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  • Hidden Artist Challenge set for Sept. 12 in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Arts Council invites residents to unleash their inner artist at a Sept. 12 event to benefit a downtown center for the ar ...
    NEW: Sept. 4, 2015 - 7:50 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.
    NEW: Sept. 4, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Good Natured: A dedicated volunteer and his 'tenants' at Hickory Knolls

    If you’ve ever visited Hickory Knolls during May, June or July, you’ve probably noticed a certain bubbliness in the air, a constant, cheerful chatter ...
    NEW: Sept. 4, 2015 - 7:32 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Are cattails good or bad?

    If you have a shallow shoreline on your property you have probably experienced this dilemma: Should your cattails stay or go?
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Native plants

    Imagine if you had some plants that you never had to spray with fertilizer, insecticide or fungicide. It certainly would save you money. It also would ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Dental Veneers can beautify your smile

    Sometimes your teeth just don’t do justice to the rest of your face. Dental veneers can cov ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Kendall County death attributed to West Nile virus

    A resident of Kendall County has died after contracting West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Bird in Aurora tests positive for West Nile virus

    AURORA – A bird found in Aurora last week has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first bird in Kane County to do so this year, accordi ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Dental Veneers Can Beautify Your Smile

    Sometimes your teeth just don’t do justice to the rest of your face. Dental veneers can cover imper ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Rascals brings family-friendly sports bar to Geneva

    GENEVA – Growing up, Dina Pray waited tables at her parents’ restaurants in Batavia and St. Charles.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Elburn’s Troubled Hubble to play 10-year reunion show

    Elburn-based Troubled Hubble still wants to do some exploring. The band, which broke up in 2005, wil ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Maybe Baby, It’s You’ a hilarious take on the search for a soul mate

    ST. CHARLES – Ah, the soul mate. Whether you think it’s a myth perpetuated by fiction and fairytales or consider the ideal a universal truth, parties ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Blaggards frontman talks about upcoming concert at Fox Valley Irish Fest

    AURORA – The Fox Valley Irish Fest on Saturday, Sept. 5, at RiverEdge Park in Aurora promises to serve up plenty of Irish fun.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Paramount nabs Jeff Awards nominations

    AURORA – Chicago actor Michael Shannon has announced the nominees for the 2015 Equity Jeff Awards, and – in its first year of eligibility – the Paramo ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:26 pm
  • St. Charles Meijer to host Star Wars 'Force Friday' event

    ST. CHARLES – Fans of the “Star Wars” saga are invited to a celebration that begins tonight in St. Charles, according to a news release.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • Mosquitoes near Burlington test positive for West Nile virus

    Mosquitoes collected near Burlington have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to a Kane County Health Department news release.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • LivingWell celebrates 10 years of supporting cancer patients, families

    GENEVA – When Craig Stokely’s wife, Carole, was diagnosed with brain cancer, he said she was not interested in going to LivingWell Cancer Resource Cen ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 6:34 am
  • Hydrangeas

    Did you know that early summer and fall are the best times to plant hydrangeas? The first official d ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Pottawatomie Garden Club to host meeting, event in September

    ST. CHARLES – The Pottawatomie Garden Club will meet at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, on Monday Sept. 28.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Recipes to savor, share from Sara Forte

    Food blogger and devoted cook Sara Forte offers a broad range of creative recipes – including Marrakesh Carrots – in “The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spo ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Jenny McCarthy hosts star-studded night at benefit at Oscar Swan Country Inn in Geneva

    GENEVA – Hotel Baker owner Rowena Salas said she was honored that celebrity Jenny McCarthy and singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg picked the St. Charles hot ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 6:54 am
  • Good Natured: Snakes – even venomous ones – have important jobs to do

    Maybe you’ve heard, a snake caused quite a stir in the Tri-Cities this past week.After a lead story ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Keeping plants under control

    Every gardener has fought a battle of some kind with a spreading plant and lost. Some plants just spread; it’s what they do. Even some of our traditio ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Keeping it real on the college trail

    Last week my children posed together for the very last time for my annual “Hurry up and get out here! – It’s almost time to go” back-to-school photo s ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Search for snake on the loose continues

    So far, a trap to catch a potentially venomous snake on the loose in the Mill Creek subdivision near Geneva has not caught anything.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 6:37 am
  • Uncorked: Rugged terrain an oasis for Galerie winemaker

    The engine groaned as Laura Diaz Muņoz hit the accelerator.The engine groaned as Laura Diaz Muņoz hit the accelerator.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: Albright Theatre to present 42nd season

    BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre Company’s 42nd season will feature an eclectic array of plays. The se ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • Country singer Olivia Dvorak to perform at St. Charles benefit

    The crowds continue to get bigger for country singer-songwriter Olivia Dvorak. The 22-year-old, who ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:45 am
  • Film shorts to screen during Festival of the Vine

    GENEVA – In September, film buffs and wine afficianado's will be able rub elbows during a popular Geneva festival.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Veterans benefit concert set for Saturday at Kane County Fairgrounds

    ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Fairgrounds this weekend will be the site of a music-filled benefit for local veterans.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:46 am