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  • Unnecessarily complicated

    Last month, Grant Township Assessor Jeri Barr told me that she believes the state’s property tax system is purposely complicated. 
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: Willowbrook High School celebrated the first day of school with a unique, time-honored tradition. Once again, Willowbrook Principal Dan Kra ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: York's football team couldn't have started the season much better than last weekend's 50-0 route over Chicago Kennedy. The home victory jum ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: Glenbard East's football team couldn't have started the season much better than last weekend's 41-14 route over rival Willowbrook. The road ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Orzel: District committed to lowering class sizes

    The school year has begun for Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A students and staff, and there are several exciting pieces of news to highlight for ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Clemens: Building readers, one book at a time

    “The single most important activity for building knowledge for their eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children,” "Becoming a Nation of ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Reeder: Sometimes it's good to take a break from modern technology

    SPRINGFIELD – I bought a “new” phone the other day. My 6-year-old, Anna, gave it a perplexed look.“W ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Out Here: In Lake County, few Hispanics in elected posts

    One of the stunning things about Ferguson, Mo., is that two-thirds of its population is African-American, yet nearly all of its leadership and police ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • Lengemann: How to find the right doctor for your family

    Finding a new physician can be downright daunting. Where do you start?Your first decision is what ty ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Letter: Right to vote is fundamental to democracy

    To the Editor: This month we celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Feral cats are out of control in Hodgkins

    To the Editor:I don’t think there is an honest politician in the bunch, and they are all in it for s ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • VFW thanks community for support

    To the Editor:The Western Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post would like to express their thanks t ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • Palmisano: 'The 45 Drive' sets course for student success

    The most exciting day of the year commenced when we opened the doors of our schools Aug. 25. More than 400 faculty welcomed more than 3,300 students i ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schlichting: Continuous improvement at District 105

    District 105 students perform at high levels on national measures of student growth and achievement. At the core of our success, is a district-wide co ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • Pesek: Welcome back to school!

    It is with great joy that I write this article on behalf of the District 201 Board of Education to welcome the members of our learning community back ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:22 pm
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