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  • Schwartz: Golden times at Downers Grove South

    Civil rights, Vietnam and the Beatles dominated the headlines in 1964, and for approximately 600 teenagers in town, it was the first day of school at ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Crawford: A new beginning for local business

    I’m very proud to introduce to you, Chamber630.This new organization is the result of two great cham ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Simler: DuPagePads 10th Annual Run 4 Home upcoming

    Join us on Sept. 6 for this CARA certified 5K and 10K run and 5K walk.Gather your friends, family an ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Radogno: Property taxes: It’s all about spending

    It’s not hard to understand why property taxes are a constant source of friction. Property taxes are ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • McDonald: Supporting student success at District 99

    At the July Board of Education meeting, District 99 presented our annual “state of the district” report and progress that we’re making on our five-yea ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Lengemann: High cholesterol is a health threat to both men and women

    In the past, high cholesterol was considered to be a man’s problem. But women are at risk as well. I ...
    July 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Perez: Food rescue thriving at People's Resource Center

    Each month, thousands of hungry DuPage County neighbors visit one of People’s Resource Center’s two food pantries in Wheaton and Westmont to choose a ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Doyle: Children in need get new shoes through Bridge Communities partnership

    When a homeless family becomes part of Bridge Communities, their lives are transformed in major ways. They’re moved into a safe, stable apartment; the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • Radogno: The tragedy of a failed program

    Each year, the governor is required to present an annual budget address by an established date. But this year, political posturing has taken precedenc ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • McGuire: Understanding trauma with Family Shelter Service

    Trauma robs people of feeling safe. It interrupts their world view and can alter it forever. And traumatic experiences are more pervasive than one mig ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:38 am
  • Downers Grove Township Life Skills Program reaches far

    The Downers Grove Township's youth education program, entitled "Life Skills" has successfully completed another school year. Julie Waterman and Jason ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:40 am
  • Simler: DuPage Pads earns highest ratings from nonprofit evaluators

    DuPage Pads earns 4-star rating from Charity NavigatorDuPage Pads, a nonprofit whose mission is to e ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:39 am
  • Travis: Neighbors helping neighbors

    Great storms blew through recently and I couldn’t help but think about the figurative storms that often blow through people’s lives: health emergencie ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:36 am
  • Letter: Why does DuPage County pay the most for its county clerk?

    To the editor:In every county in Illinois, the electoral process is carried out by the county clerk’ ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:37 am
  • Radogno: Scandal shows need for budget scrutiny, transparency

    The disturbing revelations that continue to surface with respect to Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million, failed “anti-violence” Neighborhood Recovery Initiat ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:37 am
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