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  • Chit Chat: Dick Pond Athletics in St. Charles offers running clubs for all skill levels

    With the new year being just days old, resolutions for 2017 are still in full swing. With the bulk of the year left to conquer, many are still optimis ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 7:03 am
  • Chit Chat: Fox Valley Concert Band to present Home For the Holidays show

    Looking for a great way to begin the holiday season? Like live music? If this sounds like you, then check out the Fox Valley Concert Band’s Home for t ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Matthews to retire from Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

    ST. CHARLES – For Kathy Matthews of St. Charles, love and appreciation of music have always been a large part of her life. As a young girl, Matthews d ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • St. Charles Singers to tackle new installment of ‘Mozart’s Journey’

    October marks the beginning of the 33rd concert season for the St. Charles Singers, a professional chamber choir. In an effort to celebrate this accom ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Walk to School Day gets kids active

    For many kids, going back to school can be difficult after spending the summer months riding bikes and running around outside.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles resident talks fashion, style on podcast

    It could be easy for Mallory Sills to forget that her insight on the style and beauty world is connecting with people – mainly women – across the glob ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles teen ‘embodies total package’ as Jank Ambassador

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles resident George Ressinger holds a title nobody else in the city has held. ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • Chit Chat: History lives again at Aurora's GAR Memorial Museum

    AURORA – Museum wasn’t the first term that came to mind when Rena Church first saw the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum in downtown Aurora.
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Band brings ‘Power’ to The Arcada Theatre

    ST. CHARLES – Emilio Castillo had, as he put it, a really short crime career. He said he was caught ...
    July 19, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles boy gets out-of-this-world experience

    For 12-year-old Gabe Valenzano of St. Charles, June 30 wasn’t any ordinary summer day.It was the day ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles service club brews up craft beer event

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Breakfast Rotary Club is brewing a weekend event that its members hope will put it in a better position to support such ...
    June 23, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Chit Chat: Festival of the Fox brings scaled-down RiverFest to St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – For Vanessa Bell-LaSota, organizing the Festival of the Fox in St. Charles has been a bit like throwing a party without knowing who’s co ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles Fine Art Show returns Memorial Day weekend

    Sue McDowell isn’t an artist, but she has helped bring art to downtown St. Charles for nearly 20 years.
    May 31, 2016 - 9:55 am
  • Chit Chat: The Next Dimension set to hit Arcada stage May 15

    It has been a long time. Not only have Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. been performing for close ...
    May 17, 2016 - 9:52 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