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  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Making world-class pizza at home

    Restaurateur and cookbook author Ken Forkish in his latest volume, the excellent “The Elements of Pizza” (Ten Speed), gives readers the inside skinny ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Backstage Questions With ... Ron Onesti: A hall of fame homecoming

    This Saturday night, July 30, Danny Seraphine, original drummer and founding member of the supergroup Chicago, comes back to his home town for his fir ...
    July 27, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    BOY SCOUT TROOP 80 CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 WHERE: Campton Forest Pres ...
    July 27, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • Batavia City Hall to host blood drive for Heartland

    BATAVIA – The city of Batavia will conduct a blood drive July 28 in partnership with Heartland Blood Centers, and invites donors to register.
    July 26, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • Geneva author spins tale of greed in action-thriller

    GENEVA – In “Games of Mind,” protagonist Jack Steele takes on a corrupt corporation that is using American citizens as guinea pigs to perfect mind con ...
    July 26, 2016 - 6:02 pm
  • Organizers add color to Bob Leonard 5K River Run

    ST. CHARLES – Organizers of the Bob Leonard 5K River Run decided to try something new for its ninth year.
    July 27, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Church to pack in entertainment for Elburn Days

    ELBURN – The Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn, will offer many shopping and entertainment opportunities during this year’s ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Sugar Grove family hosts Little Free Library at home

    SUGAR GROVE – There's one thing the Saros family of Sugar Grove looks forward to doing every day – checking out the Little Free Library in its front y ...
    July 25, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Elburn teen learns life lessons from opera

    ELBURN - You might not expect a teenager with blue hair to be classically trained in opera.But Laure ...
    July 25, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Batavia opens cooling center for Sunday heat wave

    BATAVIA – Because the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the area starting Sunday morning and continuing until 7 p.m. July 24, Ba ...
    July 24, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Weekend 10: Murder mystery dinner, state chili contest, concerts, family stargazing to highlight weekend's top entertainment

    AMERICAN ENGLISH WHEN: 8 p.m. July 29 WHERE: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway (Route 25), Aurora C ...
    July 24, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Learning to Grow: Deadheading keeps garden looking its best

    Deadheading, the practice of removing spent blooms, has many benefits. Some perennials can be encouraged into a second round of flowers; others are pr ...
    July 23, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Mini Cooper vs. Subaru – a mom's dilemma

    I was in love. Who can resist the charms of a Mini Cooper? My kids, apparently. Thrown back into another car quest by an apparently distracted driver ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Mama duck could be Mother of the Year

    I couldn’t believe my eyes.But there she was, smack dab in the middle of downtown St. Charles. A bon ...
    July 23, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Out and About – Geneva

    MILLER AND THE OTHER SINNERS TO PERFORM AT EVENFLOWWHEN: 8 p.m. July 29WHERE: EvenFlow Music & Spiri ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Why salmon is such a hot fish

    Food writer, culinary instructor and restaurant consultant Diane Morgan revisits her favorite fish in “Salmon: Everything You Need to Know” (Chronicle ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Roses

    Roses are some of the oldest and most popular flowers in cultivation. They’re also really fun and easy to grow, so you may want to consider adding som ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • While garbage trucks are out, safety should be in

    Garbage trucks can be fascinating to children. The size and sounds of the vehicles alone can often ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Signs in St. Charles parks promote protection of butterflies, bees

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District is making it easier for people to learn how to support and protect such plant pollinators as monarch butte ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:49 pm
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    INAUGURAL FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE HISTORY MUSEUMWHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31WHERE: St. Charles Hist ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • Backstage Questions With ... Ron Onesti: Mash-up dream to come true July 23 – Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd music

    What would YOUR fantasy music mash-up be? Rock and roll has “officially” been around for 60-plus ye ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Out and About – Geneva

    LIVE BAND KARAOKE AT EVENFLOW MUSICWHEN: 7 to 11 p.m. July 21WHERE: EvenFlow Music and Spirits, 302 ...
    July 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Cult musical to amp up teen angst

    A cult movie reimagined as a musical is about to bring its darkly humorous vision to the Pheasant Run stage in a production by Vero Voce of St. Charle ...
    July 19, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • New Mexican eatery opens on Geneva’s east side

    GENEVA – A new Mexican restaurant has opened on Geneva’s east side, featuring the personal recipes of owner Guillermo Macias.
    July 19, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Mosquito trap near Batavia detects West Nile virus

    BATAVIA – A batch of mosquitoes collected near Batavia has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to a news release from the Kane County Healt ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • 'Make room for some fun' at the Kane County Fair

    ST. CHARLES – Larry Breon understands that people are busy.ST. CHARLES – Larry Breon understands that people are busy.
    July 19, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Band brings ‘Power’ to The Arcada Theatre

    ST. CHARLES – Emilio Castillo had, as he put it, a really short crime career. He said he was caught ...
    July 19, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Kaneland alumna takes summer holiday to the arctic

    ELGIN – Not many people can say they've been about 540 nautical miles from the North Pole – but Lauri Novak says it with a smile.
    July 18, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Mystery Diner: Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove delivers big flavor

    Looking for something new, we headed west to try Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. Inside, we discove ...
    July 18, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Learning to Grow: Plant easy-care perennials

    It’s ironic that though our days are longer, summer is the season when I often feel there just aren’t enough hours to get everything accomplished. Bet ...
    July 17, 2016 - 5:30 am