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  • Kaneland Connection: Folks on Spokes event targets bike riders in Elburn

    ELBURN – Ben Westfall said when he thinks of the benefits of living and working in Elburn, a big plus is the ability to get around without a car.
    June 9, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Domeracki: District 94 students driven to succeed

    I am so proud of our students; they constantly surprise me with how they rise to the challenge when stretched by our faculty and staff. Here are some ...
    June 9, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Larson: Be wary; education cuts never heal

    Want to know how legislators get through the gridlock of state budget woes and policy reform proposals? Visit a local meat factory and watch sausage b ...
    June 9, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: June 1-7, 2015

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Road work done ...
    June 9, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Chamber Chat: Swedish Days marks the beginning of summer – for me

    Growing up in Geneva, I remember thinking that Swedish Days (not the calendar or end of the school year) marked the beginning of summer.
    June 9, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Wrzesinski: Nonprofit designed to keep services for seniors going

    As a member of the 50-plus category, I can say that my perspective about aging has dramatically shifted as each decade has passed me by. Looking aroun ...
    June 12, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Good Natured: The wood thrush – Beguiling, alluring and haunting

    Editor’s note: This is an update of a column that originally was published in June 2010.Beguiling. A ...
    June 5, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • Letter: Concerns about Opus Group development

    To the Editor:I share the concerns expressed by village trustees and residents over the proposed Opu ...
    June 5, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Smith: Pruneau set great example for District 205

    When Dave Pruneau walked in the door of the Superintendent’s office July 1, 2011, District 205 was in the middle of extended teacher negotiations; the ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Our view: To defeat heroin, we must accept that it affects us all

    It’s easy to think of heroin addiction as something that happens to other people, other families. Especially if you and your children have made it thr ...
    June 5, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Letter: Don't cut Medicaid funding for nursing homes

    To the Editor:I am writing to urge our friends and neighbors to join us in our efforts to hold the l ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Letter: In defense of bicyclists on the roads

    To the Editor:[Recently] someone kindly asked in the Sound Off section why many people ride bicycles ...
    June 4, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Park district tennis lessons for kids of all ages

    Love might literally mean nothing in tennis, but mastering the finer points of this centuries-old game can mean everything when it comes to enjoying a ...
    June 3, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Doyle: Supportive housing is a sound investment for Illinois

    Gov. Rauner’s proposed 2016 budget severely cuts or eliminates many of the state-funded programs that save money for the state. Unfortunately, it appe ...
    June 3, 2015 - 7:46 pm
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