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  • Letter: A case against endorsements

    To the Editor:Every time election season is upon us the hairs on the back of my neck begin to raise ...
    March 20, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Quigley: Strong U.S. manufacturing benefits local economy

    Since the “Great Recession” ended in June of 2009, America’s economy has rebounded slower than desired, but is still doing better than the rest of the ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:12 am
  • Letter: Warrenville reader wants Clean Slate for College of DuPage

    To the Editor:I am very upset by the corruption we see week after week at College of DuPage. That's ...
    March 19, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Our view: Saying 'no' to pensions sets tone for looming reform debate

    There’s no easy way to whittle down the state’s $111 billion (that’s “billion” with a “b”) pension deficit.
    March 19, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Smith: Spring brings whirlwind of activity to park district

    As March roared in with unseasonable temperatures (both low and high), the signs of spring are beginning to make their appearance. What does that mean ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Letter: Downers Grove resident encourages young people to vote, touts endorsements

    To the Editor:As a tax paying millennial in Downers Grove, I am particularly concerned about good lo ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • Bastian: It's not too late to weigh in on Carol Stream's future

    Work on Carol Stream’s new comprehensive plan continues this spring, and there are still a few opportunities for you to share your thoughts and ideas ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • Phalen: New exhibit to explore health, wellness in West Chicago

    The subject of health is a hot topic today, but the notion of health and wellness has changed throughout history. The City Museum, as a partner in the ...
    March 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Barrington: Downtown Wheaton is about to explode with activity

    With the official start of the spring season this week, combined with the long-awaited warmer temperatures, Downtown Wheaton becomes the destination f ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Cervantes: Spring brings future brides, Wedding Walk to Glen Ellyn

    Spring is such a time of renewal. The anticipation of better weather, fresh foliage and summer dreams bring many hopes of fun futures to come. Being i ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Our View: Drop in Riverside crime rates a credit to police, residents

    All it takes is a couple of attention-grabbing crimes, and people start to feel less safe. That's human nature and totally understandable.
    March 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Ricker: Where’s the library card catalog?

    It seems like only yesterday that many of us learned how to use a card catalog. School teachers and library staff showed us how opening long wooden dr ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Castro: Learning never stops with technology at District 100

    This past week, Berwyn South School District 100 celebrated national Digital Learning Day in our schools. Digital Learning Day provides an opportunity ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Weitzel: Are we prepared for crude oil train catastrophe?

    The fiery derailment of a train near Galena on March 5 is just one of four in the past year involving tank cars carrying crude oil from the Balkan reg ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: Encouraging women in STEM

    Why is it important to get more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM?
    March 17, 2015 - 8:07 pm
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