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  • Lupita’s Cocina to host inaugural Tequila Taste

    CAMPTON HILLS – Those who attend Lupita’s Cocina’s Tequila Taste on Wednesday, July 30, will get a taste of what the Campton Hills restaurant has to o ...
    NEW: July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Winemaker builds white wine brand in red territory

    Anthony Yount has always pushed winemaking boundaries. The winery is his own creative laboratory. Wh ...
    NEW: July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles Arts Council seeks artists for neXt pop-up gallery

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Arts Council will present the neXt gallery – a pop-up art gallery program – in September.
    NEW: July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Happy Together Tour joins Paramount's Season Kick Off Party

    AURORA – The Paramount Theatre in Aurora will present The Happy Together Tour, starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, as well as Chuck Negron of ...
    NEW: July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Planit 5: Top 5 things to do in Kane County

    1. Geneva Arts Fair WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27WHERE: Third and State stree ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • St. Charles Park District offers all-day fun at Pottawatomie Park

    Spend the entire day at Pottawatomie Park participating in various fun activities. St. Ch ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Learn about replacing your missing teeth with Batavia dentist Dr. Ronald Murphy

    According to the American Dental Association, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Good Natured: Golden tortoise beetle impressive and cute as a bug

    Thar’s gold in them thar hills!But hold on a sec. Before you run for your pans and pickaxes, we shou ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fairy gardening fun for adults, kids

    Fairy gardening has taken the country by storm. Maybe it’s because it is a great way to get kids in the garden; maybe it’s because gardening in a very ...
    July 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Mom learns benefits of having a drivers license-toting teen

    This whole “my kid has his driver’s license” thing sure is fascinating. But maybe fascinating isn’t quite the right word.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Playhouse 38 to stage ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’

    Playhouse 38’s summer teen production of “Into the Woods, Jr.,” will run for one weekend only. The musical, which is based on the stories of the Broth ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Liu Brothers brings B.Y.O.B. Chinese bistro to St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Chinese restaurants and take-out joints are a staple in the American dining scene, and – often – with popularity comes ubiquity. With so ...
    July 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • In the write place: Documentary to feature St. Charles Writers Group

    Batavia resident Stacy Chambers started reading her short story, “A Very Small Thing,” slowly but deliberately as the other members of the St. Charles ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Simon stops by clinic to discuss women’s health care

    AURORA – Sheila Simon, lieutenant governor of Illinois, visited the Planned Parenthood: Aurora Health Center on Wednesday to advocate for comprehensiv ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Art historian to present 'Monuments Men' lecture at library

    BATAVIA – “The Monuments Men: Saving Europe’s Treasures” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavi ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Biking St. Charles

    With miles and miles of trails throughout St. Charles connecting to adjacent communities, there is ample opportunity to explore the Fox Valley area.
    July 16, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Delnor rated among state's best hospitals

    GENEVA – Delnor Hospital, for the second consecutive year, has been ranked among the best hospitals in Chicago and Illinois by U.S. News & World Repor ...
    July 15, 2014 - 7:59 pm
  • Kissing and the spread of bacteria

    We’ve all heard about the “kissing disease” mononucleosis, but did you know that kissing really does spread all kinds of bacteria?
    July 15, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Good Natured: No rattles, no fangs, no venom on fox snakes

    I think it’s safe to say, most people in our area can recognize a garter snake.Smallish to medium in ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: License to drive

    My son just drove away. In my car. Alone. The dog looked back toward the house, from his spot in the yard (he’d been hoping for a walk, but the boy ha ...
    July 11, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Keep container plants pretty all summer long

    You have created the perfect container plantings. They may be a welcoming collection at the front door or splashes of color on the patio or deck.
    July 11, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Where the chefs roam: Area restaurant industry leaders share their favorite dining spots in Kane County

    When chefs and leaders in the beer and wine industry aren’t slaving away in their own kitchens, breweries or cellars, they too venture into the vast d ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • A winemaker’s odyssey

    Orion Stang did everything possible to become a winemaker. Stang, now the owner of Dilécta Wines, be ...
    July 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles swing, jazz event set for October

    ST. CHARLES – A music- and dance-filled event benefiting local groups will be held this fall in downtown St. Charles.
    July 9, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • ‘Walking the Camino’ documentary brings back memories for local pilgrim

    In about 40 days, St. Charles resident Drew Pistilli and his wife, Sarah, walked from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spai ...
    July 10, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Why is flossing so important?

    Ronald Murphy has been educating people on flossing for more than 12 years. The Batavia dentist offers general and cosmetic dentistry. His office is l ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Concerts in the Park returns to St. Charles

    The St. Charles Park District’s Summer Concerts in the Park series is underway with five bands scheduled in July.
    July 8, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Uncle Kracker revive '90s hits at RiverEdge

    Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker performed on July 6 at RiverEdge Park as part of the "Under The Sun Tour."
    July 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Good Natured: The Holy Grail of all River Bug-dom

    Editor’s Note: This column is the third in a three-part series on the Fox River’s famous, or perhaps infamous, “River Bugs.”
    July 5, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Holmstad to host Beech Tree Studio art exhibition

    BATAVIA – The Holmstad in Batavia will host an art exhibition, featuring the work of about 24 students from Geneva’s Beech Tree Studio from Friday, Ju ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:56 pm
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