• Another View: Keystone XL’s absurd delay

    Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: It’s everyone’s job to keep children safe

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, reminding us that it’s not only teachers and doctors who need to be ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • In Focus: Goodbye, friend

    There are a few people who I have met while on assignment that have touched my heart. Jim Wheeler was one of them. Before he retired as the golf pro a ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Joan Knows: ‘Root, root, root for the home team’

    “Have your pencils and scorecards ready for today’s line-up.” That was Pat Piper’s alert to the few ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Apple Villa’s baked apple pancake a treat

    Using the words “tastebud explosion” to describe one of its signature dishes, I knew I was in for a flavorful treat when I visited Apple Villa Famous ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Roundabout with Micah: What’s in store at Culture Stock

    Rows of books line the walls of Culture Stock in Aurora. Some chairs are nestled into corners, while others bask in the early spring sunlight coming i ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Be cool, enjoy the pool

    Summer’s here – almost! School’s out – almost! And Swanson Pool and Otter Cove Aquatic Park are ready to open – almost! Who can stop thinking ahead to ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Life at East: A new group of friends

    Last fall, around the same time I started writing for the Kane County Chronicle, I was asked to join my church brass ensemble – Bethlehem Brass. My le ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Another View: Ruling shows need for new ways to promote diversity on college campuses

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to strike down Michigan’s ban on affirmative action at the state’s public universities. We disagree with the 58 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions looking for books

    ELBURN – During her recent term as president of the Elburn Lions Club, Pam Hall helped launch the club’s Lions for Literacy program.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Park District Dish: From summer music camp to Carnegie Hall

    Music is such an integral part of our lives. It can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down, get us on our feet and feeling energized, or take us bac ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Another View: First National Bank of Facebook could be disrupting force

    The company that rebranded the word “friend” may soon take up a more ambitious makeover – the word “bank.”
    April 22, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Letter: Getting the job done

    To the Editor:Years ago, I wasn’t much aware of my dad’s interest in civic affairs, one way or the o ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Another View: Stem cells: Good or evil?

    Controversies over stem-cell research are so last decade – or so it seemed until last week.For the l ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Letter: A 7-year-old superhero

    To the Editor:April is National Donate Life Month, a time to educate the public about organ and tiss ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm