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  • In Focus: Best seat in the house

    I had a bird’s-eye view last Friday for the IHSA state gymnastics preliminaries at Palatine High School. For the most part, state tournaments, such as ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Another View: Chicago mayoral election about much more than Chicago

    In any other year, the mayoral election in America’s third-largest city wouldn’t matter much to anyone beyond driving distance to Wrigley Field. This ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Before the Diploma: The perks of being a waitress

    What do flipping greasy hamburgers, cleaning popcorn off of movie theater floors, collecting money at a cash register and dealing with aggravating cus ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Another View: Wasted energy

    Climate change warriors of all stripes were focused on the White House on Tuesday, where President Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have authoriz ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Another view: A soda tax may be a good strategy against empty calories

    Is it smart to impose a sin tax on soda? Many Americans hate the idea, considering it an imposition on personal freedom. Congress, likewise, won’t go ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: The only acceptable result

    To the Editor:On Feb. 26 the Federal Communications Commission will vote to either save net neutrali ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Park District Dish: Participants prove you can be fit at any age

    Fitness is always a hot topic when a new year rolls around. A lot of people choose to wait until January to get active and healthy, but several Batavi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland elementary students embrace Black History Month lessons

    ELBURN – Deb Brubaker said she understands that John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn isn’t among the most diverse schools in Kane County. But Brub ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Letter: Where are the role models?

    To the Editor:It’s unfortunate for the Jackie Robinson West team and their young players that their ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Another View: ‘Sickening brutality’ in North Korea

    Rarely does a United Nations investigation produce such clarity and impact as did the Commission of Inquiry on human rights violations in North Korea.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Sound Off: The ones running this town

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Running this town I am responding t ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 8:12 am
  • Our View: Answers not always easy when it comes to mental health

    A chilling story surfaced last week when Geneva resident Lindsay Kanittha Souvannarath, 23, was charged with – among other acts – conspiracy to commit ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Another View: Why Wal-Mart is increasing its everyday low wages

    By April, Wal-Mart workers will no longer be making minimum wage.The retail colossus, which has seen ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Good Natured: If you're someplace wet, think mink

    Several years ago, my friend Jessi and I went exploring at McKee Marsh – a small but wonderfully diverse parcel at the north end of the Blackwell Fore ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Editors Notebook: Lending a hand at Lazarus House

    For the past three years or so, I have volunteered at Lazarus House in St. Charles. Lazarus House is ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:48 pm