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  • Good Natured: Ready for adventure? Join the Kane County Certified Naturalists

    When was the last time you observed the keeled scales on a water snake’s back? Or watched as a dozen hatchling turtles emerged from their subterranean ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'If you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope'

    The motherhood is sad, this week. Not just in my house, because my 17-year-old was mad at me for a few minutes, but everywhere. Because 17-year-olds w ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Joan Knows: Conjuring a dream parade in St. Charles

    So many of us are looking forward to the Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Charles.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Letter: Budget delay causing lasting damage

    To the Editor:This legislative session, a bipartisan bill was passed and signed by Gov. Rauner resto ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Letter: District 86 should fight against lawsuit

    To the Editor:It is troubling that board member Claudia Manley and her husband have prolonged a friv ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Letter: Thank you for support for Peanut Days

    To the Editor:The Kiwanis Club of Lombard would like to thank the many people who generously support ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Letter: Time to highlight needs of caregivers

    To the Editor:November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to highlight the needs of caregiv ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • The Write Place: More than turkey and parades

    For the second year in a row, my column has fallen on Thanksgiving Day, that day of spirited parades, turkey dinners and time with friends and family. ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Johns: Addressing the needs of gifted and talented students

    In fall 2014, a team of West Chicago Elementary School District 33 parents, teachers and administrators, led by Director for Teaching and Learning Chr ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Letter: Health care act fails to live up to promises

    To the Editor:Almost six years since its inception, the grand experiment known as the Affordable Car ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 16-22, 2015

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Letter: Climate denial just the latest anti-science effort

    To the editor:It is interesting to read the letters saying climate change is unsettled science, need ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Letter: Blood donors give the gift of life

    To the editor:Thanksgiving time.The time for me to send out thanks to hundreds of area residents who ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Letter: Parents, not police, need to take responsibility

    To the editor:Is anyone else sick and tired of the communities, particularly citizens in the black c ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Helton: DuPage District 88 celebrates School Board Day, Education Week

    On Nov. 15, DuPage High School District 88 joined school districts throughout Illinois in celebrating School Board Members Day. As you drove through A ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you buy your pumpkins?
    At a pumpkin farm or festival
    At the grocery store
    At the farmers market