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  • Paul: Doing the right thing takes time

    When I started working for the city of Countryside in 2007, the mayor made it very clear that he expected employees to be held accountable for their a ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Thumbs up

    Dressed in an orange-and-black outfit inspired by Captain America, complete with a shield, St. Charles East student Keith Dwyer radiated school spirit ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs down

    Perhaps it's a man walking to the door of your house, wanting to sell you some steaks. Maybe a van stops in your neighborhood, the doors open and youn ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Good Natured: Rattlesnake master – an odd plant with an odd name

    Walking up to Hickory Knolls each morning, I never cease to be struck by the abundance of beauty displayed by our native wildflowers.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Doyle: Sleep Out Saturday returning soon

    It’s cold. It’s uncomfortable. It’s not easy. And every year, we are so glad we did it.Since 2004, t ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Letter: Correcting misconceptions about Downers Grove historic preservation

    To the editor:This letter corrects misstatements someone anonymously alleged in the Sept. 9 Sound Of ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • The Write Place: All dolled up

    It all started when I, around the age of 2, received a Bitty Baby doll for my birthday. Clad in teal footie pajamas, the doll was originally christene ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: It’s Snoopy time

    We’ve got Snoopy on the brain at the Geneva Public Library. He is the official spokes-dog for National Library Card Sign-Up month, and Peanuts Worldwi ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Cremascoli: Downers Grove District 58 school year off to great start

    There’s something so refreshing about the start of a new school year. The reunion of friends and classmates, the smell of new books and crayons, the a ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: New course at WCC offers students greater chance of success

    At Waubonsee Community College, our vision statement says our success is defined by the dreams we help shape, the opportunities we help design and the ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland board unanimously OKs budget

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland’s school board unanimously approved the 2015-16 budget for District 302 on Monday night.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Surveys say healthy relationships abound in La Grange District 105

    At the heart of our success in La Grange School District 105 are the trusting relationships we develop around the needs of our students.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Ritz: Stepping up traffic safety enforcement

    One of the most important missions we take on as a police department is to continually improve the safety of our residents and visitors to Berwyn.
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Keefe: Public libraries are still the People's University

    As part of our strategic planning process, the Hinsdale Public Library surveyed our community in a variety of ways this summer.
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: A boatload of good ol’ water beetles

    Last week, the mystery and allure of the “Geneva snake” grew too strong to resist; I had to go check things out for myself.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you buy your pumpkins?
    At a pumpkin farm or festival
    At the grocery store
    At the farmers market