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Letters to the Editor

Letter: In defense of first responders

Forty-six years ago I returned to Illinois from my active duty service, which included Vietnam, only to be met by jeers and accusations such as “baby killer” when I wore my uniform. Today, some American citizens are treating our police force even worse, and we should all find that intolerable. Our police, and I would… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: A place where seniors make friends and grow

by Susan Oppenborn Administrative assistant, Elderday Center William Shakespeare once said, “A friend is one that knows you as you are and understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you to grow.“ At Elderday Center, we promote the idea that everyone has something important to contribute to the… Keep Reading

Guest Editorial: Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

by Caroline H. Little President and CEO, Newspaper Association of America President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides towards achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are currently considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides… Keep Reading

Community Corner

So much to do at the Elburn Community Center

by Ryan Wells, Elburn and Countryside Community Center Board member The Elburn and Countryside Community Center has a ton of things going on this spring and summer, and we want to let the community know how to get involved. First, it is important to point out that the center receives no tax funding, so everything… Keep Reading

Editorial: Remembering Bob

We were saddened to learn of Sugar Grove village trustee Bob Bohler’s passing on Sunday morning. Bohler, 64, brought a lifetime of hard work, respect and dignity to the village—as a resident, community and public servant—and there is no doubt that Sugar Grove is a better place because of him. Elected to the Village Board… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Frustration with Jordan’s dismissal

I am writing this letter to express my frustration with Old Second Bank (O2). Recently Margie Jordan, the branch manager at Kaneville O2, was terminated after 22 years of service. The reason she was given was “non-performance.” This was the result of her not meeting the required quota of 20 new accounts per month. The… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lessons from Lincoln

This past week, the House of Representatives commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death. References were made to the hundreds of books that have been written about this man and the lessons we can learn from his life. One lesson that is particularly important for our society and especially Illinois today comes from… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to family

Thanks to my family for hosting my 90th birthday party. Thanks to all the family and friends that came to the party. Also, thanks for the cards from the people who couldn’t be there. It was all just wonderful, and I will cherish the memories forever. I really do feel blessed. Norma Farley Aurora Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: ‘Is it orphaned?’

by Donna Tate Director of Education Programs, Fox Valley Wildlife Center Among the nearly 3,000 animals the Fox Valley Wildlife Center takes in each year, the majority are the wild babies. Sometimes these new lives come to us with obvious signs of injury or trauma that necessitate human intervention. Other times, the demise of the… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Rewarding those who do as Louise Cooper did

We annually award the Louise Cooper Community Service Award scholarship to a Kaneland High School senior or a graduate enrolled in college undergrad programs. This year, the group of applicants was so strong, we had no choice but to award two Louise Cooper scholarships. The recipients will be named during Kaneland Senior Honors Night on… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to voters

A simple thank you seems inadequate to express my gratitude to everyone who supported my re-election to the Elburn Village Board. Whether you voted for me or for the other fine candidates, I promise to work diligently to keep Elburn that special place we all love. Bill Grabarek Elburn Keep Reading

Columns/Janet Lagerloef

Brown eggs revisited

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove I was going to share my secrets for a scrumptious pot roast in this month’s column, but minutes after “Of Roosters and cream puffs” came out last month, my dad and an old friend of mine called to remind me of two old brown-eggs stories they… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, April 7

If you’ve read our pages the past two weeks, you’re aware of the fact that the Kaneland community is in the thick of several contested races, including Elburn and Kaneville village boards, Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Board, Waubonsee Community College (WCC) Board, and last but not least, Kaneland School Board. We’ve spent the… Keep Reading

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