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  • Good Natured: The Holy Grail of all River Bug-dom

    Editor’s Note: This column is the third in a three-part series on the Fox River’s famous, or perhaps infamous, “River Bugs.”
    July 5, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Our View: Take steps to encourage more voting

    Voting is the most basic principle of democracy. Yet, very few people exercise their right to vote. ...
    July 4, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Letter: Our religious beliefs

    After the Hobby Lobby ruling, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced he will introduce a bill requiring “ ... all corporations using this Supreme Court decis ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • In Focus: Play Ball

    I’ve probably been to about three dozen Kane County Cougars games as a photographer, but last Thursday was only my third game as a spectator. 
    July 4, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Our View: Stay safe this July 4

    As far as birthday celebrations go, the Fourth of July is usually one of the best of the year.July 4 ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The Gateway: ICC’s electrifying David and Goliath story

    Today, July 4, 2014, is Independence Day, but John Tomasiewicz and his neighbors remind me of under-funded, out-manned minutemen in the midst of battl ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Theory: Just the way you are

    Where do our feelings about ourselves come from? We first become aware of our self-esteem in child ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Hybrid, cross-bred hydrangeas maintenance-free specimens

    Hydrangeas have come a long way in a very short time. The Nikko blue and orb varieties that were s ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Welcoming World Cup soccer into living room, life

    Soccer, the viewing and playing of which is enjoyed by millions, seems to quite stealthily have invaded my life – and not just my checkbook at registr ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • In Your Court: A brief contract review for residential real estate buyers

    Couples with children tend to move in the summer while the children are out of school. As a ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Another View: Court ruling could be beginning of end for public unions

    On Monday, in Harris v. Quinn, the Supreme Court made the right move in finding that Illinois home health care workers, as “partial public employees,” ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Life at East: Feeling the burn

    ’Tis the  season of picnics, parades ... and sunburns.I’ve recently gotten my inaugural burn of the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Men’s match play tournament a time-honored tradition at Pottawatomie Golf Course

    Around for more than 30 years, the annual men’s golf tournament at Pottawatomie Golf Course in St. Charles is more than just a round of golf. It’s the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Letter: It's our planet, Jennifer

    To the Editor:"Where else can we live?" asked 8-year-old Jennifer."We aren't ready to travel to unkn ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Another View: After Hobby Lobby

    When business owners enter the public marketplace, they should expect to follow laws with which they might disagree, on religious or other grounds. Th ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:40 pm
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