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  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Paleo cookbooks take front and center

    There’s no mystery why the paleo diet has gained so much traction, argues Becky Winkler, food blogger and author of the recently published “Paleo Plan ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • Something for everyone at Elgin Public House

    ELGIN – Sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy a pub burger.Look no further than Elgin Public Ho ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • The Vinyl Goods releases Christian-themed album, 'The Light of Day'

    SOUTH ELGIN – Tim Moberly has always loved music. So have his close friends from high school. So mu ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • Worry-free driving; 3-year, 36K warranty

    Excel Automotive Repair wants to earn your trust. This local, veteran-owned, family business auto ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • 'Other Desert Cities' headed to Albright Theatre in Batavia

    BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre will present "Other Desert Cities," by Jon Robin Baitz. The drama explores the hidden secrets that both hold a family t ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Vero Voce Theater presents 'Annie Junior'

    ST. CHARLES – Vero Voce Theater presents "Annie Junior," directed by David M. Rodriguez (Vero Voce artistic director), with vocal direction by Dawn Ha ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • West Chicago company recalls pie filling

    The Jel Sert Company of West Chicago has issued a voluntary recall of a pie filling due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a Kane Coun ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Good Natured: Whatever happened with the Big Snake?

    Recently I received an email from a Good Natured reader, Christine Brahm, who lives in Batavia.As I ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Back from Iowa and 'Feeling the Bern'

    You might say I’m “Feeling the Bern.” I’ve got a sign in the yard, a few T-shirts and cool pins, and, you know it, Bernie stickers on my Subaru. But a ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • 'This is only the beginning': Geneva's Mickelsen looks ahead after 'Idol' elimination

    GENEVA – Noting that "this is only the beginning," Geneva High School senior Kayla Mickelsen stated in an email that her "American Idol" experience wa ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Batavia author shares blind dating mishaps in humorous book

    BATAVIA – Stephanie Rische thought she had enough crazy, hilarious dating stories to fill a book.So, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Marmion-Rosary Jazz Combo receives 2nd place trophy at jazz fest

    The Marmion-Rosary Jazz Combo received a Class A second-place trophy and a first division rating with a score of 139 points at the North Shore Jazz Fe ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Feel-good food from ‘Simply Nigella’

    • Journalist Tom Witom, who lives in Elgin, has written extensively for years about food and the food industry.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

    BATAVIA – Although he never met Margaret Hillis – a former music director for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to lead the Chicago Sym ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Kayla Mickelsen: 'So proud' as 'Idol' run continues; local performances coming up

    GENEVA – Kayla Mickelsen is among the final 51 performers on "American Idol." Though the Geneva High School senior received little air time on Wednesd ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Taste of the Town: Renovation takes place at Rox City Grill in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – It was time for a change. Just because Hotel Baker was built in 1928 didn’t mean that ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Chair-ity event returns to St. Charles for second year

    ST. CHARLES – The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is bringing back its Chair-ity event for a second year – with some changes.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Winter Wonders in Campton Hills offers indoor, outdoor activities

    CAMPTON HILLS – Campton Hills is offering a chance for families to beat the winter blahs.The village ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Braga Organic Farms recalls pistachios because of possible health risk

    The Kane County Health Department is advising community members that Braga Organic Farms is conducting a voluntary recall of pistachios due to potenti ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • Understanding the Lifecycle of Trash

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash or recyclables after it leaves your curb? One of three things can happen to trash, it can be either ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • Check engine light may indicate simple fix

    When the “check engine” light illuminates your car’s dashboard, it could just mean the gas cap needs to be tightened or a fuse replaced, or it could p ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Kissing and the Spread of Disease

    There may be some benefits of kissing but there are also some risks involved. With just one kiss, couples can share more than 500 different types of d ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Garden of Life recalls products because of possible health risk

    The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Good Natured: Creating a paradise for coyotes

    When was the last time you played “Connect the Dots?”I remember Grandma Erickson giving me a book of ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'Hairspray' gets audience members on their feet

    “You can’t stop the beat!” No kidding, not if Tracy Turnblad has anything to say about it. The bubbly, guileless teenager is played by the perfectly-c ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Geneva teen's 'Idol' run continues

    GENEVA – Kayla Mickelsen's run on "American Idol" will continue into next week's episodes. During a two-hour episode that aired Thursday night, Mickel ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Smart ways to reduce inflammation

    Achieving a healthy body and mind sounds like a noble target, but it’s one that requires more than wishful thinking. This is especially the case when ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Batavia library announces pick for community-wide reading program

    BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library has announced that its One Book, One Batavia selection for 2016 will center on fictional detective Sherlock Holme ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Deadline nears for St. Patrick's Parade entries

    ST. CHARLES – Those wanting to participate in the 17th annual St. Patrick’s Parade have until Feb. 12 to submit an application, according to a Downtow ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Kayla Mickelsen: 'I DID make it past lines of ten'

    GENEVA – Though she wasn't heard from on Wednesday's episode on "American Idol," Geneva singer Kayla Mickelsen stated in a Facebook post that she did ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:36 am