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Gresey: So, where was that aerial shot taken?

I fielded a couple of calls this week from readers who wanted to know what area of Kane County appeared in the cover photo for Thursday’s newspaper.

The aerial photo – taken by reporter Jonathan Bilyk from a Zeppelin – was of Geneva and included Geneva Middle School North, Geneva Middle School South and Peck Lake.

Kane County Chronicle photo editor Sandy Bressner posted the image on our Facebook page – – with details about the landmarks shown in the photo.

The image ran with part one of the Chronicle’s three-part series on open space, which concludes today.

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Last weekend, I had the honor of being a participant in the Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley Trivia Bee at the Q Center in St. Charles.

The Kane County Chronicle had two teams at the annual bee, which this year was themed “Trivia Bee The Musical!”

I participated in the trivia bee last year and was pumped to attend this year. Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley does such an amazing job putting the bee together, and this year was no exception.

Bob Gerard and Julia Curry sang some top-notch musical numbers as part of the event. And Milo Ellis made some special guest appearances singing, as well.

About $20,000 was generated from the trivia bee fundraiser, said Peg Coker, executive director of Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley. The organization strives to help people in the area learn literacy skills so that they can function more effectively in U.S. society.

Those who are interested in learning about Literacy Volunteers can visit The organization will start its next tutor training session at 6:30 p.m. April 15 at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Details can be found on the group’s website.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at or 630-845-5368.

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