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  • Tales From The Motherhood: An upcoming graduation and that macaroni dinosaur

    Holy cow. My first born graduates from high school next month. Apparently, this is really happening, as I just got word from the high school that we n ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Good Natured: Carnivorous plants – right here in Kane County

    Mention the word carnivore and folks tend to picture animals known for their meat-eating ways. Lions and tigers and bears (although the latter actuall ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • St. Charles guitar store offers musicians 'One Take'

    ST. CHARLES – The Jank Guitar Store in downtown St. Charles is giving musicians one take to give it what they've got.
    April 28, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: ‘Broth’ as nature’s nutrition cure-all

    Food therapist Vicki Edgson and food writer Heather Thomas, co-authors of “Broth” (Jacqui Small LLP), turn their attention to what they describe as na ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • West Aurora Theatre Troupe 2013 to present ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ from April 28-30

    ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ WHEN: 7 p.m. April 28, 29 and 30 WHERE: West Aurora High School auditorium, 1201 ...
    April 28, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • Weekend 10: Lance Lipinsky, Loudon Wainwright III highlight music acts performing this weekend

    Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers WHEN: 8 p.m. April 29WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charl ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Alathea to perform May 1

    BATAVIA — The singer/songwriter duo Alathea will perform a free concert at 4:30 p.m. May 1, at the Peg Bond Performing Arts Pavilion, 151 N. Island Av ...
    April 27, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Helping animals: Wild Baby Shower nets interest, donations for wildlife center

    ELBURN – Lucy the goose was one of the animal ambassadors on hand to welcome visitors to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center Wild Baby Shower on April 24. ...
    April 28, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Backstage Questions With ... Ron Onesti: Talking Bret Michaels’ hair, Joan Rivers’ attitude and more

    You ask ‘em, I’ll get them answered! “Was Joan Rivers as arrogant as she appears on TV?” – Stephen ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • What To Do When Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

              You decided to play basketball today but in the middle of the game you take an elbow to the mouth. A tooth flies out of your mouth. Althoug ...
    April 27, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    VISIT WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOGWHEN: 4 p.m. April 29WHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixt ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Batavia High School to present ‘Lucky Stiff’

    BATAVIA — Nothing like a bit of murder to make you smile.Students and staff at Batavia High School w ...
    April 27, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Learning to Grow: How to invite pollinators to your garden

    Just like resolutions to exercise more and eat better on Jan. 1, I find myself making resolutions to improve my garden come the start of spring. This ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Mini-golf returns to Charlestowne Mall

    ST. CHARLES – After more than a year of selling doughnuts at Charlestowne Mall, Nilesh Patel has added to his game.
    April 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 'A passion for the arts': Sculptor reflects on career after being inducted into Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame

    ST. CHARLES – It seems just like yesterday that Guy J. Bellaver took his first art classes. When he ...
    April 26, 2016 - 7:45 am