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  • Tales from the Motherhood: Precious little to do with housework

    A few days ago, Noah had a French club meeting after school. When he was ready for a ride home, he s ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: All you need is love – or snow

    Faithful readers of “River Town Chronicles,” don’t panic! I haven’t forgotten my promise of bringing you the story of the person I promised in my form ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • In Focus: Breakfast on a 'bun'

    A cheeseburger, made with doughnuts as the bun. How could you go wrong?I spent an early evening last ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Before the Diploma: A ‘roaring’ good show

    Although Super Bowl XLIX was about a week and a half ago, as I write this it’s currently the day after the most significant event for millions of craz ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Run with big, medium and little dogs at ‘Run Fur Fun’

    See Spot run. See Dick run. See Jane run. See Spot run with Dick and Jane.No matter if one is named ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Collecting coats and promoting tolerance

    SUGAR GROVE – When Kaneland High School junior Andy McFarlin decided to put together a coat drive to benefit Aurora-based Hesed House, he said he saw ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Chamber Chat: Gratitude and love for volunteers

    “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth AndrewI always ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Sunday snowstorms and Monday assistance

    Like many people I know, I had plans last Sunday to watch the big football game with family and friends.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Good Natured: Raccoons, opossums and skunks looking for love

    Well, it’s February, the month of love. The greeting card and candy companies know it. The jewelry stores know it. And so, too, do the raccoons, oposs ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • In Focus: Safe passage

    As I was settling into my Sunday this past week, I noticed the snow had begun falling. And falling. And falling. 
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • The Write Place: 'Frozen' is worth melting for

    It’s the highest grossing animated film of all time. It’s a Disney hit that’s taken the world by storm (no pun intended). It’s taken the form of a sin ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 6:21 pm