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  • When the snow hits, the St. Charles Park District plow crew and sidewalk crew know they better get up early.

    According to Jeff Goodrich, assistant superintendent of parks, whenever it snows, the plow team knows to arrive by 5 a.m. The team is responsible for ...
    March 2, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Good Natured: Birds leave plenty of evidence

    Anyone who’s ever kept a bird feeder in their yard knows that anything and everything can show up to take advantage of the free offerings. Large mamma ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Taft Built, Cal’s Angels team up

    Taft Built, a family-owned, home renovating and building company based out of South Elgin, is giving back to the community by teaming up with Cal’s An ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Cougars reveal name of specialty brew

    GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars, with the help of their fans and social media followers, have announced the name for the organization’s specialty Cou ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'It could happen'

    I’ve got two kids heading to college. Soon. According to a 2012 column written by Forbes contribut ...
    March 1, 2015 - 7:18 am
  • Medicare program to take place in St. Charles on March 2

    ST. CHARLES – Judi Riley, a certified SHIP – state health insurance assistance program – counselor, will present an overview of Medicare at 1 p.m. Mon ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: 'How many of you have seen your mother in a fistfight?'

    In the film “Finding Forrester,” the famous white author, mentoring a talented black teenage writer, tries to explain where the boy’s high school teac ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Mystery Diner: FoxFire in Geneva specializes in seafood, steaks, chops

    GENEVA – FoxFire in Geneva has been around since 2003, specializing in steaks, seafood and chops. Th ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Chit Chat: Businesses combine love of wine, painting

    GENEVA – Geneva Park District Executive Director Sheavoun Lambillotte took a sip of wine as she went about putting the finishing touches on the cobble ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Steel Beam Theatre’s ‘Big Meal’ an appetizing production

    Five generations whiz by in “The Big Meal,” Dan LeFranc’s meaty slice-of-life play that’s now onstage at Steel Beam Theatre. Unfolding without an inte ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Before the Diploma: The perks of being a waitress

    What do flipping greasy hamburgers, cleaning popcorn off of movie theater floors, collecting money at a cash register and dealing with aggravating cus ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Adult Activity Center keeps seniors in the know, on the go

    Think of it as one-stop shopping for everything a healthy, active senior (or one who wants to be or stay that way) needs.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Converting Waste into Energy to Power a Community

    Advanced Disposal not only works to protect the natural environment they also provide a vital service to governments, businesses and residents. They a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Park District Dish: Participants prove you can be fit at any age

    Fitness is always a hot topic when a new year rolls around. A lot of people choose to wait until January to get active and healthy, but several Batavi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Batavia student overcomes congenital heart defect

    Like most 6-year-old girls, Sydney Mowen is full of energy. She has been keeping busy in a ballet class offered through the Batavia Park District.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:14 pm