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  • Hoornaert Smith: Start back-to-school season with Westmont Public Library card

    As summer winds down, students prepare to go back to school.September is the beginning of an excitin ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Begalka: School program part of historical romp through McHenry County's past

    The word “pageant” serves up “cheesecake” images of bathing beauties or perhaps boats bedecked in Venetian splendor.
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Editor's Desk: Downtown Crystal Lake is business-filled, vibrant

    I don’t get to downtown Crystal Lake near enough, but I’ve had the chance to visit several times this week as my wife and I have taken turns shuttling ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Letter: Cut back vegetation at Lake Ellyn

    To the Editor:This is to the Glen Ellyn Park District. In my 40-plus years in Glen Ellyn there have ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Editor's Desk: Support Crystal Lake, Algonquin police, Special Olympics on Friday

    Sometimes the acrimony surrounding police is puzzling for many of us who live in communities that support the police and cops support them back above ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Letter: Showing support for our police officers

    To the editor:I am writing to our Public Safety Police Officers to show my support for the selfless ...
    July 25, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Larson: Equity in AP is needed to adapt to changing economy

    The erosion of the middle class and the premium our economy places on highly skilled workers has placed a new mandate on public schools. First, school ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Letter: Reporting can impede mental health recover

    To the Editor:I would like to offer some perspective on the media’s approach to sharing the details ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • Letter: Disappointed by many at Downers Grove parade

    To the Editor:The behavior by many of my fellow citizens attending the Independence Day Parade in Do ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Letter: Cullerton's efforts help keep economy going

    To the editor:State Sen. Tom Cullerton understands the importance of completing transportation proje ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 4-10, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • McGuire: Shopping local builds community connections

    The shopping experience has changed dramatically over the last decade with the advent of online shopping. I myself have gravitated toward shopping onl ...
    July 16, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Quigley: Cycling Classic will generate tourism dollars

    With gift-in-kind sponsorship from the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Fourth Annual Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns ...
    July 11, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Littlewood: Argonne thanks community for its support

    As we at Argonne National Laboratory mark the lab’s 70th anniversary this year, we recognize the vital role of our local community in our decades of g ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Letter: Thank you for support of shelter's work

    To the editor:Housing Forward’s PADS Shelter recently ended its 24th year of providing emergency she ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you like best about the autumn season?
    Cooler temperatures
    Leaves changing
    Fall fashion
    Pumpkin-flavored drinks/food