• 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
  • Maybe there is a way to create good jobs again

    The average American worker is confronting a number of problems right now – stagnant income, an overhang of debt from the housing bubble, the high cos ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Gridiron gleefulness returns

    Happy high school football season.Yup, the phenomenon warrants holiday salutation treatment, too. It ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Checking out the Cougars from the Strike Zone

    Earlier this month, I took in a Kane County Cougars game from some pretty swell seating.My husband a ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Another View: The next debate topic

    In a few weeks, the Republicans will hold their second presidential debate, and if it’s anything like the first, it’s bound to be a doozy. The continu ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • 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
  • In Focus: Waiting is the hardest part

    Who doesn’t love a parade? I again had the chance to shoot the annual Elburn Days parade, which was last Friday evening. It’s one of my favorites. 
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:54 pm
  • Another View: How to spot a worthwhile Obamacare replacement plan

    Trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has long been a popular (if futile) Republican pastime. Now replacing Obamacare is ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Lasting ways to honor loved ones

    With the approach of fall, the St. Charles Park District’s many trees really come into their own, showing off with vibrant foliage displays that paint ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Before the Diploma: College, here I come

    What do you mean my days of mindlessly lounging at home and spending warm nights in front of my laptop watching movies are coming to an end? 
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Another View: When markets plummet, who knows who's most at risk?

    When markets plummet, as they did in recent days, regulators need the answer to a crucial question: How many of the world’s banks, hedge funds and oth ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Individual and community responsibility

    You’ve heard the statistics before – approximately one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 (roughly equal to the entire population of Texas) is a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn's Potvin earns Silver Beaver honor

    ELBURN – Linda Potvin said she was surprised when she learned she was to receive the highest council-level honor that can be presented to a Scouting v ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: A summer with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce

    Sadly, my summer internship with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce is coming to a close, but I am lucky enough to walk away from this knowing how valuab ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Another View: Housing crisis more complex than a few people paying too little rent

    Much has been made of a New York family paying $1,574 a month to live in public housing while earning $497,911 a year.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:46 pm