will be the new favorite day of the week. Every Monday in July, from 6:30 to 8:30 ...
    July 8, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Doyle: Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ moving to the summertime

    Ahh, summer. The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the pace is a little slower. The pleasant aroma of charcoal grills drifts from the Glenwood Avenu ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials seek lessons from Metra controversy

    ELBURN – If the Cubs win the World Series and plan a celebratory parade, odds are good that officials in Elburn would have considered some options for ...
    July 7, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Park District Dish: Quilt show to take on patriotic twist

    The Batavia Depot Museum will host the ninth annual Quilt and Textile Show from July 17 through 19 at the Eastside Community Center and Shannon Hall, ...
    July 7, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Schlichting: District 105 works to put focus on the Whole Child

    At the heart of the School District 105 Strategic Plan is our dedication to educating the Whole Child. This ensures that our students are challenged a ...
    July 7, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Pesek: Summer off to a great start for District 201

    I’m happy to report that our summer has gotten off to a great start!Our varsity and junior varsity r ...
    July 7, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Letter: Ace Hardware in Berwyn gives great service

    To the editor:I wanted to give a shout out to the crew who work at Ace Hardware at Cermak Road and E ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Tobolski: In defense of a 1 percent sale tax increase

    It is without question that an increase in Cook County’s portion of the sales tax is the most fiscally responsible way to address the County’s pension ...
    July 6, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Ticknor: Lemont High students join to help Impact Lives

    What started as a modest fundraising effort by three Lemont High School students – juniors Hope Conway, Olivia Matthews and Jenna Molaro – ultimately ...
    July 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: Glenbard West science center a lesson in ignorance

    To the Editor:The village trustees' … vote to destroy the George Zahrobsky botanic garden has taught ...
    July 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Keefe: Check out book versions of sizzling summer movies

    There’s something about sitting in a dark room with a big screen that feels especially indulgent and refreshing on a sunny summer day. 
    July 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Good Natured: All about angelica, the beautiful behemoth

    Holy great angelica, Batman!During the past few weeks I’ve gotten a number of requests for identific ...
    July 3, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
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