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  • Before the Diploma: I’m feeling a bit red, white and blue

    Nothing says summer quite like the Fourth of July. With the holiday this weekend, a majority of Americans are busy hitting the local supermarkets to g ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Letter: Do lights at Nazareth Academy for football benefit the community?

    To the editor:In response to the Our View editorial [published in the June 24 edition of the La Gran ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • JoJo the Clown to lead Fourth of July bike parade in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE – JoJo the Clown has her Clown Victoria decorated in its bright colors and flowers, and it will be ready to go for the Sugar Grove Fourth ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Grunke: West Suburban chamber dares to imagine

    John Lennon’s hit song, "Imagine," reminds us about living life beyond borders – letting go of ego and everything in our lives, which prohibit and lim ...
    June 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Powers: Why not have a library at the airport?

    Last month, my wife and I were at O’Hare Airport. We had a four-hour flight ahead of us, and we were sitting in the airport trying to kill a couple of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Ritz: Berwyn Police rev up Junior Cadet Program

    After recently searching our police department archives, it was discovered that our Berwyn Police Explorer program will be celebrating their 50-year a ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Letter: Kirk's comment has cost him a vote

    To the Editor:The junior senator from Illinois, Mark Kirk, thought he was back in a high school lock ...
    June 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Letter: Glenbard Parent Series thanks supporters

    To the Editor:I want to express my deep appreciation for the generous sponsors of the Glenbard Paren ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Our view: Berwyn two-way mirror saga comes to proper conclusion

    It can seem really unfair when regional and national attention is focused on what is really just a local issue. Sometimes that wider attention does mo ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Our view: Riverside let down by county in effort to fight heroin

    There’s something seriously wrong when Riverside police have to turn to a DuPage County organization to help fight the heroin crisis in this area.
    June 26, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Our view: Elmhurst flooding solution needs to be top priority

    When severe flooding hit the Chicago area in April 2013, it was easy to argue that it was simply an Act of God and that it didn’t necessarily mean tha ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Smith: Summer of fun and swim safety Lions Park Pool

    When the Clarendon Hills Park District's Lions Park Pool opened for the 2015 season over Memorial Day weekend, this event served as the community's of ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Pineda: Help West Chicago define the future

    The city of West Chicago is undertaking a community planning process that will result in the creation of the West Chicago Strategic Plan, which will g ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Quigley: Tourism is big business for DuPage, Illinois

    While the city of Chicago is obviously a worldwide attraction in the visitor and tourism industry, DuPage County ranks second to Cook County in the St ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Helton: District 88 shares highlights from 2014-15 school year

    On June 7, nearly 1,000 students walked across the stage during the commencement ceremonies at Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools and into the ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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