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  • Our view: Consolidation efforts a great step forward for DuPage

    In the aftermath of the Illinois Supreme Court’s expected decision to strike down the 2013 pension reform law, the state now finds itself in an even b ...
    May 13, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland Krier members earn state honors

    MAPLE PARK – Members of Kaneland High School’s student newspaper scored big in recent state competitions.
    May 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Letter: Crunching the numbers on COD's 'disinformation'

    To the Editor:At the March board meeting, a high-power, high-profile public relations firm was offic ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Geneva to offer variety of upcoming events, giveaways

    Do you know a member of CASA Kane County, the Geneva Academic Foundation, Geneva Community Chest, Geneva History Museum, Geneva Lions Club, Geneva Mus ...
    May 11, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Sharpe: Community can make difference in fight against ALS

    May is ALS Awareness Month. ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is an incurable disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that ...
    May 11, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Letter: Focusing on clean jobs for Earth Day

    To the Editor:[April 22], Earth Day, several busloads of us went to Springfield to see our state [re ...
    May 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm
  • Letter: Reflections on COD board's inaugural meeting

    To the Editor:It was a privilege to attend [April 30]'s COD board meeting. Reform has begun as the t ...
    May 9, 2015 - 6:56 pm
  • Letter: Opposed to Westmont reform resolution

    To the Editor:Gov. Rauner is pushing a "Turnaround Agenda" onto local governments in an attempt to i ...
    May 9, 2015 - 6:54 pm
  • Good Natured: Coexisting with Mama Robin and her brood

    When we humans build our homes, we want them to be solid, safe and secure. They are our primary means of shelter from the elements – everything from i ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Our view: Bar owner should take down mirror, stop scaring female patrons

    It’s all a big joke.So says Ronnie Lottz, the owner of Cigars and Stripes, a bar in Berwyn that caug ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Native plants make gardens naturally beautiful

    Did you know native plants can help reduce air pollution? That they require less water than lawns? That they provide food and shelter for birds, bees ...
    May 6, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Family of geese soon to be released from Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    ELBURN – Last week, the Fox Valley Wildlife Center welcomed in a family of geese that had been in distress. According to the center, the goose family’ ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Letter: Neustadt thanks voters

    To the Editor:Considering this week marks my last serving the Village Council during my current term ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Palmisano: Art show shines as District 45 masterpiece

    Creativity. Ingenuity. Depth. Music. Love. These are the words to describe our recent PTA Council art show April 10. The creative work of more than 30 ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Letter: A monopoly on force

    To the Editor:Government has the ultimate power: a monopoly on force.Who or what makes it so imperat ...
    May 2, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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