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  • Another View: A wealthy oligarchy of donors is dominating 2016 election

    The United States may be turning a corner in presidential politics. Although the election itself is more than a year away, the latest reports to the F ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • In Focus: For love of the game

    As the sun set on summer 2015, I began reflecting on some popular summer attractions – such as swimming pools, bike trails and ice cream shops.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • Another View: Trump isn't the problem in Republican debates

    Republicans have a presidential debate problem. Again.In the 2012 race, Republican primary candidate ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • The Write Place: Savoring the summer

    If you’ve visited any stores lately, you’ve been inundated with everything from No. 2 pencils and notebook paper to backpacks and binders. Following w ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • ​Guest View: What will be your legacy?

    It’s August, and that means the end of summer, the start of the new school year and time to reflect on your legacy. What Will Be Your Legacy Month is ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Another View: Lifting export ban on crude oil would be boon to U.S. economy

    A bill lifting the United States’ irrational and outdated ban on exporting domestically produced crude oil passed a Senate committee last week, a day ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn trustees OK deal with Batavia Park District

    ELBURN – Village residents will be able to buy a household membership with the Batavia Park District.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Our View: Keep negotiations in governor's hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Stunned and shocked

    To the Editor: I awoke [on a recent] Saturday morning to find my name splashed across news media abo ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Sound Off: The Jenny McCarthy sightings

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: The Jenny McCarthy sightings I love t ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 6:25 am
  • Our View: Please, try this at home

    Missing Campton Hills teen Emily Czajkowski’s safe return to her family this week elicited much community rejoicing while summarily drawing ire from a ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Good Natured: Duct tape and a family of hummingbirds

    “Mythbusters,” the TV show that debunks rumors, legends and pseudo-scientific claims, once did an episode on the many uses of duct tape. To summarize ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Getting married and a new last name

    As I briefly noted in last week’s column, I got married in October.I’m still on cloud nine!The cerem ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Another View: The travesty of Cecil the lion

    The wrath of the Internet has descended upon Walter Palmer, the Minneapolis-area dentist who has acknowledged killing Cecil, a star lion of Zimbabwe’s ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The danger of garage door initiatives

    We’re backing out of the garage when, as the door whirs down, my wife, Tia, says, “That really looks terrible!”
    July 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm