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  • First mosquito carrying West Nile virus confirmed in Illinois

    The Illinois Department of Health confirmed Friday a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus in Illinois.
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Good Natured: A species that would make Dr. Seuss proud

    I’m a fan of Dr. Seuss. Always have been, always will be.His magical rhymes helped get me hooked on ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Creating a garden habitat for monarch butterflies

    One of my favorite books as a child was “The Travels of Monarch X” by Ross E. Hutchins. I was amazed at the journey taken by monarchs and have been fa ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Wisdom for the (younger) ages

    Every time I thought about writing a letter to Holly, to be opened on the occasion of her high school graduation in four years, I worried I’d ramble o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • First mosquito carrying West Nile virus confirmed in Illinois

    The Illinois Department of Health confirmed Friday that a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus in Illinois.
    May 29, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Food and nutrition keep the bones strong

    Here are some facts that should scare you straight when you head to the dinner table.   Fa ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • St. Charles Arts Council seeks artists for neXt pop-up gallery in July

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Arts Council will present the neXt gallery – a pop-up art gallery program – in July.
    May 28, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Allergies 101 with Fox Valley Medicine

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million or 1 in 5 Americans suffer from all types of allergies. It is the ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Planit 5: Five things to do in and around Kane County this weekend

    1. Bikes and Bites on the Fox Festival WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30 WHERE: Riverside Dri ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Raging Waves changes opening date to June 5

    YORKVILLE – Due to impending bad weather this weekend, Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville has pushed back its opening date to Friday, June 5 (weather ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Uncorked: Italian flagship wine is labor intensive but rewarding

    The worldwide reception has been overwhelmingly positive.  Virginie Saverys has taken her prized exp ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Craft spirits all the rage at Niche

    GENEVA – With more than 300 craft spirits on hand, Niche restaurant at 14 S. Third St. in downtown Geneva is carving out a niche in the craft spirits ...
    May 28, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • St. Charles Singers to mix art, folk music during final concerts of season

    ST. CHARLES – In June, the St. Charles Singers’ final concerts of the 2014-15 season will feature a choral arrangement of folk songs from the British ...
    May 28, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Herrington to host Duckhorn wine event

    GENEVA – The Herrington Inn and Spa in Geneva will host a four-course Duckhorn Vineyards wine event at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Atwater’s Restaura ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Free diabetic screening offered in Batavia on Saturday, June 3

    BATAVIA – A free diabetic retinopathy screening for those with diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • A dying artist's dark obsessions: Death, sex and aliens

    When "Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World" introduces us to its subject, the Swiss artist best known for designing the memorably creepy alien in the movie ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Park Districts Serve as Stewards of the Environment

    A park district can be the best friend the environment could ever have.  From providing nurturing and necessary habitats for a diverse number of anima ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • How to Recycle Oil

    Did you know that Two hundred million gallons of used oil are improperly disposed of each year? Or that recycling just two gallons of used oil can gen ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: The hidden pitfalls of owning your own business

    Working with 285 businesses of varying sizes during the past year has given me a new perspective on the successes, failures, obstacles and blessings o ...
    May 26, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Cookbook offers a taste of New England

    Jessica Robinson, author of “New England Farmgirl: Recipes and stories from a farmer’s daughter” (Gibbs Smith), is imprinted with memories – particula ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • St. Charles Fine Art Show delights all ages in 17th year

    ST. CHARLES – The 17th Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show's first day Saturday was busy from the minute it opened, said Sue McDowell, the event's commit ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Good Natured: Bucks planned to be moved to Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    “Good Natured” readers may remember a column that ran, oh, about six months ago. Actually, six months and seven days ago, to be exact.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • North Aurora family searching for answers in son’s death

    BATAVIA – Jeff Frank is still searching for answers as to why his 16-month-old son, Emmett Frank, passed away in his sleep on Oct. 15, 2013.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Greater Geneva Art Guild to host festival May 30

    GENEVA – The Greater Geneva Art Guild will host its inaugural Festival of the Art on May 30, according to a news release.
    May 22, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Harvest's wine-pairing dinners showcase new label wines

    ST. CHARLES – The Harvest at Pheasant Run Resort currently is hosting a three-course, wine-paring dinner prepared by executive chef Tiffany Tooker f ...
    May 22, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Salvias beautify garden

    One of the great plant groupings is salvia. Culinary, tender and perennial – all are wonderful. But, perhaps, the best for season-long beauty and colo ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: ’Tis the season of backyard babies

    Owl babies and duck babies and bunny babies, oh my! ’Tis the season. In our backyard, too. I didn’ ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Local theaters to host auditions in June

    This summer, the Fox Valley Theatre Company in Elgin and the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles will host auditions for upcoming fall performances.
    May 21, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Batavia music school to host Student Appreciation Day on Saturday

    BATAVIA – The Music Matters School of Music in Batavia will host its ninth annual Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 16.
    May 21, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • ‘Friends’ actor to be part of ‘Celebrity Autobiography’ show

    BATAVIA – Actress Maggie Wheeler is probably best known for her Janice Litman Goralnik character on the popular television show “Friends.”
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am