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  • Tobolski: Cook County offers assistance to veteran-owned businesses

    As the chairman of the Veteran’s Affairs Committee of the Cook County Board, I spend considerable time meeting with veterans and identifying opportuni ...
    April 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lengemann American Stroke Month spotlights symptoms, awareness

    Maybe you were gardening and suddenly felt a little dizzy, lost your balance and coordination, or had trouble walking. Maybe you were shopping and had ...
    April 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gunter: Upcoming events to keep Westmont busy

    A lot is happening in Westmont. The following are some of the village of Westmont's current projects and activities.
    April 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Doctor of Catholic faith opposes SB 1564

    To the editor:As both a Catholic and a physician, I am strongly opposed to SB 1564, which is current ...
    April 27, 2015 - 5:10 am
  • Letter: Riverside chief argues for after school program funding by state

    To the Editor:Law enforcement calls the after-school hours the prime time for juvenile crime. That’s ...
    April 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Let's get Railroad Days back on track to recovery in 2016

    No carnival. Check.No live music. Check.No food vendors. Check.Sadly, the checklist is longer for hi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Letter: Tollway limits are too little, too late and unsafe

    To the Editor:A 70 mph speed limit on metro Chicago tollways would be safer than the mostly 55 or 60 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Letter: Reader thanks Pihos for service

    To the Editor:I would like to thank Sandra Pihos for her many years of service to our community. San ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Park District Dish: Commemorating the life of a beloved pet

    Many people consider their four-legged friends to be more than just pets. The Batavia Park District understands that, and in fact, a large number of d ...
    April 23, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • Chester: York to pioneer partnership with Indiana University

    Effective next fall, York Community High School will be the first high school in Illinois to partner with Indiana University through its Advance Colle ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ​Summer preschool, camps prepare earliest learners

    From getting rock-hard abs in just 15 minutes a day to losing weight in your sleep, there are a lot of life-improving schemes that claim big results i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Letter: Support HB306

    To the Editor:HB306, the opt-out bill, has moved from committee to the Illinois House of Representat ...
    April 22, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Mackey: West Chicago initiative to make healthy choices fun, easy

    The city of West Chicago and its many community partners are getting ready to launch the Healthy West Chicago initiative, which has been in developmen ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McMaken: Historic Wheaton landmark searches for new name

    The Blues Brothers, basketball, a junior high, and a grocery store might not seem to have a lot in common. However, all of these are somehow tied to t ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Larson: Public schools require support for increasing responsibilities

    The inception and establishment of public schools began in the 16th and 17th centuries. Compared with today, the original expectations for America's p ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
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