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My daughter is getting behind the wheel!

March 26, 2017

This past week my daughter Christina turned 16 years old. There are so many fears associated with that age, however, my biggest is that she is old enough to drive. More >

ECC capitalizing on rising demand for truck drivers

March 26, 2017, Madhu Krishnamurthy

Want an entry-level job earning $60,000 a year after 16 weeks of training at a community college?

That’s what prompted Marshall Wright, who had been stocking store shelves for Coca-Cola, to switch careers. More >

‘A big inspiration’

Fermilab event shows students fast-paced science experiments

March 26, 2017

An empty chip bag shrinking in a microwave. A vortex generator shooting out smoke rings. Hydrogen bubbles exploding as they come in contact with a flame. More >

How to grow economy divides Aurora mayor candidates

March 19, 2017

At a time when big box stores are closing, online shopping is changing the retail landscape and suburban downtowns remain tricky places to keep storefronts filled, two candidates for Aurora mayor are promoting what they say should be the city’s economic development strategy More >

Art Area Studio 51

After one year, owner of Elgin gallery has big plans

March 19, 2017

Rich Evans’ vision for his art gallery and coffee shop in downtown Elgin is to offer a space for, well, almost anything. More >

Wauconda police launch Spanish-language hotline

March 19, 2017

The Wauconda Police Department has launched a Spanish-language hotline so Hispanic people can more easily report crimes or request information.

Calls to the nonemergency line — (224) 993-0482 — will be answered weekdays between 9 a.m. and 9 p. More >

We should stand up for what’s right

March 19, 2017

Last week, I witnessed a teacher at a suburban school overdo it when she yelled at a child after she caught him fighting with another youngster. It happened while her class of first-graders was in line waiting to use the bathroom. More >

U-46 school board members debate acknowledging students’ racial identity

March 19, 2017

Is acknowledging students’ racial identity important for their academic success?

That question sparked a debate among Elgin Area School District U-46 school board members during a discussion about providing cultural sensitivity training for tea More >

Carpentersville teen named Boys and Girls Club ‘Youth of the Year’

March 19, 2017

When Carpentersville resident Tony Guevara Jr. joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dundee Township four years ago, he found a second home.

He made friends with other members and bonded with staff members who became his extended family. More >

Oscars serve sweet slice of Americana

March 05, 2017, Burt Constable

Baseball is “America’s Pastime,” and the Cubs 2016 World Series win was epic, but this year’s 89th Academy Awards gave us the quintessential American experience. More >

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