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  • Another View: Preventing friendly fire from the sky in Afghanistan

    As the Pentagon investigates the airstrike that killed 22 civilians at an Afghan hospital last weekend, it’s crucial authorities be as transparent as ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Before the Diploma: One hectic journey

    It all started as a normal Friday night; I swear. All we wanted was dessert.áThe evening began at Ca ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Primrose Farm events pack in farm fun

    If an apple a day can keep the doctor away, just imagine what an afternoon spent at Primrose Farm’s orchard can do for one’s health.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Mass shootings not a gun problem

    To the Editor:With the most recent shootings in Oregon, our president once again has ignorantly poin ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Another View: How Obama can sell the Pacific trade deal to Congress

    After five years of tortuous negotiations, the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnersh ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Forest preserve facility plan back on Elburn's radar

    ELBURN – Members of the Elburn Village Board took a fresh look Monday night at a plan by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to buy property a ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Voting records and more

    To the Editor:Citizens have got to know about Project Vote Smart, a nonpartisan group of students an ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • Another View: Don't read too much into Clinton's 'SNL' sketch

    The first thing worth pointing out about Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” is that she is a decent actor. Jimmy Fallon, who was on the show for ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • Sound Off: Stay off the road

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Stay off the road I’m calling in re ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 6:45 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Pound cake with a twist

    In “Twenty Dinners” (Clarkson Potter), Ithai Schori, a photographer/former professional cook in New York City, and friend Chris Taylor, an independent ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Our View: Harvest time means safety time

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was not a noted agriculturalist, nevertheless proclaimed the first National Farm Safety and Health Week in 1944.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Another View: The U.S. economy is still missing 2.7 million jobs

    If the U.S. Federal Reserve is looking for reasons to increase interest rates sooner rather than later, it won’t find many in the latest employment nu ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Styers: Amazing air plants add variety to your collection

    Living in the Midwest, we are used to having some of the richest soils in the world. It might surprise you to learn that about 10 percent of all plant ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Otto: Honey that smells bad? Not for long

    It’s a fact of life when living in and around nature. Sooner or later, you’re going to ask, or be asked, “What’s that smell?”
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Guest View: Goodbye to an old beat and hello to a new one

    Let me start out by saying that all I really wanted to say is, “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” Fans of Douglas Adams’ book series “The Hitchhi ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm