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Editor’s Notebook: Emails with news you can use

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 11:36 p.m. CST

In my most recent column, I wrote about the Kane County Chronicle’s new text alert system, which readers can sign up for at www.shawurl.com/kcctexts.

In addition to receiving text messages with notifications about breaking news, severe weather and other information, readers also can sign up for the Chronicle’s morning update email and breaking news email alerts.

The morning update email includes our top news headlines of the day, a link to our e-Edition (a virtual copy of the newspaper), a forecast of the day’s weather and more.

It’s an easy way to quickly find out what’s happening in your community on a day-to-day basis. The email is delivered each morning straight to your inbox, where you can retrieve it on your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Our breaking news emails, on the other hand, are sent only when a noteworthy development has just occurred in Kane County. They keep our readers updated on local crime, important government developments and major traffic incidents in a timely fashion.

To sign up to receive our morning update emails or breaking news emails – or both – visit www.kcchronicle.com/email.

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Time for some reader feedback.

I recently received this complimentary note from Anne Veague:

“ ... I wanted to let you know that I have taken notice of several of Jennifer DuBose’s columns, including the one about John Dryden and the Batavia School Board from a year ago; the Jan 11-12 piece entitled ‘Weather not the only thing chilling Batavia residents;’ and the March 8-9 piece ‘To teach or to test – that is the question.’

“When Jennifer takes on controversial topics, she has a very unique ability to approach them in a thorough and unbiased way. Her narrative is easy to follow yet sophisticated, and she addresses all of the issues, acknowledging valid points on all sides. She doesn’t resort to outrage, sarcasm or posturing. She seems to have the courage and conviction to say what she really thinks, rather than hedging her bets to make sure her column will be entirely palatable to everyone who reads it. These are rare and refreshing abilities today. It reflects well on Jennifer and on the Kane Country Chronicle. I hope she will do more of this kind of work in the future.”

Thanks so much for the feedback, Anne.

Comments and suggestions about the Chronicle are welcome anytime and can be sent to me using the contact information at the end of this column.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle and president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368. Learn more about NINA at http://ninaonline.org.

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