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  • Sound Off: What to tip? It's up to you

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Tipping is up to you There was a qu ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Another View: Whatever its motive, CVS does right thing by ending cigarette sales

    CVS stopped selling cigarettes last week. The move might be little more than a business calculation for the pharmacy chain. But it is one worth cheeri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Our View: Keep the (blind) faith for STC mall

    Even the most patient and optimistic St. Charles residents have had those qualities tested when it comes to the state of the mall on the city’s east s ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Wind and rain and ... text alerts!

    On Friday, Sept. 5, some windy and rainy weather swept through portions of Kane County.Although I wa ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Good Natured: Barn swallows can be fascinating to watch

    The neighbor’s kids were out the other day, chattering excitedly as they soaked up some late-summer sun. It was snack time – seems like it’s always sn ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Use container gardens to kick off fall decorating

    As we turn the calendar to September, we start thinking about fall decorating. We may not be quite ready to load the car with straw bales, cornstalks ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Now and then

    Wednesday afternoon I got a text from my friend, Hilde. Would I like to watch Batavia High School’s annual homecoming parade with her? One of her teen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Holinger: What if the Lost Generation had Facebook?

    I’m losing my family to computerized screens. The other night, my wife, Tia, called me over to where ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 7:17 am
  • Another View: Obama strategy on Islamic State remains work in progress

    In his nationally televised speech Wednesday night, President Barack Obama had two main tasks: Describe clearly the threat from Islamic State militant ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • In Focus: Row the boat

    One of the best things about my job is that I can be sitting at my desk, and then – less than a half hour later – I’m on a boat in the middle of the F ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Mystery Diner: River House brings barbecue to downtown St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – After one bite of the Brunswick Stew, I knew I would be coming back to The River House Barbecue in downtown St. Charles. A traditional d ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Reflecting on Sept. 11, 2001

    The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States is today.It’s bee ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Adult and child classes mean double the fun

    Parents of pre-preschoolers know that the littlest children can be the biggest sponges for any experiences or entertainment adults bring their way. Ev ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Mike Fagel: Take the time to remember on 9/11

    Sugar Grove resident Mike Fagel, an educator, author and an emergency management expert, shares his thoughts on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Life At East: College clothes and the 'poor college student'

    I will soon become the proverbial "poor college student" just by doing laundry. It’s such a pain to pay $1.10 just to throw a load of clothes in – and ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 7:41 am
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