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  • 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
  • Kaneland Connection: Road maintenance plans get green light in Elburn

    ELBURN – The Elburn Village Board on Monday night unanimously approved a plan for significant roadwork projects to get underway.
    March 17, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District offers new teen programs

    Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager?Looking back, I can confidently say my adolescent ...
    March 17, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Lengemann: Six ways to beat spring allergies

    Spring means baseball, blooming flowers and, for about 35 million Americans, the sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes of seasonal allergies that are ca ...
    March 17, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Hewitt: District 58 announces kindergarten enrichment program

    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 will pilot an Optional Kindergarten Enrichment and Enhancement Program this fall in the District’s Title 1 scho ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Smith: Westmont library to add enhanced online services this spring

    The library will upgrade to a new online catalog April 14 that will provide library users with easier access to materials. The catalog connects Westmo ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Chamber Exchanger: Expo to feature mascots, magic show and more

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!Green clothing, drinks, food and hopefully starting to see some green grass, ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Hold Roskam accountable on homeland security

    To the Editor:Attention residents of Illinois’ 6th Congressional District: Wake up! On March 3, your ...
    March 13, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Durkin: 'Year of the Budget' requires bi-partisan effort in Illinois

    The spring legislative session is underway in Springfield. A new governor is at the helm and optimism is abound in the capitol. The legislature’s sing ...
    March 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Drumbeat of bad news vindicates COD faculty

    When a union can’t see eye to eye with the leadership of the organization that employs its members, there could be any number of factors at play. Some ...
    March 12, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Our view: Don't balance budget by taking from towns

    If Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to get local government officials on board with his state budget proposal, he's got a long way to go.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Our view: Don't balance budget by taking from towns

    If Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to get local government officials on board with his state budget proposal, he’s got a long way to go.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should all workers get paid sick and/or vacation leave?
    Paid sick leave only
    Paid vacation leave only
    Both
    Workers should not be entitled to either