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  • Life at East: Don’t ‘Share a Coke’ with me

    For those of you who are up on ads lately, you’ve probably noticed the Coca-Cola summer campaign, “Share a Coke.” Its commercials are bouncing with ra ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Sculpture in the Park exhibition thrives as city art destination

    If someone really wants to impress an out-of-town guest – and if they really want to show new visitors the best St. Charles has to offer – then a visi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland teens help make fire safety camp a success

    Sabrina Sivert said she fretted a bit about her first day helping to run a summer camp at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.
    July 30, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Sound Off: The blessings in their lives

    The blessings in their lives I just read the column “Too many complainers” in [the weekend] edition, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:01 am
  • Good Natured: Creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky

    “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky…” Right about no ...
    July 26, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: Summer intern saw success at Chronicle

    Having helped out in the Kane County Chronicle newsroom for the past two months or so, Jake Bartelson has completed his summer internship.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Loving hands sift through living memories

    I’ll never lend my voice to those clamoring for year-round school. For so many reasons. Among them is the fact that summer is a great time for learnin ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Must-have plants for the cottage garden

    Characterized by its informality, a cottage garden often combines flowers, herbs and edibles together in beds that overflow with an abundance of fragr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • In Focus: Interesting day

    Every day is different for me, which is just the way I like it. This also means that some days are more interesting than others. Luckily, most of my d ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Life at East: The science of college shopping

    Now that we’re well into July, the college sales are starting to heat up. Not to brag or anything, but I’m pretty much an expert in this category. I’v ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Sugar Grove Corn Boil gets underway this weekend

    SUGAR GROVE – The slogan – “Be nice. Be happy. Be dancing.” – will help the Kindness Campaign get its second year off to a rousing start with a “Happy ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Park District Dish: Batavia Park District launches new volunteer program

    The Batavia Park District is inviting the community to, “Be a part of the fun ... volunteer!”Accordi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: ‘Made to be a journalist’

    I always find it exciting when I can help young people learn more about journalism by having them come into our newsroom for a job shadow.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Good Natured: Golden tortoise beetle impressive and cute as a bug

    Thar’s gold in them thar hills!But hold on a sec. Before you run for your pans and pickaxes, we shou ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fairy gardening fun for adults, kids

    Fairy gardening has taken the country by storm. Maybe it’s because it is a great way to get kids in the garden; maybe it’s because gardening in a very ...
    July 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm
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