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  • Learning to Grow: Fairy gardening fun for adults, kids

    Fairy gardening has taken the country by storm. Maybe it’s because it is a great way to get kids in the garden; maybe it’s because gardening in a very ...
    July 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Mom learns benefits of having a drivers license-toting teen

    This whole “my kid has his driver’s license” thing sure is fascinating. But maybe fascinating isn’t quite the right word.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • In Your Court: Illinois Supreme Court rules courts may order custodial parents to pay noncustodial parents child support

    The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled “ ... a trial court may order the custodial parent to pay child support to the noncustodial parent where cir ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Living around here sure feels nice, to me

    When the switch on my desk lamp died, I announced to my wife, Tia, “I need a new light. Home Goods?”
    July 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Another View: A painkiller for student debt would also cut default rates

    The U.S. system of student loans is nobody's idea of a successful program. Default rates are near a two-decade high, burdening borrowers, the governme ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • In Focus: Fashion statement

    I’ve had the luck of photographing a lot of golf lately in the most beautiful weather. Each day on the course, it’s been breezy and sunny with lots of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Another view: Enough with these highway-spending gimmicks from Congress

    For six years, Congress has been plugging holes in the Highway Trust Fund caused by declining gas-tax revenue. Over the past two decades, the gas tax ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Ackerman: Facebook revisited

    I’ve done it. I’ve gone back on my word. When I wrote that article last November, my thoughts were the truth, but now I’ve changed my mind. I now have ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Rowing down the river – park district boat rentals

    It’s one thing to walk by the Fox River or drive above it. It’s a whole other thing to actually be out on the water. What better way to experience the ...
    July 16, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District celebrates Park and Recreation Month

    If you’re feeling cramped and like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not alone. Alm ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: BIG WALK crew conquers mosquitoes on 70-mile hike

    ELBURN – A tennis ball-sized spider, “gigantic” flies and mosquitoes “so bad, we didn’t notice the flies.”
    July 15, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Enjoy free artwork year-round at Waubonsee

    Summer brings a wealth of opportunities for getting out and experiencing all the region has to offer. While concerts abound and carnivals beckon, some ...
    July 15, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Letter: Avoiding important issues

    To the Editor:Democratic Illinois Gov. Quinn and the other progressive, they seem to no longer want ...
    July 15, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • Another View: Latest Fed minutes misunderstood by investors again

    The gap between what the Federal Reserve says about monetary policy and what investors think it’s saying would be funny if it weren’t so important. Mo ...
    July 15, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Another View: World Cup victory symbol of German resurgence

    “Weltmeister Deutschland! Jaaaaaaaaaa!” reads the celebratory front page of Germany’s most popular daily newspaper, Bild. Germany won soccer’s World C ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:39 pm
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