| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What was Obama thinking? He's never made any secret of his disdain for members of Congress. After all, he made it all the way to the White House after serving only three years on the Hill. What's wrong with those dumbbells who've spent half a lifetime...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Every year for the last nine years, Plainfield Central High School alum Eric Percy has suited up and headed off to his alma mater to show students what life was like as a soldier in World War II.
With help from some fellow re-enactors, Percy sets up a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Ripley's Entertainment has snapped up an unusual portrait of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs. It's made up of nearly 6,000 computer keys.
The work, which is almost 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide, was created by Orlando artist Doug Powell, who tracked down...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The recruiting websites (Fightonstate, Lions247 and Rivals.com) all reported Tuesday that defensive tackle Thomas Holley has given an oral commitment to Penn State. Two of the sites rate Holley with four stars, while Lions247 considers him a five-star...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I found it meaningful and not coincidental that President Barack Obama, in memorializing the late Nelson Mandela, used the phrase "now he belongs to the ages" ("Leader rose above hate," Dec. 6).
That phrase was also uttered at 7:22 a.m. at the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“God has a great sense of humor and wants us to laugh,” preaches Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church.
If, by some chance, that were not to be the case, Pastor Paul and more than 100 of his congregants who...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:04 PM
John Land is a good mayor.
He loves Apopka and has served the city loyally for 61 years.
At 93, he even appears willing to serve again. A decision by Land about whether he'll run for a 20th term is expected soon.
There's a lot to be said for...
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:10 PM
I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug.
Unfortunately, that's not possible....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:12 PM
What will happen to the DuPage County fairgrounds? Will voters approve money to renovate Glenbard high schools? Who will replace a retiring Glen Ellyn trustee? These are some of the questions that will be answered in 2014 as Wheaton and Glen Ellyn gear up...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Perched atop a dark brown pole on North Lincoln Avenue, a red, white and blue sign with President Abraham Lincoln's image has greeted newcomers and regulars to Lincoln Restaurant for decades.
The mom-and-pop diner and its Civil War theme thrived for...