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  • In Your Court: Black Wednesday and DUI costs

    Black Wednesday is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving when college students return home and gather at the local bars to reunite with friends prior to s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Casting for tight lines, tight sentences

    Driving home from fishing practice on a dark, gray afternoon, I thought how trying to land a good fish was a lot like trying to land a good sentence.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • In Focus: On top of the world

    I met last week with 8-year-old Kate Shanahan, who had been diagnosed at the age of 3 with Type 1 diabetes. She absolutely loves pandas, walking her d ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Joan Knows: Thanksgiving a time to ignite the spirit of the season

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to give thought to those elements for which we are especially grateful.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Haggas: Holiday happenings bring a ho-ho-whole lot of fun

    It’s that time of year! Time to jingle some bells, deck some halls, stuff some stockings and generally just get in the spirit of the season. But lest ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day

    You know, I kind of feel sorry for Thanksgiving. For one thing, the gap between Halloween and Christmastime certainly shrinks every year. One minute y ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District offers gymnastics, dance programs

    Brr! As temperatures begin to drop, parents might wonder how they will keep stir-crazy kids active and engaged through another cold winter. While the ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Be a part of local public-access television

    Cable television is known for its wide variety of channel choices. Some transport you to faraway places, while others, especially public-access channe ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Eddie Gaedel Society targets Elburn establishment

    ELBURN – Wayne Byerhof said he was a teenager playing in a baseball game in 1951 when he experienced a brush with history.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Lutz: Breakfast allows for reflection, planning

    Fall is here, and this time of year gets mixed reviews from most. I personally love the change in seasons and enjoy that fall is the calm before the b ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Battle of the Monster Bucks in St. Charles

    Monster Bucks.The phrase sounds like the name of a new Illinois Lottery game. Or maybe the title of ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • The Write Place: I’m all about that treble

    “I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble. I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble … ”
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland fall play features 2 casts

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School freshman Grayson Bilskey is ready for his first theatrical performance at the high school, but the presentation of “ ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia Park district memorial program honors loved ones

    On any given day, I welcome you to take a stroll along the Riverwalk in the heart of beautiful downtown Batavia. Throughout the area, you’ll notice a ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chamber Chat: 'A festive spirit is sure to abound'

    ‘Twas the first Friday in December and all through the cityThe lights were twinkling and the childre ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:31 pm
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