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  • Out Here: Would aliens go to the mayor first?

    In June, I wrote a story comparing property tax burdens in this part of Lake County. I called officials to get their take on the total bills.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 1:30 am
  • Mills: August programs, clubs heat up

    August is upon us!  I am never quite sure where the summer goes. It seems like the Fourth of July wa ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Radogno: Property taxes: It’s all about spending

    It’s not hard to understand why property taxes are a constant source of friction. Property taxes are ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Westmont

    Thumbs up to Westmont business owner and CrossFit trainer Joe Donar for competing on an episode of Country Music Television's "Steve Austin Broken Sku ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to recent Downers Grove South High School Graduate Danny Spinuzza for organizing a weeklong youth basketball camp during the week of July 22 ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Quigley: Change is part of all business plans

    Typically, businesses owners and their management teams, especially at small businesses (once known as mom-and-pops), are so invested in the day-to-da ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Seventh-grader's concert to benefit Kaneland Arts Initiative

    ELBURN – Bailey Cates has performed at numerous recitals and concert events, but the 12-year-old Elburn resident admits she’s a bit nervous about an e ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Rush: Festival of Vine holds ‘tasteful’ event

    In one week and one day, the lazy days of summer will be a memory.I know the autumnal solstice is of ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Corr: Build community ties to boost your business

    Building relationships that lead to business is the core of BACC events and activities. Join us for a high energy networking opportunity coming up, th ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 7:06 pm
  • Reeder: No reason why State Fair should be doomed to lose money

    SPRINGFIELD - Twenty years ago the state implemented reforms designed to make the Illinois State Fair break even. They failed. Big time. The fair has ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Summer means fresh vegetables

    Kohlrabi, kale, onions, tomatoes, sweet corn and more have been on my mind while wondering farmers markets on these warm days of summer. This time of ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Durbin, Madigan and tax avoidance

    To the editor:As Sen. Durbin rails against businesses who are deserting America to avoid high taxes, ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Off the Deep End: An admitted worrier

    I’m a worrier, and, according to tabloid headlines, I’m right to agonize over everything. I know this because bad things do happen to perfectly innoce ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Grove: Change at community colleges is crucial, at Morton, it defines us

    This July 24 and 25, Morton College hosted the summer meeting of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC), an organization of ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Cummings: Small business and college interns make great summer partners

    As college students eagerly head back to school later this month, some of them will be returning to campus with a summer’s worth of real life career e ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:47 pm
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