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  • Letter to the Editor: 'Manure'

    To the Editor: This starts out as an old farmer’s memories. As we go on, however, it will transform ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Another view: Republicans chart four paths to stopping Trump

    Every major Republican presidential campaign, and every allied super PAC, confronts the same question at their morning strategy meetings: What do you ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland board continues to discuss advertising policy

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland’s school board took a step toward approving new advertising guidelines at its meeting Monday night.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Words of wisdom’

    To the Editor: As we enter another campaign season leading up to the 2016 elections, we are filled w ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Another View: Will Russia and China beat U.S. in the Arctic?

    President Barack Obama should be applauded for gathering world leaders in Anchorage this week for a U.S.-led conference on “Global Leadership in the A ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Sound Off: Kindness is greatly appreciated

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Kindness is greatly appreciated I am ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • 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. 31, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • 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