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  • Park District Dish: Senior club goes above and beyond for community

    The Batavia Senior Citizens Club has been around since 1969. It serves as a place for seniors ages 55 and up to socialize, make new friends, learn new ...
    Dec. 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn tax levy stays the same for 5th consecutive year

    ELBURN – For the fifth consecutive year, the Elburn Village Board has approved a property tax levy of $824,000.
    Dec. 8, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Getting ready for Christmas in Geneva

    I am sure you are all aware that there are exactly 17 days until Christmas – and 16 actual get-ready days. Blink and it’s December. Seems like I was j ...
    Dec. 7, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Hanson: West Chicago librarian to develop Enhanced Sensory Youth Programming

    WEST CHICAGO – The Youth Services department at the West Chicago Public Library District has recognized a gap in the services we offer in regard to ch ...
    Dec. 6, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Gunter: Westmont hosts winter events

    I want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Following are some of our current projects and activities.
    Dec. 5, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • O’Kray: Glen Ellyn shines as village of volunteers

    Many characteristics help define Glen Ellyn; one of the most obvious is that it is truly the “Village of Volunteers.” Whether donating a few hours a w ...
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Lipinski: There is hope for Americans coming together

    As we approach the end of the year, the anxiety level of many Americans is running high. Despite positive employment numbers coming out of the Departm ...
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Pinkney: Metropolitan Family Services holiday gift program brings joy to families, seniors

    The holidays are typically a time for celebrating with friends and family. But this season can be stressful for families whose resources are scarce an ...
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Breen: A call for 'more meaningful fighting'

    “No one in this body thinks the Senate is laser-focused on the most pressing issues facing the nation. No one. Some of us lament this fact; some are a ...
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Valle: York Township continues to honor veterans

    Every November my thoughts immediately go to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving – two American holidays that make us reflect on who we are as a nation and ...
    Dec. 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Catching up during holiday breaks

    As I have mentioned before, college – for the most part – is great. There’s more independence; the lectures professors preach are usually entertaining ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • The Adult Activity Center and a Winter Wonderland gathering

    What would the holidays be without a party or two? Good times and good friends go together like sleigh bells and mistletoe. For members of the St. Cha ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Pesek: Morton High School District 201 is changing the narrative

    The Board of Education and Morton 201 administrators continuously work together to maximize the utilization of our resources and strive to provide enh ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline helps make a difference

    To the editor:The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19 was a day for people ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 23-29, 2015

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.A new inscript ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 2:36 pm
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