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  • Sound Off: What are you going to do?

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: What are you going to do? What's wi ...
    April 20, 2015 - 7:45 am
  • Our View: Safety, high school football

    Head injuries in football and all sports are serious business, no doubt.While progress has been made ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Another View: Bernanke deserves Wall Street payday, but we don't have to like it

    WASHINGTON – If anyone deserves a seven-figure sinecure, it’s Ben Bernanke.The former Fed Chair put ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Good Natured: The irresistible sounds of frogs

    Last week, I traveled to southern Illinois to attend the annual Environmental Education Association of Illinois’ annual conference, “Bridging Gaps Und ...
    April 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Growing unusual vegetables from seeds

    What are the advantages of starting plants from seeds? After all, you can find many varieties of tomatoes, peppers and other family favorites as finis ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Judicial decisions are rational

    To the Editor:Earlier this month, Gov. Rauner pointedly and unfairly attacked the integrity of the I ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Another View: Poor Putin has some wealthy friends

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has an optics problem: Even as he asks people to be patient with the economic turmoil brought on in part by his respo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • In Focus: Along for the Ride

    While traveling on Route 64 in St. Charles this week, driving with my windows down, I heard a kind of buzzing sound. I looked to my right and noticed ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Another View: Why paying taxes was an unusually awful experience in 2015

    How did your tax filing go? If you needed any help from the Internal Revenue Service, chances are it was awful.
    April 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • The Write Place: History comes alive in Springfield

    Two weeks ago was spring break, a much-anticipated week off from school and responsibility. My Insta ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Letter: The power to make a difference

    To the Editor:In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley exten ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • In Russia, Clinton would already have lost

    If Hillary Clinton had just announced her candidacy to run for president in Russia, rather than in the U.S., she’d already be in deep trouble – just b ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland residents speak out on wrestling room, art cuts

    SUGAR GROVE – In the early stages of Monday night’s meeting of Kaneland School District 302’s school board, there was joy and applause for the recogni ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: 3-D printing builds possibilities and interest

    During the past few years, 3-D printing has been the technology buzzword in the news. But, in fact, it’s been around since the 1980s.
    April 14, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Another view: What conservatives care about that liberals don’t

    What separates conservatives from liberals? In the past decade, the most illuminating answers to this question have come from Jonathan Haidt, a New Yo ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:39 pm