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  • 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
  • Kaneland Connection: 'Shrek' time nears at Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School senior Rachel Miller enjoys the “Shrek” movies. She said she would get the movie soundtracks so she could sing along ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Letter: A compassionate Illinois?

    To the editor:Gov. Rauner has proposed a budget beginning July 1 that totally eliminates respite ser ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Cockrell: What comes first when determining property taxes?

    The Illinois property tax system uses the assessed value to determine your portion of the local tax burden. Assessments are normally published in Sept ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Shlah: Library offers unlimited possibilities

    As our celebration of National Library Week draws to a close, we pause to reflect on the contributions of our nation’s libraries in promoting library ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    What are you planting in your spring garden?
    Flowers / ornamental plants
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