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  • Endorsement: Rauner for Illinois governor Illinois governor: Rauner

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Good Natured: Surprise! That's a lizard

    Don’t you just love life’s little surprises? You reach in your coat pocket and find a forgotten $5 bill. Yay! You run into an old friend at the grocer ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Turf war – Synthetic turf fields’ possible link to cancer causing a stir

    Oh man. It seems that for several years, my kids have routinely played soccer on synthetic turf fields, the likes of which some now link to cancer. Ug ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental grasses provide plenty of fall color

    Fall is often a time of diminishing color and bloom in the garden. Many perennials have petered out by then, and plants grown as annuals are on their ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Endorsement: White for Illinois secretary of state

    In his four terms as Illinois’ secretary of state, Jesse White has been a champion of making our roads safer to drive.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois attorney general: Madigan

    Paul Schimpf, the Republican challenger in the race to unseat incumbent Attorney General Lisa Madigan, says the AG’s office should focus more on fight ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois treasurer: Cross

    Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is leaving office after a failed bid to win the Republican nomination for governor.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois comptroller: Topinka

    Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is seeking a second term. Democratic Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Libertarian Julie Fox hope to unseat ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • In Focus: Some Positive News

    I attended my first ceremony honoring graduates of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court this week at Geneva High School. 
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Endorsement: Oberweis for U.S. Senate

    In the Nov. 4 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin faces Republican Jim Oberweis and Libertarian Sharon Hansen.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Endorsement: Hultgren for 14th Congressional District

    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has represented Illinois’ 14th Congressional District since 2011, and now faces a Nov. 4 re-election c ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • The Write Place: Combo and conquer

    The overwhelming sense of fear and nerves hit me like a slap to the face as I stood in the hall at sixth-grade locker setup.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Endorsement: Wheeler for House District 50

    Republican candidate Keith Wheeler will face Democratic candidate Valerie Burd in the race to become the next state representative in the 50th Distric ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Endorsement: Foster for 11th Congressional District

    Incumbent 11th District Congressman Bill Foster, D-Naperville, faces a Nov. 4 re-election challenge from state Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Endorsement: Roskam for 6th Congressional District

    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, is facing a challenge from Democrat Michael Mason to represent Illinois’ 6th Congressional District.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
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