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  • Editor's Notebook: Lencioni has 'best job in the world'

    It was just more than a month ago that I received an email from coworker J. Tom Shaw, the former publisher of the Kane County Chronicle, regarding a m ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Good Natured: Witness a flatworm phenomenon at Delnor Woods

    The great naturalist John Muir once wrote, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • River Town Chronicles: The American flag can’t cast a ballot

    On a shelf in the garage, our American flag patiently waits to stretch its stripes, shine its stars and wave at passersby. It commemorates all those m ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • In Your Court: Divorce and retirement plans

    Recently, attorney Veronica Silva was a guest speaker for the Kane County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee on the topic of qualified domestic re ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • In Focus: In for a good scare

    One of my favorite things to do on Friday nights in middle school with my friends was to go to one of our houses, order food and watch scary movies. T ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Before The Diploma: We can work it out

    To all the soccer moms and recreational league soccer coaches out there, I have simply one request, and that is to please be kind to your teen referee ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland celebrates students' accomplishments

    SUGAR GROVE – Anticipating a large crowd, the Kaneland School Board moved its meeting to the cafeteria of Harter Middle School last week, as officials ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Chamber reports 160 new members this year

    Chamber of Commerce Week was celebrated all over Illinois last month from Sept. 8 through 12. Here at the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, we had a bu ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • Good Natured: Surprise! That's a lizard

    Don’t you just love life’s little surprises? You reach in your coat pocket and find a forgotten $5 bill. Yay! You run into an old friend at the grocer ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Turf war – Synthetic turf fields’ possible link to cancer causing a stir

    Oh man. It seems that for several years, my kids have routinely played soccer on synthetic turf fields, the likes of which some now link to cancer. Ug ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental grasses provide plenty of fall color

    Fall is often a time of diminishing color and bloom in the garden. Many perennials have petered out by then, and plants grown as annuals are on their ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • In Focus: Some Positive News

    I attended my first ceremony honoring graduates of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court this week at Geneva High School. 
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • The Write Place: Combo and conquer

    The overwhelming sense of fear and nerves hit me like a slap to the face as I stood in the hall at sixth-grade locker setup.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District celebrating Halloween with three events

    On Oct. 25, the Geneva Park District is celebrating Halloween with three events certain to bewitch the entire family. Our annual Halloween Hayday, Pec ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Inspiring students to become effective learners

    Student life today can be a challenge. Many students, whether traditional or those returning to college seeking new skills, face the same struggles. T ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:03 pm
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