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  • In Focus: Geneva ambassador

    I had the opportunity to spend some time last week with Geneva High School student Kayla Mickelsen. Kayla also happens to be a contestant on this seas ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Smart ways to reduce inflammation

    Achieving a healthy body and mind sounds like a noble target, but it’s one that requires more than wishful thinking. This is especially the case when ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Another View: Kasich has one good reason to root for Clinton

    Hillary Clinton has an unlikely supporter rooting for her to win Iowa: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich.Hillary Clinton has an unlikely s ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • ​Fun is auto-matic during trip to car show

    There is, perhaps, a certain irony in not driving oneself to the Chicago Auto Show, but thanks to the St. Charles Park District, car nuts and gearhead ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Another View: How Flint, Ferguson, New Orleans and Baltimore are all connected

    Flint, Ferguson, New Orleans and Baltimore – cities now inseparable from the national news stories centered there – became calamities for separate rea ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Everyone deserves hope

    To the Editor:It is time that we all acknowledge that we have failed to help families in the trouble ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Bringing Kory Home effort set in Elburn

    ELBURN – A fundraising effort – Bringing Kory Home – aims to help the family of a Kaneland High School teacher in the quest to adopt a 3-year-old boy ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:36 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Recycled politicians

    To the Editor:Long before Illinois was known as the Land of Lincoln, our great state was known as th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • Another View: Kids would rather play Xbox than make money shoveling

    WASHINGTON – Snowzilla has gone, leaving behind confused snowfall estimates, regrettable junk-food decisions, an incubating October baby boom and a li ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • Sound Off: More important than humans?

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: More important than humans? In last ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Our view: Less transparency last thing Illinois needs

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s task force to streamline government and lessen costs came out with its report earlier this month.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Stop it, Sen. Cruz. Just stop

    We get it. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is rattled. He’s afraid of losing Iowa. He doesn’t know how to deal with Donald Trump. But he sure isn’t helping ma ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'As long as all is well with your soul'

    Sometimes it’s not clear, even the day a column is due, what I should write about. Typically a thought’s been brewing and percolating, sometimes for w ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:09 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: People, pets and a pitch to readers

    Pets kept popping up in the newsroom Wednesday.Not literally (although that would have been super fu ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Another View: Donald Trump is repaying a debt to Sarah Palin

    Returning to the political stage this week to endorse Donald Trump, Sarah Palin showed she is, well, still Sarah Palin. With every sentence, a mouthfu ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:21 pm