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  • Valle: November holidays a time for observance, giving thanks

    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 a ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Letter: Increase property taxes to help fund stormwater fee

    To the editor:Regarding the issue of the new stormwater tax, and how it will be presented to the peo ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Letter: Several reasons to approve Brookfield library referendum

    To the editor:I am writing in support of the Brookfield Public Library tax referendum on the Novembe ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Palzet: How to balance a 21st century education

    Over the course of the past several months, a discussion about a revisioned school experience has been taking place with teachers, administrators, par ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Letter: 'Brave' Americans could have prevented Benghazi

    To the editor:I just saw an article on a U.S. military aircraft, and there’s no doubt we have some a ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Larson: Education should be campaign priority

    After listening to our two major political party presidential candidates argue and launch insults at each other over the past few weeks, it occurred t ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • Letter: Republican party not protecting our freedom

    To the editor:How excited I was to see Congressman Peter Roskam’s most recent flier. It began with “ ...
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Letter: Brookfield library referendum a smart investment

    To the editor:If you live in Brookfield, you have a library building referendum to vote on this elec ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Oliver: After-school stream of McHenry students predictably unpredictable

    Predictability is one of the keys to driving. In fact, whether we are good drivers or not, we all count on it.
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Letter: Downers Grove stormwater utility fee just another tax

    To the editor:Illinois has 6,963 taxing districts. That ranks the state No. 1 in the whole United St ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Westmont's Uncle Bub’s blends BBQ and comfort food

    WESTMONT – On Nov. 7, Uncle Bub’s will celebrate their 19th year in business. While there will be several specials – pulled pork sandwiches for $1.19 ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Letter: It's the scariest time of the year, election season

    To the editor:It’s the scary season. The season when, for kids, ghouls, goblins, jack-o’-lanterns an ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • Letter: Government regulation bad for local business

    To the editor:On Oct. 5, certain commissioners introduced a minimum wage increase ordinance for all ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Letter: Rep. Peter Roskam's Trump support epic moral failing

    To the editor:My congressman Peter Roskam brought his wife, two daughters and two sons into the cont ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Fall in Westmont marks changing of coffee, snacks menu

    WESTMONT – While most folks love the smell of fresh brewed coffee, a large percentage enjoy drinking it even more, which makes coffee one of the top-5 ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 1:03 pm