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  • Before the Diploma: Are online classes really better?

    I am pretty fortunate to have been born in the late 1990s. I grew up in a time where I still was able to have a traditional childhood and play with do ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Play possibilities practically endless at St. Charles Park District

    Children and Shakespeare share one key bit of knowledge: The play’s the thing. And whether James is strumming a guitar in music class or Hannah is sho ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Simler: DuPagePads celebrates 30 years of service

    At DuPagePads' 13th annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at Benedictine University in Lisle, attendees reflected on the age ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 26- Nov. 1, 2015

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Bussey: Glen Ellyn library introduces Digital Media Lab

    Do you have old home movies on VHS tape that you would like to convert to DVD? Or maybe you have a large collection of photo slides that you would lik ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Big projects set to wrap up soon in Elburn

    ELBURN – By next week, the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District should be settled into its new station on Route 38.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Gbur: WDSRA's Lekotek Family Play Program helps kids learn through play

    Lately I have been telling everyone about a brand new program that just opened its doors. I am proud to say that it is a family support program the We ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Valle: York Township Food Pantry invites community support

    October brings the colors of the changing seasons, and Halloween reminds us that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far behind. This is the time of ye ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • For the love of trucks and toddlers

    Last week I got to have a play date. A real one, complete with toddlers, a playground and a construction loader – you know, one of those nifty, wee, y ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Good Natured: Problems with woodpeckers? Time to move your clock

    Tick tock, tick tock,Merrily sings the clock.It’s time for work, it’s time for playAnd so it sings t ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Formento: Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce kicks off holiday events

    One of the main goals of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is to present community events throughout the year for the entertainment of the Glen Ellyn ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Joan Knows: Reflecting on past Halloween costumes

    Retirement has brought many good times and delights, such as sleeping past the snooze alarm and spending rush hour at home sipping a cup of tea.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 7:24 pm
  • Larson: Make America great again by prioritizing education

    America is known as a land of opportunity, and throughout our history the escalator to achieve success has always been our education system. While Eur ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 19-25, 2015

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland begins tax levy process

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland School District 302 Associate Superintendent Julie-Ann Fuchs on Monday night started the district’s levy process with an announ ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 8:25 pm
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