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  • The Write Place: Halloween magic never truly fades

    Kindergarten. Clad in an angel costume, I marched around Coultrap Elementary School with my class, the childlike excitement of Halloween washing over ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Letter: Qualified experience in government

    To the Editor: This is a letter of endorsement for 50th District candidate Valerie Burd. Val has ser ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Another view: Lift the ban

    Politicians have stoked fears that lifting a ban from the 1970s on exporting U.S. crude oil would increase gasoline prices at home. Last week the Gove ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Urging your support

    To the Editor:The purpose of this letter is to urge your support of the upcoming advisory question o ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • 'An ugly place': Levy talk continues in Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE – Members of the Kaneland School District 302 Board directed Associate Superintendent Julie-Ann Fuchs to move forward with plans for a ten ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Another View: Pending Republican election victory demands better agenda

    Allow us to be the first to congratulate Republicans on their victory. The election is not until next week, but it seems pretty clear that, come Janua ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Guest View: The county budget process – ultimate responsibility with only limited authority

    Before I was elected to serve as Kane County Board chairman, I was warned that, with 24 strong-willed board members each representing about 25,000 con ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Sound Off: One of the most fun places in town

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Fun place to watch the Bears It's Su ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • Letter: A high degree of integrity

    To the Editor:It is with great pleasure that the Elgin Association of Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 43 ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Our View: Senate Bill 16 not a fair solution to school funding

    An Illinois Senate bill that has made its way to the House could have a dramatic effect on school funding at the local level.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Lencioni has 'best job in the world'

    It was just more than a month ago that I received an email from coworker J. Tom Shaw, the former publisher of the Kane County Chronicle, regarding a m ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Good Natured: Witness a flatworm phenomenon at Delnor Woods

    The great naturalist John Muir once wrote, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • River Town Chronicles: The American flag can’t cast a ballot

    On a shelf in the garage, our American flag patiently waits to stretch its stripes, shine its stars and wave at passersby. It commemorates all those m ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Letter: They're now getting boring

    To the Editor:I'm tired of all the political commercials, Democrats and Republicans. They're now get ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • In Your Court: Divorce and retirement plans

    Recently, attorney Veronica Silva was a guest speaker for the Kane County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee on the topic of qualified domestic re ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
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