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  • 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
  • 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
  • Sugar Grove native adds Fabyan Windmill to list of Google Virtual Tours

    There is something about windmills that has always fascinated Brad Lawrence.The fas ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Exploring fresh produce for home cooking in a new light

    Stumped on what to do with kohlrabi? Stopped in your tracks by salsify? Flustered by figs or uncertain how to handle Brussels sprouts?
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Elburn mom thankful for community's support for 'miracle baby'

    ELBURN – Mark Bernard remembers the first time he became aware of Meagan Seals, known as the “miracle baby.”
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:09 am
  • Illinois health department issues alert on Zika virus

    The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday issued a news release alerting the public of the potential of contracting the Zika virus while tra ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • The Wine Detectives: Cardinal Rule, Royal Plum Wine and a memorable boat ride

    In our pursuit of small, premium wineries in California, we discovered Cardinal Rule. The owner, Stephen Scharf, is an attorney who has built a new ho ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 6:36 am
  • Chit Chat: Former St. Charles resident writes 'Mabel's Meadow'

    Being a teacher, writing has come fairly easy to Lauren Raudabaugh.Formerly of St. Charles – spendin ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 7:28 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Making a meal of it at McAlister's Deli

    Hot soup tends to warm the body on a cold winter’s day.And that was the case during a recent – and m ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Craft Works offers array of menu items, as well as extensive beer list in Campton Hills

    CAMPTON HILLS – Kristie Elizondo was just a part-time worker under Brian Harrington when they first met, but – before each knew it – their relationshi ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: A look at classic Nordic cooking

    Darra Goldstein’s insightful new book, “Fire + Ice” (Ten Speed Press), offers home cooks here an inside look at what classic Nordic cookery is all abo ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Dentist With a Heart program headed to Tri-Cities

    Local dentist offices have announced times and dates for their participation in the annual Dentist With a Heart program.
    Dec. 21, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Mystery Diner: A good first impression at Tavern in the Hills

    There’s good food at a number of restaurants, but it tastes even better when you feel welcome and at home.
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • The Wine Detectives: On the hunt for premium California wines

    Well, my partner at Likwid Assets, John White, and I are preparing for our latest trip to California in a couple weeks in our quest to find limited-pr ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 8:05 am
  • Holiday production of 'Scrooge's Christmas' hits Playhouse 38 stage in Geneva

    GENEVA – If someone were to put together a list of the most well-known Christmas grouches, Ebenezer Scrooge would have to be right up their with the G ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 8:14 am