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  • Good Natured: Whatever happened with the Big Snake?

    Recently I received an email from a Good Natured reader, Christine Brahm, who lives in Batavia.As I ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Back from Iowa and 'Feeling the Bern'

    You might say I’m “Feeling the Bern.” I’ve got a sign in the yard, a few T-shirts and cool pins, and, you know it, Bernie stickers on my Subaru. But a ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • 'This is only the beginning': Geneva's Mickelsen looks ahead after 'Idol' elimination

    GENEVA – Noting that "this is only the beginning," Geneva High School senior Kayla Mickelsen stated in an email that her "American Idol" experience wa ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Batavia author shares blind dating mishaps in humorous book

    BATAVIA – Stephanie Rische thought she had enough crazy, hilarious dating stories to fill a book.So, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Marmion-Rosary Jazz Combo receives 2nd place trophy at jazz fest

    The Marmion-Rosary Jazz Combo received a Class A second-place trophy and a first division rating with a score of 139 points at the North Shore Jazz Fe ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Feel-good food from ‘Simply Nigella’

    • Journalist Tom Witom, who lives in Elgin, has written extensively for years about food and the food industry.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

    BATAVIA – Although he never met Margaret Hillis – a former music director for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to lead the Chicago Sym ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Kayla Mickelsen: 'So proud' as 'Idol' run continues; local performances coming up

    GENEVA – Kayla Mickelsen is among the final 51 performers on "American Idol." Though the Geneva High School senior received little air time on Wednesd ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Taste of the Town: Renovation takes place at Rox City Grill in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – It was time for a change. Just because Hotel Baker was built in 1928 didn’t mean that ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Chair-ity event returns to St. Charles for second year

    ST. CHARLES – The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is bringing back its Chair-ity event for a second year – with some changes.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Winter Wonders in Campton Hills offers indoor, outdoor activities

    CAMPTON HILLS – Campton Hills is offering a chance for families to beat the winter blahs.The village ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Braga Organic Farms recalls pistachios because of possible health risk

    The Kane County Health Department is advising community members that Braga Organic Farms is conducting a voluntary recall of pistachios due to potenti ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • Understanding the Lifecycle of Trash

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash or recyclables after it leaves your curb? One of three things can happen to trash, it can be either ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • Check engine light may indicate simple fix

    When the “check engine” light illuminates your car’s dashboard, it could just mean the gas cap needs to be tightened or a fuse replaced, or it could p ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Kissing and the Spread of Disease

    There may be some benefits of kissing but there are also some risks involved. With just one kiss, couples can share more than 500 different types of d ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:00 am