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  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: Renovation has begun on the Lombard Metra station. The $9.7 million project will feature a pedestrian underpass, which will eliminate the n ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: Villa Park came up with a lot of great ideas while planning the village's 100-year anniversary celebration. A daylong picnic – complete wit ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: There was movement last week in the ongoing effort to get the city of Elmhurst, park district and School District 205 to work together on s ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Steffan: YOU in the FUTURE connects young people with career possibilities

    What did you want to be when you were 15 years old? Chances are you thought about jobs or careers li ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Hinsdale

    Thumbs up to Clarendon Hills teen Jack Mitchell Jr. for beginning the open wheel racing season with two second place finishes at F1600 Championship ra ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • 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
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