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  • Kaneland Connection: 'Mattress' time at Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – When Alec Kovach first was looking to try out for a play, he was nervous. Just in case he was thinking of changing his mind, a friend too ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs down to the possible demolition of the Edwards Home. The property, which is currently for sale and is being marketed as a "prime development pa ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • McGuire: Understanding trauma with Family Shelter Service

    Trauma robs people of feeling safe. It interrupts their world view and can alter it forever. And traumatic experiences are more pervasive than one mig ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Westmont

    Thumbs up to Westmont resident Jenny Maison for opening her Blue Beaker store on June 21. After several successful years operating out of an Ottawa st ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • LaRocca: Addison chamber jumps into summer

    Well, here we are…moving through summer at breakneck speed! Our annual golf outing turned out to be a great day. Golfers were able to get in a full ro ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Newman: To vacation or not to vacation: the summer business condundrum

    The weather has taken a turn, and summer has finally arrived in Chicagoland. As a business professional, you look over your calendar and weigh the odd ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Off the Deep End: Maintenance of an old wife

    Dear Stan,Remember the 40-ish-year-old natural blond you spotted on the dance floor some 30 years ag ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • ‘Chicken girl’ of Grayslake makes waves

    If you’ve ever gone to a meeting of a public body, you probably noticed how few average citizens attend.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Unlikely activist puts son first

    Pam Harris is just a Lake County mom looking after her disabled adult son.She’s not a particularly p ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • This and That: Carol Stream celebrates the Fourth, supports the troops

    Carol Stream sure knows how to celebrate Independence Day, beginning with its much-loved annual July 4 parade. Parade kickoff is 10 a.m. from County F ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Our view: Lombard trustees know when to fold on video gaming

    If the art of gambling is knowing the odds and having the will power to walk away from a strong hand, then the Lombard village trustees might make exc ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Hinsdale

    Thumbs up to Oak Brook resident Holly McGinn for again competing in Bike MS Tour De Farms on Saturday and Sunday. A multiple sclerosis survivor, McGin ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Our view: Village gaming talks spark question of conflict of interest

    As individual communities in the Chicago area have discussed whether to allow video gaming, it's become a heated issue in some towns. It was Lisle's t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • White: Greetings from the new District 181 superintendent

    I first want to share my appreciation to the district community for your support of our schools and your warm welcome.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Powers: The first library in the United States of America

    As we draw ever closer to the 238th birthday of the United States of America on July 4, I started wondering about the very first library in our great ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:51 pm
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