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  • Good Natured: A dedicated volunteer and his 'tenants' at Hickory Knolls

    If you’ve ever visited Hickory Knolls during May, June or July, you’ve probably noticed a certain bubbliness in the air, a constant, cheerful chatter ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Kruser: Head over to Helen Plum in Lombard for Library Card Sign-up Month

    If you’re a Lombard resident who does not yet have a Helen Plum Library card, here are some great reasons why you should take advantage of the opportu ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The Write Place: Fall in love with autumn

    There’s just something about the arrival of autumn that I look forward to every single year. I don’t know if it’s the cooler weather or the variety of ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland board continues to discuss advertising policy

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland’s school board took a step toward approving new advertising guidelines at its meeting Monday night.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Formento: Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities

    What is a Chamber of Commerce? The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is many things to many people.The ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Winter: Public library provides a world of opportunity

    We’re not just about books anymore. The public library has changed, but many people don’t realize how many needs the library can meet. For example, ha ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Ashton: Library board providing excellent leadership

    One of the unique features of American public libraries is the way they are organized and governed. Almost all our public libraries are structured as ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Smith: First steps toward the future of building a 21st century preschool

    In recent weeks, elementary, middle school and high school students across the area have all gone back to the classroom after a long and restful summe ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Snakes – even venomous ones – have important jobs to do

    Maybe you’ve heard, a snake caused quite a stir in the Tri-Cities this past week.After a lead story ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Goldsborough: Tween services at Thomas Ford Memorial Library

    The Youth Services Department at Thomas Ford Memorial Library is well-known for exciting programs. Questions about our next series begin even before t ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • River Town Chronicles: When 'packin'' means more than going on a trip

    I load the gun, one round at a time. I cock the pistol and s-l-o-w-l-y ease open the sliding glass door. The thief, continuing to plunder, doesn’t hea ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Our View: Remembering those lives lost in the Plainfield tornado

    Today is one of those days no one really wants to remember, but the gravity of what transpired demands we do not forget.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Castro: Berwyn South School District 100 kicks off new school year with new initiatives

    On Aug. 24, Berwyn South School District 100 welcomed back all of our students and their families for their first day of the 2015-16 school year.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Valle: York Township thanks retired staff member for service

    I would like to take this opportunity to give special mention and express my sincere appreciation to a longtime member of our front office staff who r ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Nelson: Gearing up for a new year at District 41

    It's hard to believe that the first day of school is here – Aug. 24. It's an exciting time. Before that first school bell rings, I want to share a few ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Reader Poll

    How do you feel about summerlike weather continuing into September?
    I love it. The more summer, the better
    It's OK, but I hope it's a bit cooler in October
    I'd like to see the cool fall weather kick in right away
    I can't stand this weather in July, let alone September