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  • ‘No Way to Treat a Lady’ a smart choice for season opener

    ST. CHARLES – “No Way to Treat a Lady,” the dark musical comedy thriller based on a novel and movie by William Goldman, proved a smart choice as it op ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Washington wine’s minerality runs deep

    It was a wine discussion that pleasantly evolved into a geology lecture.  When I sat down for dinner ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: Batavia resident Laura Cianci pens first book

    BATAVIA – The storyline of “Silent Witnesses” – Batavia resident Laura Cianci’s first book – revolves around former FBI agent Alex Hayden, who – whi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Seeing shredded shrubs? Oh! Deer!

    Walking along a woodland edge recently, I couldn’t help but notice how the tips of so many low branches – on shrubs and trees alike – looked really ra ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Paramount Theatre turns in stellar version of ‘The Who’s Tommy’

    AURORA – As an longtime fan of the band The Who, I had misgivings when it was first announced that the band’s iconic album – “Tommy” – was being made ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood | Change: Something to rely on

    Tuesday night, Holly and I got online to register her for high school. Piece of cake, I figured. I g ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' cast member Dovolani coming to Batavia

    BATAVIA – Professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani is a familiar face to fans of the television show "Dancing with The Stars."
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Lincoln theme set for One Book, One Batavia

    BATAVIA – “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” an account of the days that followed President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, is ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Taste of the Town: The Bend General Store strives to tempt taste buds

    ST. CHARLES – The smell of fresh pastrami and cheeses hits one’s nostrils upon entering The Bend General Store.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:06 am
  • Mystery Diner: The Corner Grind a wonderful addition to downtown Elburn

    ELBURN – The coffee shop is a vital component to Main Street America. During our often busy, fast-paced lives, it serves as a place for neighbors and ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kane County officials promote radon testing

    GENEVA – Brett Youngsteadt, the county’s Animal Control administrator, said it wasn’t until he and his wife bought a house that he thought about radon ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Penrose Brewery to release second set of barrel-aged Wild ales Saturday

    GENEVA – Geneva-based Penrose Brewing Co. will release its second set of barrel-aged Wild ales Saturday, Jan. 24, but – this time – it's doing things ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • A winter survival guide

    Yes, winter is here. The temperatures are lower; the skies are gray; and the sun sets at 4:30 p.m. It’s no secret this season can bring the blues; yet ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Gammon Coach House to honor tapping of 1,000th brew

    BATAVIA – Gammon Coach House in Batavia will reach a major milestone this week, when the craft-beer bar and eatery taps its 1,000th brew.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Good Natured: Tracking those 'usual suspects' in nature

    We all have ways of keeping up with current events. Some of us watch TV; some, bless your hearts, read the newspaper or www.kcchronicle.com.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Dentist With a Heart offers services for free

    Local dentist offices have announced times and dates for their participation in the annual Dentist With a Heart program.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Grateful children equal happy mom

    As she emptied her backpack after school one day last week, my dear daughter handed me a note. “De ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Kane County Health Department plans radon awareness poster, video contests

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the Kane County Healthy Places Coalition and Kane County Health Department will be promoting two contests for ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Planit 5: Five things to do in Kane County this weekend

    1. Paramount to present 'The Who's Tommy' WHEN: Show times are 1:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Th ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: Page to Stage bringing works of St. Charles Writers Group to life

    ST. CHARLES – Batavia resident and St. Charles Writers Group member Don Lindman is anxious to see how the actors of the Vero Voce School of Performin ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 'No Way To Treat a Lady' opens Fox Valley Repertory season

    ST. CHARLES – Fox Valley Repertory will open its 2015 theater series with Douglas J. Cohen’s musical “No Way To Treat a Lady.”
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • End of an era: Elburn pharmacist's retirement ends nearly 70-year tradition

    ELBURN – After watching Ken Gustafson spend decades working as a pharmacist in Elburn, one of his sons said it was wonderful to see his father finally ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Santa Barbara Smokehouse recalling certain brands of cold smoked salmon

    The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Santa Barbara Smokehouse Inc. of Santa Barbara, California, is voluntarily recalling cert ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Good Natured: Mussels, buttons and the Fox River

    Editor’s note: This is a rerun of a column that first appeared in January 2011:Well, I popped a butt ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Making a clear path

    Mark Banbury clears a sidewalk of snow Friday afternoon in Batavia. ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • More than 400 pianists to perform during American Grands 20th anniversary concert

    ELGIN – More than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels will perform during American Grands XX – 20th anniversary concert – on Saturday, Jan. 24, ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 6:08 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Is the gratitude jar half full or half empty?

    Half an hour before we sat down to our black-eyed peas New Year’s Day, I read the following on Facebook:
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 6:06 pm
  • Geneva student selected to be Grammy Awards red carpet interviewer

    GENEVA – GENEVA – A Geneva High School senior has been selected as one of two students across the country to report on the 57th annual Grammy Awards i ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Gaetano’s adventurous Italian restaurant a fine-dining affair

    BATAVIA – Over the years, Gaetano’s in Forest Park has been recognized as a superior Italian dining spot across Chicago, raking in exemplary ratings f ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Residents face low temperatures

    Pedestrians walk in the single-digit temperatures at the Geneva Metra station Wednesday afternoon. ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:37 pm
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