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  • Moyer: Hitting the ground running with big plans for District 205

    Greetings!I am not sure that it has sunk in yet. I have been asked to serve as the next superintende ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break the cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn’t know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    July 9, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Our view: Sales tax hike in Cook County would do more harm than good

    When Toni Preckwinkle took over as president of the Cook County Board in 2010, she had some tough decisions to make.
    July 9, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • The Write Place: Cabo: An indescribable experience

    If you Google “Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,” images of the famous arch rock formation and sun drenched beaches pop onto your screen. Advertisements for swa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Our View: Resident turf lawsuit a waste of time, money

    There are a lot of things in the world for parents to legitimately worry about when it comes to their kids' safety. Allergies, strangers, bullying … i ...
    July 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Reed: Music Mondays in the park starting up July 6 in Wheaton

    Date night isn’t just for Saturdays anymore! Starting July 6, Monday will be the new favorite day of the week. Every Monday in July, from 6:30 to 8:30 ...
    July 8, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Doyle: Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ moving to the summertime

    Ahh, summer. The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the pace is a little slower. The pleasant aroma of charcoal grills drifts from the Glenwood Avenu ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials seek lessons from Metra controversy

    ELBURN – If the Cubs win the World Series and plan a celebratory parade, odds are good that officials in Elburn would have considered some options for ...
    July 7, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Park District Dish: Quilt show to take on patriotic twist

    The Batavia Depot Museum will host the ninth annual Quilt and Textile Show from July 17 through 19 at the Eastside Community Center and Shannon Hall, ...
    July 7, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Schlichting: District 105 works to put focus on the Whole Child

    At the heart of the School District 105 Strategic Plan is our dedication to educating the Whole Child. This ensures that our students are challenged a ...
    July 7, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Pesek: Summer off to a great start for District 201

    I’m happy to report that our summer has gotten off to a great start!Our varsity and junior varsity r ...
    July 7, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Letter: Ace Hardware in Berwyn gives great service

    To the editor:I wanted to give a shout out to the crew who work at Ace Hardware at Cermak Road and E ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Tobolski: In defense of a 1 percent sale tax increase

    It is without question that an increase in Cook County’s portion of the sales tax is the most fiscally responsible way to address the County’s pension ...
    July 6, 2015 - 5:40 am
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