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  • Our View: Staying on task to stop bullying

    Score one for the bullied kids.What began as an innocently-crafted petition has gained enough backin ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Our View: Thanking mom for the start of our journey

    Long before Anna Jarvis campaigned in the early 20th century to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday, many individuals were familiar with these word ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Good Natured: Coexisting with Mama Robin and her brood

    When we humans build our homes, we want them to be solid, safe and secure. They are our primary means of shelter from the elements – everything from i ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: A guide to biking in the Fox Valley area

    It’s nice out. You’re ready for some exercise. You hop on your bicycle.Where are you going?Destinati ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: Your hometown could always be verse

    When Carl Sandburg personified Chicago as “Hog Butcher for the World, / Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, / … City of the Big Shoulders … ,” the Second Ci ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Another View: Rodents may be able to predict next big earthquake

    The 10 biggest earthquakes recorded since 1900 have taken more than 1.5 million lives – not counting the toll from the 7.8 magnitude temblor in Nepal, ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • In Focus: America's Game

    As Walter Guzy stepped onto the field at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Tuesday – his 99th birthday – he paused and just looked around the sta ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Prom’s the word

    Prom. Or as any girl would call it: a night of applying spray after spray of mega-hold hairspray, posing for awkward couple photos, wearing extravagan ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Another view: Huckabee's the down-home GOP candidate

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee entered the GOP presidential race Tuesday.Although he’s not viewe ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Table Talk with Ally: Being a student, employee and team member

    On Sunday, I will turn 18 years old. I’ve had a job since I was 16. Three weeks after my 16th birthday, I started my first day at Wendy’s.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Native plants make gardens naturally beautiful

    Did you know native plants can help reduce air pollution? That they require less water than lawns? That they provide food and shelter for birds, bees ...
    May 6, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Family of geese soon to be released from Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    ELBURN – Last week, the Fox Valley Wildlife Center welcomed in a family of geese that had been in distress. According to the center, the goose family’ ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Letter: Religion, bigotry and tolerance

    To the Editor:Why do many so-called religious people camouflage bigotry?Why does a business owner ca ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Another View: The last mile for polio

    Pakistan now stands as the main barrier to the global elimination of wild poliovirus.In two other co ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Another view: Carson, Fiorina won't change 2016 election

    Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have made their presidential candidacies official.This is simple: No on ...
    May 4, 2015 - 6:31 pm