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  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: Well that was fun. Lombard, once again, celebrated Independence Day with the Taste of Lombard. Great weather seemed to make the food taste ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Electricity rates will only get worse

    To the editor,The village of Lisle just notified us all of new electricity rates:New rate: 7.31 cent ...
    July 10, 2014 - 6:50 pm
  • A beeline for self-checkout

    When I go to the grocery store, I often use the self checkouts. It's usually quicker for the customer, and the store doesn't have to pay an employee t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Corr: Chamber's calendar full of great events

    More than 100 Barrington area business and community leaders will hit the links July 14 at Wynstone Golf Club during the annual Barrington Area Chambe ...
    July 9, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • Kleckner: Hinsdale Public Library offers something for everyone in busy summer months

    A friend from Texas once explained that moving slowly was the only way to survive the sun: "Hustle too much down in San Antonio and you’d give yoursel ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Moore: Why buy when you can borrow from library?

    Recent news articles are full of tips to save money – in particular, how to curb your spending on “extras,” things like magazines, movie tickets, and ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Kaneland Connection: 'Mattress' time at Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – When Alec Kovach first was looking to try out for a play, he was nervous. Just in case he was thinking of changing his mind, a friend too ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs down to the possible demolition of the Edwards Home. The property, which is currently for sale and is being marketed as a "prime development pa ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • McGuire: Understanding trauma with Family Shelter Service

    Trauma robs people of feeling safe. It interrupts their world view and can alter it forever. And traumatic experiences are more pervasive than one mig ...
    July 7, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Westmont

    Thumbs up to Westmont resident Jenny Maison for opening her Blue Beaker store on June 21. After several successful years operating out of an Ottawa st ...
    July 7, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • LaRocca: Addison chamber jumps into summer

    Well, here we are…moving through summer at breakneck speed! Our annual golf outing turned out to be a great day. Golfers were able to get in a full ro ...
    July 6, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Newman: To vacation or not to vacation: the summer business condundrum

    The weather has taken a turn, and summer has finally arrived in Chicagoland. As a business professional, you look over your calendar and weigh the odd ...
    July 6, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Off the Deep End: Maintenance of an old wife

    Dear Stan,Remember the 40-ish-year-old natural blond you spotted on the dance floor some 30 years ag ...
    July 5, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • ‘Chicken girl’ of Grayslake makes waves

    If you’ve ever gone to a meeting of a public body, you probably noticed how few average citizens attend.
    July 4, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Unlikely activist puts son first

    Pam Harris is just a Lake County mom looking after her disabled adult son.She’s not a particularly p ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
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