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  • 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
  • Kaneland Connection: New church in near future for St. Gall

    ELBURN – St. Gall Catholic Church might be at its new location as early as 2017. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Tim Seigel, announced Sunday that leade ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Another View: Carbon tax could manage uncertainty over shale oil and gas

    The shale revolution is over, says Astenbeck Capital Management’s Andrew J. Hall, the so-called god of crude oil trading. And the coming supply shorta ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Letter: Help on 9/11 garden appreciated

    To the Editor:The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District’s Stephen Coomes, Nick Sharp and J ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Another view: Mutual inaction

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans they would make a “closing argument” to midterm election voters in the session of Congress that b ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Letter: Keep ALS dollars local

    To the Editor:By now you have seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos of people getting doused with ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Chamber Chat: A smooth move

    On June 23, I received a phone call. The voice on the other end was my father, with the news that he had decided to downsize. Swedish Days had just en ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:43 pm
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