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  • Waubonsee Voices: Traveling made easy with college-organized trips

    I’ve always had a bit of wanderlust, but at some point – I don’t remember exactly when – I decided that I needed to travel more.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: World feels the loss of our tragic clown

    All day, I’ve had this image in my head of Ethan Hawke, impossibly young, stepping up on a desk and saying, “O Captain! My Captain!”
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Editor's Note: Garage sale seemed like a good idea at the time

    I love to shop, but as weird as it is, I like getting rid of things almost as much as acquiring things.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Editor's Note: Be the good you want to see in the world

    For my birthday, my brother and sister-in-law made me a beautiful piece of wall art. It says, “Believe there is good in the world.”
    July 31, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Editor's Note: Today's daily life is tomorrow's nostalgia

    Around our house, I do most of the cooking, but my husband always makes the grilled cheese sandwiches.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • LoPresti: Holding off on Social Security can make IRA last longer

    As you know, Social Security is only one source of retirement income. It supplies about 40 percent of the average retiree’s income, and as little as 2 ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Chef Darrell: DIY rubs the spice of life

    All of the grocery stores we shop at have a wide selection of spices; so many choices that it gets confusing for the average home cook to understand w ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Editor's Note: Keeping it clean

    When I was an infant, my mother tells me, I would pull tissues out of their boxes and use them to dust the furniture.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Reader Poll

    Have you ever seen a drive-in movie?
    Yes, in Earlville
    Yes, somewhere else
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