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  • When the snow hits, the St. Charles Park District plow crew and sidewalk crew know they better get up early.

    According to Jeff Goodrich, assistant superintendent of parks, whenever it snows, the plow team knows to arrive by 5 a.m. The team is responsible for ...
    March 2, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Good Natured: Birds leave plenty of evidence

    Anyone who’s ever kept a bird feeder in their yard knows that anything and everything can show up to take advantage of the free offerings. Large mamma ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Taft Built, Cal’s Angels team up

    Taft Built, a family-owned, home renovating and building company based out of South Elgin, is giving back to the community by teaming up with Cal’s An ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Cougars reveal name of specialty brew

    GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars, with the help of their fans and social media followers, have announced the name for the organization’s specialty Cou ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'It could happen'

    I’ve got two kids heading to college. Soon. According to a 2012 column written by Forbes contribut ...
    March 1, 2015 - 7:18 am
  • Medicare program to take place in St. Charles on March 2

    ST. CHARLES – Judi Riley, a certified SHIP – state health insurance assistance program – counselor, will present an overview of Medicare at 1 p.m. Mon ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: 'How many of you have seen your mother in a fistfight?'

    In the film “Finding Forrester,” the famous white author, mentoring a talented black teenage writer, tries to explain where the boy’s high school teac ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Mystery Diner: FoxFire in Geneva specializes in seafood, steaks, chops

    GENEVA – FoxFire in Geneva has been around since 2003, specializing in steaks, seafood and chops. Th ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Chit Chat: Businesses combine love of wine, painting

    GENEVA – Geneva Park District Executive Director Sheavoun Lambillotte took a sip of wine as she went about putting the finishing touches on the cobble ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Steel Beam Theatre’s ‘Big Meal’ an appetizing production

    Five generations whiz by in “The Big Meal,” Dan LeFranc’s meaty slice-of-life play that’s now onstage at Steel Beam Theatre. Unfolding without an inte ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Before the Diploma: The perks of being a waitress

    What do flipping greasy hamburgers, cleaning popcorn off of movie theater floors, collecting money at a cash register and dealing with aggravating cus ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Adult Activity Center keeps seniors in the know, on the go

    Think of it as one-stop shopping for everything a healthy, active senior (or one who wants to be or stay that way) needs.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Converting Waste into Energy to Power a Community

    Advanced Disposal not only works to protect the natural environment they also provide a vital service to governments, businesses and residents. They a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Park District Dish: Participants prove you can be fit at any age

    Fitness is always a hot topic when a new year rolls around. A lot of people choose to wait until January to get active and healthy, but several Batavi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Batavia student overcomes congenital heart defect

    Like most 6-year-old girls, Sydney Mowen is full of energy. She has been keeping busy in a ballet class offered through the Batavia Park District.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • Good Natured: If you're someplace wet, think mink

    Several years ago, my friend Jessi and I went exploring at McKee Marsh – a small but wonderfully diverse parcel at the north end of the Blackwell Fore ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Kenosha Beef International recalling beefsteak patty product

    The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 2 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Vicki Lawrence bringing ‘Mama’ to Paramount Theatre

    AURORA – Best known for her character “Mama” from the long-running “The Carol Burnett Show,” Vicki Lawrence will perform in “Vicki Lawrence and Mama ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Author Kelly Corrigan's Glitter and Glue for Good Tour to make stop in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – New York Times Best-Selling author Kelly Corrigan is taking her latest book, “Glitter and Glue,” on a multi-city tour while raising mone ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Early Light Cafe now open year-round

    GENEVA – Those who love Dawn Phillips’ homemade chicken pot pie or homemade soup now can enjoy the items year-round.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:07 am
  • The Write Place: Not-so-random acts of kindness

    At my school, I’m a member of a program called A&E. Basically, it’s a group of students that has the opportunity to make our school a better place and ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Health official says Kane County has no measles cases

    GENEVA – Although an Elgin Community College student contracted the measles, no cases had been reported in Kane County as of Wednesday morning, a heal ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:04 am
  • Does recycling my cans and bottles really make a difference?

    Absolutely! By taking the time to recycle items including aluminum cans and plastic bottles, an individual does their part in helping to preserve and ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District’s new Angels cheerleading coaches prepare team for future

    This isn’t your mother’s cheerleading squad.In the past decade, cheerleading has grown to be so much ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Radiesse can provide both short- and long-term benefits

    Women seeking a younger, more radiant appearance have a great FDA-approved option – Radiesse dermal filler.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Prevent periodontitis with proper oral care

    If there is some pink in the sink when you brush or floss, that could be a sign of gum dise ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Good Natured: Squirrels vs. rabbits – following the footsteps

    If you happen to live on the edge of a grassy expanse, or in a newer subdivision where shrubs abound but trees are small, chances are you have rabbits ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • Irish band Caladh Nua to perform at Fermilab

    BATAVIA – The Fermilab Art Series will present Irish band Caladh Nua at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, located at Pine Street an ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Precious little to do with housework

    A few days ago, Noah had a French club meeting after school. When he was ready for a ride home, he s ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Geneva Park District Offers Toddler Variety

    The Geneva Park District provides a variety of options for parents of toddlers. The success of the toddler program can be attributed to the dedication ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:53 am