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  • Waubonsee has bright visions for the future Sep 9, 2014 1:01 AM
    In early 2015, Waubonsee Community College will fulfill the final commitments of its 2020 College Master Plan. And in two years, it will celebrate 50 years of outstanding accomplishments. We hope all of you will join in our celebration of these two milestones.

  • Imrem: No doubt about it, Goodell must go Sep 9, 2014 8:59 PM
    It's tragically amusing that anyone has to even ask whether Roger Goodell should remain as NFL commissioner. He should be fired if he doesn't have the good sense to resign.

  • Batavia keeps its cool, gets back on track Sep 9, 2014 9:01 PM
    Some high school football teams would have panicked after losing their season-opening game on the final play — an untimed play at that. Batavia is not of one of them.

  • The many uses - both good and bad - of stinging nettles Sep 8, 2014 11:30 AM
    You’re out for a walk in the woods, enjoying a stroll along the river. Then suddenly, you feel as if you’ve been stung by a thousand sharp needles. Your arms and legs start to burn and itch. Sound familiar? Welcome to the world of stinging nettles.

  • Lindfors commits to basketball future at Southeast Missour State Sep 8, 2014 4:41 PM
    Amber Lindfors started playing basketball competitively in the fourth grade. “But my parents and siblings (Jake and Courtney) had me shooting and bouncing a basketball since I was a toddler,” Amber said. “My whole family played, and watching my siblings play I just wanted to go out there and do exactly what they did.” She succeeded just fine.The 6-foot-4 Elk Grove center recently made a verbal commitment to play for Southeast Missouri State.

  • Temporary Halloween stores popping up along Randall Sep 8, 2014 1:51 PM
    Temporary Halloween stores are popping up along the Randall Road corridor, with employees stocking the stores with costumes and decorations in anticipation of opening later this month.

  • Arrow’s pointing up for LZ product Hartman Sep 8, 2014 4:31 PM
    Former Lake Zurich volleyball standout Alexis Hartman was the 2013 Wisconsin-Stevens Point Female Team Athlete of the Year. She took home numerous awards as a junior, celebrating individual and team success. Hartman hasn’t lost a beat beginning in her senior season. She was named the Most Valuable Player at the season-opening Saint Benedict Tournament after averaging 9.53 assists per set over the four matches in which Division III No. 3-ranked Stevens Point went unbeaten.

  • Regular exercise is the key to maintaining mobility Sep 8, 2014 5:45 AM
    Q: I’m in my 80s. I recently stopped driving, and now I can get around independently only by walking. Can you tell me how to improve, or at least maintain, my mobility?

  • Culture change can drive growth, profit gains Sep 8, 2014 5:15 AM
    Paul Vragel seems to approach business growth and change backward — or, more politely, in a nontraditional way. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall talks to him about his approach.

  • Rozner: Force every NFL player to watch Rice video Sep 9, 2014 4:59 AM
    Roger Goodell has been humiliated by this entire Ray Rice fiasco and there may be nothing he can do to repair his image, but he can try to change what is a terrible problem in the NFL and in society in general.

  • New and improved Quigley a big asset for Sky Sep 8, 2014 7:59 PM
    Sky reserve guard Allie Quigley has put her 'Plan B' career plans on hold for now; she's got a home in Chicago as one of the most improved players in the WNBA this summer. Quigley, the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year, is a big reason the Sky is in the WNBA Finals.

  • Farm-to-table school garden a delicious lesson in Arlington Hts. Sep 10, 2014 10:38 AM
    For the fourth straight year, students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights enjoyed a farm-to-table dining experience, during their regular Friday lunch hour. Beyond what they brought in their lunch buckets, students tasted kale salad and freshly made tortilla chips with salsa.

  • Pyke: Is it illegal to ride your bike on a sidewalk? Sep 8, 2014 7:45 AM
    Why do bicyclists hog sidewalks? When will the weeds on the Eisenhower Expressway be mowed? And what's being done with the cash CN Railway provided for safety improvements on the EJ&E? Readers ask, and we answer your pressing transportation questions. Plus traffic tips and can't-miss events.

  • Project manager recalls Moto’s construction days Sep 8, 2014 5:11 AM
    Kukec's People column features Jim Rohleder, owner of J.A. Rohleder & Associates Inc. in McHenry, and the man who led the construction projects of each Motorola campus back in the day. He talks about what it was like and his thoughts on what those campuses have become today.

  • Owner's 1959 El Camino experiences half good, half bad Sep 8, 2014 10:12 AM
    Given some decades, Chuck Pertile of Arlington heights has gone from loathing to loving Chevy's unique hauler, the El Camino. As a 21 year old in 1975, he purchased his first “half car, half truck” from a high school buddy, out of practicality, rather than passion.

  • Boshers excited to take her place in Jacobs Hall of Fame Sep 8, 2014 8:12 PM
    Tiffany Boshers turned 30 years old not so long ago, and that’s when she figured it was about time to take a step back. At 30, you say?

  • Roofing shingles questions Sep 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. My houses have always had typical dark asphalt shingles, but they don’t seem to last more than 15 or 20 years. Now that my roof is leaking again, what are some of my options other than standard shingles?

  • An electrical component may draw battery down as car sits Sep 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. My wife’s car is a 2011 Nissan Juke, purchased new. The problem first started last year when, after sitting for about six or seven days in the garage, the car would not start because of a low battery.

  • Inertia on Ebola is having dire consequences Sep 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: The decision-making process at the White House is, no doubt, clogged with crises. But the Ebola epidemic is not one foreign policy challenge among many; it is nature out to kill us.

  • What to do when a little boy likes traditionally ‘girl’ things? Sep 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. I have a 5-year-old nephew who is starting kindergarten. He is a fantastic little boy who likes “boy” things like cars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but he REALLY likes many “girl” things like Doc McStuffins, Minnie Mouse and My Little Pony. When we were at the store, he picked out a My Little Pony lunchbox for school. His mom is worried he will get picked on, and so am I, but I am also concerned about sending the message that he should not be himself. How do we encourage him to be himself and also not set him up to be picked on?

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