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  • The Write Place: Their history, my heritage

    In my AP U.S. history class, we’re studying the Gilded Age, during which turn-of-the-century America experienced changes and transformations unlike an ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Another View: The perils of political hindsight in Iowa

    On to New Hampshire. But first, before it fades, here is what’s in the rear view mirror in Iowa.On to New Hampshire. But first, before it fades, here ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn OKs consultant to help with police chief search

    ELBURN – The search for a new police chief continues in Elburn. At Monday night’s Elburn Village Board meeting, trustees unanimously approved an agree ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Another View: A lesson in regulating the other greenhouse gas

    The federal government’s proposed limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public land will protect the atmosphere against one of the mos ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Guest View: ECC trustees committed to excellence, accountability

    Over the years, Elgin Community College has grown tremendously in size and scope. But our objectives since 1949 have remained the same.Over the years, ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Another View: Zika virus shows the globalization of health threats

    An emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, about an incurable tropical disease now “spreading explosively” does not sound good. But, in fact, the Wo ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: What is he running for, CEO of the U.S.?

    To the Editor:What is happening in our country? Where is the moderate wing of the Republican Party? ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Sound Off: Taxpayers deserve much better

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Taxpayers deserve better I can’t be ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Good Natured: Creating a paradise for coyotes

    When was the last time you played “Connect the Dots?”I remember Grandma Erickson giving me a book of ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'Hairspray' gets audience members on their feet

    “You can’t stop the beat!” No kidding, not if Tracy Turnblad has anything to say about it. The bubbly, guileless teenager is played by the perfectly-c ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Talking turf at Batavia High School

    The play is in the playbook.Batavia School District 101 approved a plan Tuesday night that calls for ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Another View: Curing cancer requires easier access to genetic data

    Vice President Joe Biden’s yearlong push to cure cancer by marshaling the resources of the federal government no doubt will involve every kind of canc ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Another View: Retreat on postal reform

    The Senate could not have chosen a more appropriate title for last week’s committee hearing on the nation’s troubled postal system: “Laying Out the Re ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: Guilty until proven innocent

    I’m next in line to exit through a big box store’s white security monolith. My cart overflows with groceries, Duraflame logs and a new pair of 13-wide ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • In Focus: Geneva ambassador

    I had the opportunity to spend some time last week with Geneva High School student Kayla Mickelsen. Kayla also happens to be a contestant on this seas ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:14 pm