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  • Finesse with food | Finery & Blacksmith Bar chefs infuse local flavors with global flair

    ST. CHARLES – As the country continues to grow and evolve into the confluence of cultures that it is today, it poses the question: What does the Ameri ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Mystery Diner: Shakou combines contemporary vibe with Japanese cuisine

    ST. CHARLES – Within minutes of stepping into Shakou Modern Japanese Cuisine, it was clear that an enjoyable experience was among the top priorities o ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • After brain surgery, Campton Hills woman becoming a competitive runner

    CAMPTON HILLS – A few years ago, Christie Gillespie suffered from up to 10 partial seizures a day, which limited her activities and reduced her energy ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • Home Show all weekend at Pheasant Run

    ST. CHARLES – Residents can update, enhance and beautify their humble abodes by attending this weekend's The Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • A new stage in life | Steel Beam Theatre founder Donna Steele to resign in November

    ST. CHARLES – A calmness filled the air of the empty 79-seat Steel Beam Theatre, contradicting the usual liveliness evoked by the countless actors who ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • Evelyn's Baskets: Geneva family members highlight cleft lip, palate issues in Guatemala

    GENEVA – Evelyn Gibbons is a lively, chatty little girl, a bundle of almost nonstop energy and a joy to her parents.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 7:24 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Abby’s a charming breakfast nook nestled in downtown St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Families and the brunching bunch have a new breakfast boutique to tickle their fancy. Abby’s Breakfast and Lunch opened in May in the fo ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bulldog’s Cellar bar and grill opens in downtown Batavia

    BATAVIA – The owner of the new Bulldog’s Cellar hopes that his bar and grill will become as well known as the nickname Bulldog.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles doctors seeking readers’ questions before cancer workshop

    ST. CHARLES – Two St. Charles chiropractors are seeking readers’ questions about cancer in advance of a workshop they are planning for October called ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Waubonsee college to host scientific series, ‘Asset Earth,’ beginning Sept. 24

    SUGAR GROVE – This month, Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove will host the “Asset Earth” series, which will explore newly discovered ecosystem ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Ode to the outdoors: National Wilderness Month an invitation to explore trails, forest preserves

    Of man’s connection to the outdoors, early wilderness preservationist John Muir said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles Jazz Weekend set to kick off

    ST. CHARLES – Grammy award-winning performer Frank Catalano will help kick off the fourth annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend, which will run today throug ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • St. Charles woman is Kane's first West Nile case in 2015

    ST. CHARLES – A 51-year-old St. Charles woman last month was recorded as the first human case of the West Nile virus in Kane County this year, accordi ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Bodybuilding attracts women from Tri-Cities area

    Nineteen-year-old Olivia Houben once was so shy and worried about being judged, she said, she hated to be called on in class.
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Geneva hosts food drive during food bank's 'Hunger Action Month'

    GENEVA – The city of Geneva is hosting a community food drive this month, which is Hunger Action Month for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 7:34 pm