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  • In Focus: Storming through

    Usually, it’s the springtime sports weather that throws me for a loop. This week, I arrived at St. Charles North High School for a preview story we we ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Holinger: A hymn to stay-at-home moms

    OMG, back to school! Back to the morning melee: pulling on socks, checking backpacks, making breakfast and trying to get the Odyssey filled and emptie ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • No one wins in fight for legroom at 40,000 feet

    WASHINGTON – As I have mentioned before, I’m 6-foot-2 and all leg, so I’m very sympathetic to folks who complain about legroom. However, like many tal ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Another view: A shot at the 2024 Summer Olympics for D.C.

    Washington, D.C., is in the running to be the nation’s official bid city for the 2024 Olympic summer games. Not surprisingly, the prospect of hosting ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Life at East: Dorm sweet dorm

    Although it shouldn’t come as a surprise, it’s weird to call myself a “college student.” A few weeks ago, I started at Illinois State University, and ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Happy feet: New Dance Academy programs, pricing have dancers jumping for joy

    With dance genres such as ballet and tap considered classics, and even more recent styles such as jazz and hip hop now becoming staples of a dance stu ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Another View: It helps to have a hospital room with a view

    Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don’t have to be ugly as well – and there’s ample evidence that aesthetics matte ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: It will take an investigation

    To the Editor:Our family was thrilled to move to a town as quaint as Batavia less than one year ago. ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Park District Dish: If walls could talk: Batavia’s history runs deep in Depot Museum

    You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Batavia takes great pride in its ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • KYSO, marching band to be displaced by pipeline project

    MAPLE PARK – At least two organizations will be affected starting next month in the Kaneland High School area, as a TransCanada natural gas pipeline u ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Another View: Picking on for-profit colleges

    By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world – so President Barack Obama told Congress in his 2009 S ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Letter: Why won't Hultgren have public meetings?

    To the Editor:Why is U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren afraid to hold public town hall meetings in the 14th C ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Sound Off: Buried in taxes

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: They are burying me I want to know wh ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:10 am
  • Bank of America settlement leaves questions unanswered

    The Justice Department’s $16.7 billion settlement with Bank of America Corp. is a big win. Prosecutors deserve praise for extracting the largest civil ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Our view: Silly Putty not all child’s play

    Challenging as it is to debate Silly Putty with a straight face, the latest back and forth between Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen and Coroner ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:58 pm
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