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  • Another View: The moral imperative of testing

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells a story that was distressingly familiar for children of color before the implementation of the No Child Left Beh ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • In Focus: Sunshiny day

    After returning from an amazing holiday break, I was thrown into the task of getting art to illustrate our typical winter weather last week. After fou ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Before the Diploma: It’s cool because we’re ‘just friends’

    During my winter break a few weeks ago, in between stuffing my face with leftover cookies and spending endless nights staring at a laptop screen, I so ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Another view: Words of postmaster general properly frame predicament

    Any time an official retires after devoting 40 years of honorable public service to a single institution, it’s an occasion for thanks and respect. And ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Preschool programs prepare kids for kindergarten, beyond

    Kids. They grow up so fast these days. One minute they’re crawling on the floor and saying “mama” and the next they’re ready to start picking out back ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • Letter: Not the Republican view

    To the Editor:I feel I need to respond to the letter by Sandra M. Boelke of Geneva printed on Jan. 6 ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Another view: Fix community colleges before giving free tuition to all

    For too long, America’s community colleges have been dropout mills, adept at attracting government-sponsored tuition checks, but not so good at issuin ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland debates STEM school opportunity

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland School District 302’s participation in a STEM partnership school remains in question after board members debated the issue Mond ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Another View: Say yes to Keystone and put the politicized issue to rest

    At this point, Keystone XL has more value as a political issue than as a pipeline. That’s why President Barack Obama should just approve it already an ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Our View: Rauner must make renovations

    Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois’ 160-year-old executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, eve ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Enjoy the community you live in

    During winter months, I find myself staying indoors much more. Don’t get me wrong, I love my home in Geneva, but sometimes a change of scenery is welc ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • Sound Off: Many people have landlines

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Many people have landlines I just g ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Our View: How we’ll remember Gov. Quinn

    Only days remain in Gov. Pat Quinn’s tenure as Illinois’ top elected official.His legacy as governor ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Our View: Sheriff Kramer: Year 1

    There’s a new sheriff in town, and the early stages of Donald Kramer’s tenure in Kane County is beginning to come into focus.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Good Natured: Mussels, buttons and the Fox River

    Editor’s note: This is a rerun of a column that first appeared in January 2011:Well, I popped a butt ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:23 pm
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