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  • Letter: How deeply our communities care

    To the Editor:On the Fourth of July, as our great nation celebrated our founding, our blessings and ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Another View: Take the cool out of Kools

    To buy cigarettes in Australia, you have to pick up a dull green package plastered with photos of a shriveled infant, a blackened lung or an old man w ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Sound Off: Unsympathetic complainers

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Too many complainers It seems like e ...
    July 21, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Our View: Thumbs-down to potential video gambling expansion

    Thumbs-down to the potential expansion of video gambling in Kane County. Batavia aldermen have taken a step toward lifting the city’s ban after a requ ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to Campton Hills church volunteers

    Thumbs-up to volunteers from a Campton Hills church who took part in service projects throughout the community as part of a special program.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Letter: Happy memories of the farm

    To the Editor:When I see children at play, I wonder what childhood memory will stand out for them wh ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: ‘Made to be a journalist’

    I always find it exciting when I can help young people learn more about journalism by having them come into our newsroom for a job shadow.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Good Natured: Golden tortoise beetle impressive and cute as a bug

    Thar’s gold in them thar hills!But hold on a sec. Before you run for your pans and pickaxes, we shou ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fairy gardening fun for adults, kids

    Fairy gardening has taken the country by storm. Maybe it’s because it is a great way to get kids in the garden; maybe it’s because gardening in a very ...
    July 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Mom learns benefits of having a drivers license-toting teen

    This whole “my kid has his driver’s license” thing sure is fascinating. But maybe fascinating isn’t quite the right word.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • In Your Court: Illinois Supreme Court rules courts may order custodial parents to pay noncustodial parents child support

    The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled “ ... a trial court may order the custodial parent to pay child support to the noncustodial parent where cir ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Living around here sure feels nice, to me

    When the switch on my desk lamp died, I announced to my wife, Tia, “I need a new light. Home Goods?”
    July 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Another View: A painkiller for student debt would also cut default rates

    The U.S. system of student loans is nobody's idea of a successful program. Default rates are near a two-decade high, burdening borrowers, the governme ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • In Focus: Fashion statement

    I’ve had the luck of photographing a lot of golf lately in the most beautiful weather. Each day on the course, it’s been breezy and sunny with lots of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Another view: Enough with these highway-spending gimmicks from Congress

    For six years, Congress has been plugging holes in the Highway Trust Fund caused by declining gas-tax revenue. Over the past two decades, the gas tax ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:10 pm
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