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Family Fun: St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Dundee

February 1, 2019

What is better than a St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Answer: Two St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Start with the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 9th, in East Dundee. This is a celebration with a little bit of everything: races, a pet parade, an Irish Rebel Door Competition, corned beef competition, and,

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For Victims of Domestic Violence, Chicago & Illinois Organizations Offer Help and Hope

January 7, 2019

The numbers are shocking and appalling. One in three women in the United States and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, according to the Social Impact Research Center. “On a typical day,” the research center says, “domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls,

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You Can Do Something About the Opioid Crisis. (Yes, You.)

January 2, 2019

Oftentimes in today’s complex world, it can seem as if the problems we face as a society are insurmountable—that the solutions are beyond our reach as individuals. The opioid crisis in America may appear like it fits into that category. Overdose deaths in 2017 increased by nearly 10 percent to more than 70,000 with the

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The Power of the Ballot Box
Commentary by Tom Nash

December 10, 2018

For several months leading up to the last election held on November 6, I took a vigorous stance in encouraging you, our fellow citizens, to exercise your right to vote. I am thrilled that the election produced some positive outcomes. One of the best outcomes which proved the power and importance of local elections is

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