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  • Glenn Miller Orchestra: 10 photos

    The Glenn Miller Orchestra performed at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles May 22. ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • Geneva teacher to host release party for new CD

    GENEVA – Geneva High School Spanish teacher Dina Bach – also a local singer and songwriter – will host a CD release party at 7:30 p.m. May 27 at EvenF ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:39 am
  • Music for indie-rock group a Piece of Cake

    BATAVIA — The phrase “piece of cake” can mean at least three things: something that is easy to accomplish, a literal piece of cake, and it’s also the ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:53 am
  • Health department marks milestone with Narcan training program

    Nearly two years after its launch, the Kane County Health Department’s Narcan training program has reached a milestone.
    May 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Chat about pirate eye patches prevents bedtime

    “That’s why pirates wear eye patches,” he said. Forgive me, but I have no idea how this conversation even started. It was 9:45 on one of Noah’s last s ...
    May 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Bee mystery buzzing about Hickory Knolls

    Growing up, I was a huge fan of the “Hardy Boys” and “Nancy Drew” mysteries. And thank goodness. Because here at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St ...
    May 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Backstage Questions with ... Ron Onesti: Discussing 'Vinyl,' Miley Cyrus and more

    “How is it that every time the Starship came to The Arcada, Paul Kantner, the original guitarist, never came to play there?“ – Chuck P., St. Charles
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Let's talk roses

    Nothing sparks up a garden like a red rose. In the midst of subtle colors, red is an exclamation point. But what kind of red rose? Lots of people have ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    FREE COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon May 21 WHERE: St. Charles Police Department, ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Taste of the Town: 'Food is the main focus' – Isacco's Kitchen brings northern Italian fare to First Street

    ST. CHARLES – Isacco Vitali’s decision to relocate Isacco’s Kitchen a little closer to central downtown St. Charles wasn’t made on a whim. After all, ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Weekend 10: Donnie & Marie at Paramount highlights top events this weekend

    DONNIE AND MARIEWHEN: 5 p.m. May 22; 1:30 p.m. May 25 and 26; 8 p.m. May 27; 3 and 8 p.m. May 28; an ...
    May 19, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Do You Have Time For Two Dental Visits? We Didn’t Think So.

    Unlike typical restorations, which require you to wear a temporary crown and return for a second ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: New book revisits Classic Eclairs

    Home bakers with an appetite for French pastry – especially eclairs, profiteroles, cream puffs and savory gougeres – now have a new guide at their dis ...
    May 17, 2016 - 12:32 pm
  • Campton Hills Kiwanis, Kaneland Key Club to host Ryker Newhouse benefit

    The Kiwanis International mission is to help kids. So when one of Campton Hills own kids was in trouble, it only felt right for Kiwanis to do somethin ...
    May 19, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • The Wine Detectives: Getting to know the Centre De Vin in Hong Kong

    We just returned from our latest trip to Hong Kong, where we focused our efforts on finalizing an agreement with Ben Chang, majority owner of the Cent ...
    May 17, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Out and About – Batavia

    TRUCKS AND TRUCK TALES AT BATAVIA PUBLIC LIBRARYWHEN: 10 a.m. May 19WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 1 ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Out and About – Geneva

    FOX VALLEY FOOD FOR HEALTH BACKYARD BARBECUE FUNDRAISERWHEN: 6 p.m. May 20WHERE: Mill Creek Golf Clu ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Mark Twain program to take place May 22 at Batavia library

    BATAVIA — The story of Mark Twain’s life will be told at the Batavia Public Library at 2 p.m. May 22 by a somewhat unlikely source: the famed author h ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Yard Waste Pickup at Advanced Disposal

              You have just spent the whole weekend cleaning up your yard. Now what should you do with the piles of yard waste? As defined by the Environ ...
    May 16, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Hickory Knolls event to encourage children to get muddy

    ST. CHARLES – Laura McCoy is hoping for rain May 21.That’s because she is expecting dozens of childr ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Scoring 'bialys' and talking with the kids

    I called home from a long, three-day conference. It was only in Naperville, and I came home each night, but still, I missed face time with my girl.
    May 14, 2016 - 8:19 am
  • Good Natured: Gypsy moths and remembering a special dance

    When I think of the word gypsy, two images come to mind.One is circa 1972 and features the stage at ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Smile, Janet's Cooking!: A double-layer cake – just like Mom’s

    We do not call ourselves professional cake makers at The Catering Gourmets. But we do make tasty Texas sheet cakes. The chocolate version has been aro ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Annuals/Containers

    Don’t have a green thumb? That doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful plants and flowers. Sometime ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:57 am
  • Weekend 10: Gardenology, PechaKucha Night and more this weekend

    KEVIN MCCAFFREYWHEN: 8 p.m. May 12 and 13; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. May 14.WHERE: Zanies Comedy Night Club ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • Local residents take part in 4-H state contest

    Members of the Kane County 4-H Horse Bowl teams won state titles during the Illinois 4-H State Horse Contest, which took place at the University of Il ...
    May 11, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • 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
  • Elgin Valley Fox Trot launches the 10K

    Kick off Memorial Day weekend with an Elgin spring tradition – the 39th Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot. This year the Fox Trot is launching its inaugura ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    SWING INTO SUMMER BARN DANCEWHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. May 21WHERE: Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Cha ...
    May 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Using – or not using – native plants in landscaping

    What is all the hype about native plants? What plants are considered to be native, and are they all good choices to use in landscaping?
    May 11, 2016 - 5:30 am