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Elgin’s Buena Vista Tower receiving long-awaited life-safety improvements

ELGIN — Thanks to a state funding mechanism, work started this week on long-in-the-works life-safety improvements and other renovations for Buena Vista Tower. The nine-story, 96-unit apartment building for low-income families is home to about 250 people at 222 Locust St., on Elgin’s near-west side. …Read More

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Trip expands global perspective of Elgin students

ELGIN — For six Elgin High School students, walking along the Great Wall of China and standing on the site of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games was just a portion of the life lessons they experienced last month at the EF Global Student Leaders Summit. …Read More

A woman’s place is in the maul

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It’s easy for a woman to make friends while in high school and college. They share the same classrooms, cheer for the same teams and … Read More