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  • In Focus: Handiwork

    I visited a classroom at Wasco Elementary School in Campton Hills recently and was completely inspired. 
    April 23, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • ​Summer preschool, camps prepare earliest learners

    From getting rock-hard abs in just 15 minutes a day to losing weight in your sleep, there are a lot of life-improving schemes that claim big results i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Another View: What's Marco Rubio's secret?

    More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Eighteen candles

    Today marks the biggest day of my life thus far – my 18th birthday. Yesterday, I was merely a child, and now I am an adult. Does this mean I should st ...
    April 22, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Letter: Storm victims can protect themselves

    To the Editor:The tornado that struck Fairdale and other communities is heartbreaking, and a grim re ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • There’s never been a safer time to be a kid in America

    Imagine you are 10 years old and being led, along with your 6-year-old sibling, into the back seat of a police cruiser. The police promise to take you ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: 'Shrek' time nears at Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School senior Rachel Miller enjoys the “Shrek” movies. She said she would get the movie soundtracks so she could sing along ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Letter: Tightening our belts

    To the Editor: The recent announcements of proposed austerity, and the ensuing pronouncements of glo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Another View: In new millennium, no jobs open for millennials

    Young people bounce back from adversity faster than their elders, right? Not when it comes to Americ ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • 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 - 7:44 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 - 4:16 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 - 5:03 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 - 10:17 pm