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  • Cockrell: Assessor's office helps with home improvements, property value

    Whether building a new home, putting on an addition or remodeling, feel free to call the Downers Grove Township Assessor’s Office for an estimate of t ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Big things this week for fans of Evan Jager, football

    This is a pretty big transition week for sports fans across McHenry County and elsewhere.The 2016 Su ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Letter: Lewis caves in to extremist pressure

    To the Editor:When I watched Peter Thiel, the openly gay founder of PayPal, speak at the Republican ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Letter: Independent Maps is the only way to save Illinois

    To the editor:Every time I open a news publication regarding Illinois, it always portrays Illinois i ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Letter: Independent Maps is the only way to save Illinois

    To the Editor:Illinois government is broken. Career politicians go behind closed doors and rig elect ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Aug. 8-14, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Algonquin's Evan Jager great athlete, much more

    Evan Jager is one of the greatest athletes ever to come out of McHenry County.He proved that Wednesd ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Letter: A better way to draw legislative maps

    To the Editor:We Illinoisans know a lot about an entrenched struggle between our two parties. Today, ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Aug. 1-7, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • McCaleb: Pulling for hometown runner Evan Jager in Olympics

    These 2016 Summer Olympics already have provided so many memorable moments.• All five of Michael Phe ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Editor's Desk: Centegra overcomes obstacles to open Huntley hospital

    Congratulations to Centegra Health System and the village of Huntley.After years of planning, bureau ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Lashbrook: Taking advantage of the 'Pokemon Go' phenomenon

    Everyone is playing "Pokemon Go," EVERYONE! If you are a small business owner, and you’re not taking advantage of this massive hit game, you are missi ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Larson: Fight the summer slide

    As students enjoy their summer vacation, it’s important to be aware of the loss in academic skills and knowledge that is inherent with a three-month b ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Letter: Township has a lot to offer residents

    To the editor:I am often asked, “what are the responsibilities of Lemont Township?”For more than 150 ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Support Turning Point through radiothon

    Here are some statistics I heard late last week that made my jaw drop: Turning Point, McHenry County ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:25 am
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