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  • Question about young immigrants Aug 29, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: A question for Martha Tuohy who thinks it’s hogwash for others to point their fingers at the current president for causing the problem of thousands of children illegally pouring across our border with Mexico.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 1, 2014 4:10 PM
    An estimated $300 damage was caused by graffiti in a tunnel under Burr Road near the Royal Hawk Golf Club, 5N748 Burr Road near St. Charles between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 1, 2014 4:08 PM
    Gwendell Stewart, 52, of Elgin, was charged Thursday with residential burglary and attempted residential burglary, according to court records.

  • Great climate debate: Duckworth v. Lindzen Jun 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: If ever there was a debate I’d like to see it would be between Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Richard Lindzen. The topic of discussion? Global warming/climate change/climate disruption, or whatever the latest buzzword is for that so-called threat to the planet.

  • Missing autistic 16-year-old found Jun 7, 2014 10:20 PM
    An autistic teenager, 16, who went missing Saturday has been found, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

  • Esther’s Place hosts farm days open house May 29, 2014 8:01 PM
    Make plans to join Esther's Place and Lamb of God Farm for their Farm Days Open House June 7-8. Located in Big Rock, just an hour west of Chicago, the farm and fiber art studio offers this opportunity showcasing the connection from the farm to the art, and all the fun and creativity that occurs in between.

  • Kane Co. forest district eyeing 37 acres in Big Rock Apr 10, 2014 12:46 PM
    About 37 acres of pristine woodland may soon become property of the Kane County Forest Preserve District with the help of a $389,200 grant from the state. The property is on the far western edge of the county, in the 300-acre Big Rock Creek watershed. Officials are still negotiating the final purchase price, but some of the cash will come from the district's 2011 tax increase referendum.

  • When life begins is the real question Mar 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: In John Morgan’s March 18 letter, he says, “Pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful experience, not a punishment for having sex.” True, but as intimate and wonderful an experience as sex is, it should never, ever be treated as mere recreational activity."

  • Founders weren’t big on big government Feb 17, 2014 4:40 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: When Tom Teune says our Founders were proponents of big government, and then lists some of them, Washington, Hamilton and Madison, why does he not back up that statement with evidence based on what these men said and did?

  • Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Feb 1, 2014 11:20 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

  • Waubonsee offers series on financial aid Jan 27, 2014 1:47 PM
    February marks Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Waubonsee Community College has planned a series of free public events to help students learn more about receiving financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Waubonsee plans for new year and beyond Jan 22, 2014 3:32 PM
    At Waubonsee Community College, we are looking forward to what 2014 will bring, but we are also looking further ahead, to prepare the college to continue to meet the educational and lifelong learning needs of our students for the next decade and beyond.

  • Take a look at third alternative to ACA Jan 13, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: A recent letter writer tells us, “I don’t understand the joy some of your readers are expressing because the Affordable Care Act got off to a rocky start.” If there was “joy” expressed, I missed it. Please elaborate with specific and accurate quotes.

  • Literacy project seeks volunteer tutors Jan 13, 2014 1:58 PM
    The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is seeking volunteer tutors to help adult students increase their proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English, as well as math and other basic skills.

  • Waubonsee Community College students win top spots in poetry competition Jan 9, 2014 12:36 PM
    Two Waubonsee Community College students captured the top two spots in the poetry category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers’ Competition and Festival.

  • New year right time for new start at college Dec 18, 2013 1:20 PM
    While starting college in the fall makes sense for many students coming directly from high school, there are distinct advantages to beginning in the spring semester.

  • Find a gun law criminals will obey Dec 14, 2013 4:40 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: I’ve got some advice for Jerry Vigue. I fully understand your impatience regarding the implementation of what you call “reasonable gun laws.” However, I must disagree with you about your opinion that “owning a gun is a privilege.”

  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

  • Take time to relax at Waubonsee’s free concerts Nov 27, 2013 3:30 PM
    On Dec. 6-15, Waubonsee Community College will host its annual series of five live winter musical performances in an assortment of musical genres.

  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

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