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  • Editor's Note: The prettiest sight to see is a not-so-elegant tree

    When I was a child, decorating the Christmas tree was a big deal. The whole family was involved. There was music, singing, laughter and lots of hot ch ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Nielsen: Public education is the gift that keeps on giving

    In the midst of this busy holiday season, as we all look for those perfect gifts for our family and friends, I’d like to say “thank you” for one gift ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Many hands helped make festival a success

    The Sandwich Park District would like to thank everyone who helped make the sixth annual Festival of Trees a success. Best Western Timber Creek Inn & ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Education foundation thanks auction sponsors

    The generosity of numerous donors to the Somonauk Education Foundation’s 11th dinner/auction held Nov. 15 has made it possible to award teachers’ gran ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: Hunting for the rays of hope

    A spate of store closings near the city where I live put me in a melancholy mood recently.The news c ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: White elephants require delicate balance

    Our office’s holiday party is this week, and the thing on people’s minds is not the potluck lunch, nor the ugly sweater contest.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thanks for support of church barbecue

    The United Methodist Church of Plano thanks the community for their tremendous show of support for attending the Fay’s Bar-B-Que dinner on Thursday, N ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • LoPresti: Start taking steps to reduce your tax liability

    The end of the year will be here before you know it, but there’s still time to take steps that may help reduce your 2014 tax liability. Here are some ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Owens: LaSalle Co. tax levy to edge up

    As a result of many months of work by the many committees of the LaSalle County Board, the levy and budget are just about ready to be approved. The Fi ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you decorate the outside of your home with Christmas lights?
    Yes, and we go all out
    Yes, but not a lot