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  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland prepares to start superintendent search

    With hopes of having the district’s next permanent superintendent named by January, the Kaneland School District 302 Board tonight is set to hire a se ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Fall fun to be had at Autumn Fair, Harvest Hustle 5K

    Autumn marks my favorite season to enjoy all that Geneva’s parks have to offer. With the forthcoming beautiful tide of changing colors and cozy sweate ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Letter: No shortage of skilled labor for homebuilding

    To the Editor:The National Association of Home Builders published a study in July claiming that “sho ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Another view: Back to work

    Prior to the “Great Recession,” two-thirds of working-age Americans were either working or seeking work. But since 2007, when it averaged 66 percent, ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Sound Off: What to tip? It's up to you

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Tipping is up to you There was a qu ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Another View: Whatever its motive, CVS does right thing by ending cigarette sales

    CVS stopped selling cigarettes last week. The move might be little more than a business calculation for the pharmacy chain. But it is one worth cheeri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Our View: Keep the (blind) faith for STC mall

    Even the most patient and optimistic St. Charles residents have had those qualities tested when it comes to the state of the mall on the city’s east s ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Wind and rain and ... text alerts!

    On Friday, Sept. 5, some windy and rainy weather swept through portions of Kane County.Although I wa ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Good Natured: Barn swallows can be fascinating to watch

    The neighbor’s kids were out the other day, chattering excitedly as they soaked up some late-summer sun. It was snack time – seems like it’s always sn ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Use container gardens to kick off fall decorating

    As we turn the calendar to September, we start thinking about fall decorating. We may not be quite ready to load the car with straw bales, cornstalks ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Now and then

    Wednesday afternoon I got a text from my friend, Hilde. Would I like to watch Batavia High School’s annual homecoming parade with her? One of her teen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Holinger: What if the Lost Generation had Facebook?

    I’m losing my family to computerized screens. The other night, my wife, Tia, called me over to where ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 7:17 am
  • Another View: Obama strategy on Islamic State remains work in progress

    In his nationally televised speech Wednesday night, President Barack Obama had two main tasks: Describe clearly the threat from Islamic State militant ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • In Focus: Row the boat

    One of the best things about my job is that I can be sitting at my desk, and then – less than a half hour later – I’m on a boat in the middle of the F ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Mystery Diner: River House brings barbecue to downtown St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – After one bite of the Brunswick Stew, I knew I would be coming back to The River House Barbecue in downtown St. Charles. A traditional d ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
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