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  • Good Natured: American dipper, icon of western streams

    I would wager that most folks have heard of the Big Dipper, the famous constellation. Shoot, even astro know-nothings like me can point it out in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Our View: Way to go, Cougars

    What a great season it was to be a fan of Kane County Cougars baseball.The team won 91 regular seaso ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Another View: Federal Reserve shouldn't let language curb its ambition

    The Federal Reserve is starting to prepare markets for the end of the longest period of near-zero interest rates in its history. In doing so, it shoul ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Perennials to welcome fall

    I am terrible at saying goodbye. In fact, embracing change in general can be a bit of a challenge for me.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Picture book perfect

    I made my 16-year-old read a picture book Thursday morning before school. Yup, true story. My late ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • In Focus: Candy Land

    I can’t believe it’s already high school homecoming season, which is a prelude to my favorite season of the year, fall.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Letter: Survey shows shortages

    To the Editor:Frank Libby, president of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, needs to get his ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Another View: Immigration stutter-steps

    President Barack Obama’s zigs and zags in pursuit of immigration reform are a long-unfolding narrative now assuming epic dimensions. In the latest ins ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • In Your Court: A brief explanation of Power of Attorney for health care

    The Power of Attorney for Health Care (hereafter “Power of Attorney”) is a document that provides an individual with a method to control his or her pe ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Life at East: Hardly normal college food

    I hate college food. I have to walk a few blocks to the dining center, which inevitably is always crowded due to the dramatically larger student body ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Another view: Fracking no threat to drinking water if wells are sound

    As it turns out, fracking doesn’t necessarily pollute the water supply. But the wells used for fracking might.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Letter: Business 101

    To the Editor:The following is an open letter to the Kaneland School Board – After reading an articl ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Another View: Short on firepower

    In launching two previous wars in Iraq, the United States assembled formidable coalitions of dozens of countries. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Oman ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Finding a college that’s the right fit

    As a kid, going school-supply shopping was always something I looked forward to. Picking out a new backpack and lunchbox made me a happy girl. The nig ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland prepares to start superintendent search

    With hopes of having the district’s next permanent superintendent named by January, the Kaneland School District 302 Board tonight is set to hire a se ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 7:03 am
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