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  • ECC to present blues and brats during Bratoberfest

    ELGIN – The Elgin Community College Arts Center will celebrate its inaugural Bratoberfest, featuring blues and brats, on Friday, Oct. 10. As part of t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • On-som' bel event showcases unique art for a good cause

    BATAVIA – The multicolored wig Lauren Schmidt wore Saturday added about three feet to her five-foot, six-inch frame, but surprisingly it did not weigh ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Good Natured: The cedar waxwing, a bubbly bug-catcher

    Whether we realize it or not, we all have hidden talents – a special skill or talent we trot out from time to time to amaze and amuse ourselves and ot ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Slice of Life: Kane forest preserve officers work to keep residents and natural areas safe

    Rick Splittgerber’s job could take him from Wasco to Algonquin on an ATV one day, and then have him pulling over a suspected drunken driver at the Jon ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn a time to think of spring

    Fall, my favorite season of the year; my dog loves it too!  We all have a bit of spring in our ste ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family dinner often a ‘moveable feast’

    Dinner is an art form. I’m not talking about the food. Nope, I’m talking merely about the getting people to the table – and keeping them there – part.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Waubonsee college concert to celebrate life of music professor

    SUGAR GROVE – Next month, Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove will host a memorial concert to celebrate the life of one of its educators.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Volunteers make a difference at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Help keep Hickory Knolls Discovery Center a wonderful place to visit. A variety of volunte ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • When a crown might be the fix with Murphy Dentistry

    A dental crown can improve the appearance of a tooth, while also making it strong. Batavia ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Reduce Unwanted Facial Lines With Botox With Women's Institute

    Feeling good is the best reason for anyone to smile, but even smiling and laughter can have a downside when it results in premature age lines and wrin ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Diner a Geneva gem for breakfast

    GENEVA – One of life’s simple pleasures comes in the form of the American diner. Being able to relish in the round-the-clock service of pancakes, wa ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 6:35 am
  • Liberating literature: Banned Books Week celebrates freedom to read

    The “Harry Potter” series, “A Wrinkle in Time” and “The Scarlet Letter” are among the many titles depicted on a poster hanging in the back of high sch ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Art, fashion join in Water Street Studios’ fundraiser

    Those who attend Water Street Studios’ third annual on-som’ bel fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27, will see how fashion and art interact.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Park district programs provide valuable resources for area troops

    Is your child a Daisy or a Wolf? A Brownie or a Bear? Notice the use of initial capital letters. We’re not talking about personality traits or favorit ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Top 10 challenged books of 2013

    The following are the 10 most challenged titles of 2013 and the reasons they were challenged, according to bannedbooksweek.org:
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:35 pm
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