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  • Sound Off: North Aurora's logo and motto

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: North Aurora's logo and motto In the ...
    April 27, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Good natured: Beetles that have the amazing ability to click

    Did you ever stop to consider just how many parts of your day involve clicks?Do you “click here” whe ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Our View: The 'promposal' is an invitation to teen angst

    WASHINGTON – A high school junior demolishing a bagel described the pressure."Yeah, it's stressful, ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Our View: Pass the pie, then fix the state

    Food fans will love what the Illinois House cooked up last week.Pumpkin pie was voted as the state’s ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Learning to Grow: The semi-tropical shaving brush tree an unusual beauty

    About 15 years ago, my husband and I were walking along Simonton Street in Key West, and we saw what appeared to be a colorful shaving brush on the si ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: French folly | Son loses nice shoe in Nice

    You should have seen the grin on Noah’s face when he told me that he may have left one of his dress shoes in Nice. You know, the shoes he’s supposed t ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The First Step to Becoming a Lawn Aficionado

    Spring is finally here. I know because I listen to a six-hour lecture at a local hardware store that differentiates four-step lawn fertilizer plans. I ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Another view: A Star Trek future, or a Mad Max world?

    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the compu ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Park District Dish: Commemorating the life of a beloved pet

    Many people consider their four-legged friends to be more than just pets. The Batavia Park District understands that, and in fact, a large number of d ...
    April 23, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • In Focus: Handiwork

    I visited a classroom at Wasco Elementary School in Campton Hills recently and was completely inspired. 
    April 23, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • ​Summer preschool, camps prepare earliest learners

    From getting rock-hard abs in just 15 minutes a day to losing weight in your sleep, there are a lot of life-improving schemes that claim big results i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Another View: What's Marco Rubio's secret?

    More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Eighteen candles

    Today marks the biggest day of my life thus far – my 18th birthday. Yesterday, I was merely a child, and now I am an adult. Does this mean I should st ...
    April 22, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Letter: Storm victims can protect themselves

    To the Editor:The tornado that struck Fairdale and other communities is heartbreaking, and a grim re ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • There’s never been a safer time to be a kid in America

    Imagine you are 10 years old and being led, along with your 6-year-old sibling, into the back seat of a police cruiser. The police promise to take you ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm