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  • Letter: Teen speaks out against plastic bags

    To the Editor:My name is Abby Goldberg. I am 15 years old. I like to discuss plastic bags because I ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Letter: Clyde Estates says no to sidewalks

    To the Editor:As a resident of Clyde Estates, I am speaking out against the proposed reconstruction ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Crawford: New benefit enhances Chamber630 membership

    Chamber 630 is proud to announce yet another new benefit of membership: a scholarship will be awarded to a member or their student, furthering their e ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Stadalsky: D-201 students raise $20K through Jump Rope for Heart in Minooka

    Jones Elementary students in Minooka Grade School District 201 went above and beyond to raise money for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Hinsdale

    THUMBS UP: Way to go, Madison. The Hinsdale school was named one of the top 50 American public elementary schools by thebestschools.org. Academic exce ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: The future looks bright as Lombard pioneers the next generation of streetlight technology. As part of a pilot program, ComEd will install 4 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: Taking advantage of available teaching resources is the duty of any educational institution. York High School succeeded on that front Feb. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lemont

    THUMBS UP: Here’s a unique and fun way to enjoy the winter weather. The Lemont-based Green Valley Dog Drivers provided dog sledding entertainment Feb. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up for Glen Ellyn

    THUMBS UP: It's really hard to break through as an aspiring author. Even among the greats of literature there are many tales of rejection letters and ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Thumbs up for West Chicago

    THUMBS UP: Here's a pair that can probably spell "accomplishment" with ease. Seventh-grader Kurt Leano and sixth-grader Sarah Gramit finished first an ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Thumbs up for Wheaton

    Since we wrote about Austin Hethcoat of Wheaton last week, the effort to fund his family’s plan to buy him a more robust wheelchair has picked up stea ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Helton: Vision 20/20 aims to transform Illinois schools

    At District 88, our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement. As part of that mission, we continue to stay informed ab ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Quigley: Economic outlook is both good and bad

    I have both good and bad news to share: the United States of America boasts the best economy on earth. It’s true. The good and bad news are the same, ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Ticknor: Unexpected flood can't stop learning at Lemont High School

    You may have heard that we had some unexpected – and certainly, unwanted – excitement a couple of weeks ago.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Westmont

    THUMBS UP: Looking for motivation to work out? Let Charlie Smith be your inspiration. The Western Springs resident, who works out at the Westmont Park ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
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