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  • Good Natured: A boatload of good ol’ water beetles

    Last week, the mystery and allure of the “Geneva snake” grew too strong to resist; I had to go check things out for myself.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Theory: The voices within

    Ever get the feeling that you’re not alone? That some other force is at work within you? What abou ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Adolescence requires agility

    Sometimes I crack myself up. “The residents of this boarding house are required to play cards every ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: 'Why read literature?'

    To begin each school year, I ask my American literature classes at Marmion Academy to write down their thoughts on “Why read literature?” After all, i ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Another View: A look at Jeb Bush's tax plan

    With much of the Republican presidential field unwilling to address budget issues, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday released a comprehensive ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • In Focus: Ready to explore

    I met the Gagne family – Doug and Kelly, and their children Elise, 8, and Calder, 6 – at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles this week after it ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 7:06 pm