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  • Good Natured: There’s no business like shrew business

    Earlier this week, a couple of members of the St. Charles Park District naturalist staff headed out to complete some prep work for an upcoming school ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Views: One year after GOP shutdown, it's time for America to change course

    About a year ago, the federal government came to a dead halt – shut down by the obstructionism of Republicans in Congress.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Our View: Learn about the candidates

    The election is Nov. 4, and early voting starts Oct. 20.That means the clock is ticking for you to f ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn mysteries

    Monday night has become a regular night to eat out with several of my friends. Last week, as we departed one of our favorite spots, we all noted how t ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Beloved teacher John Dryden announces retirement; he will be missed

    Well, it finally happened. Veteran Batavia High School social studies teacher John Dryden, one of Noah’s all-time favorite teachers, has reportedly le ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • In Focus: 100 years strong

    Having just celebrated my – cough – 40th birthday, I was in awe of Fran Gustafson as I watched her celebrate her 100th at Delnor Glen assisted living ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Another view: Worry about Ebola in West Africa, not Texas

    Health officials have known for weeks that it would happen, and now it has: A case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. More such cases a ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Letter: Only Americans

    To the Editor:Republicans and Democrats in Congress must end their partisan bickering and join with ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • The Write Place: Who am I?

    When I was a preschooler and writing my first bestseller at the “writer’s workshop” table, I never dreamed that I’d one day discover a true passion fo ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Another view: Shattered security

    A House committee hosted a hearing Tuesday on security breaches at the White House. It had been called after the Sept. 19 incident in which a troubled ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Another View: Jeb Bush's struggle to win over conservatives

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Jeb Bush went to Greensboro, North Carolina, to stump for Thom Tillis, the state House speaker and the GOP candidate for the U ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Letter: Generous support

    To the Editor:The Elburn fire department would like to thank the community for the generous support ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • KEA president: Members will be 'active participants in the 2015 school board elections'

    Lori Shroka, president of the Kaneland Education Association, read this letter Monday night at the Kaneland School District 302 Board meeting:
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Another View: Policing the border patrol

    Few federal government agencies have grown as quickly as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the 21,000 agents, double the number in 20 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Letter: Bond referendum is way too much

    To the Editor:The following is an open letter to Tina Bleakley, a member of the Batavia School Distr ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:35 pm
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