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  • Chit Chat: St. Charles resident authors ‘Gramma, Please Tell Us More Stories!’

    St. Charles resident Linda Brodine has plenty of stories to tell. Brodine has published a second boo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • North Aurora studying whether to remove dam

    NORTH AURORA – Village officials are studying whether to remove the dam near North Aurora Village Hall as a way to improve the quality of the Fox Rive ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Fitness goals don’t have to be New Year’s resolutions, trainers say

    Planning to make big lifestyle changes in 2015? Local fitness experts said waiting until Jan. 1 isn’t necessary.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Elburn resident Scherer headed to Antarctic

    Northern Illinois University geologist Reed Scherer, an Elburn resident, will ring in the new year in the Antarctic.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Good Natured: Do you believe in river otters? Yes!

    One of the more common images making its way around Facebook these days depicts a quintessential Santa Claus. With a plate of cookies in one hand and ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Who’s the clever Santa, now?

    Your holidays caught in a vice-grip of soul-sucking commercialism? I have absolutely no idea what th ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Use of implants can better support dentures

    Imagine that every time you chew your food, your teeth move, making it difficult to eat. For a per ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes coming to St. Charles

    Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes is in the holiday spirit these days. Rimes recently released "ONE Ch ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Taste of the Town: BYOB in the Tri-Cities

    BYOB is a dining concept often associated with Chicago. But the ability to bring-your-own-beer – or other alcoholic beverage – to a restaurant in the ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:16 am
  • Mystery Diner: Meatballs, gnocchi must-haves at rustic Riganato Old World Grille

    GENEVA – “Oh my God!” was all I could say after my first bite. The velvety Jalapeño Gnocchi warmed ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Get Beautiful Eyelashes With LATISSE!

    A common complaint among women is having eyelashes that are too short, too thin, or just invisible.  One option is to wear false eyelashes, but these ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • ‘Deep cleaning’ planned for Kaneland schools in light of recent flu concerns

    “Deep cleaning” of all schools in Kaneland School District 302 was to take place Tuesday night after students and staff members had experienced flu sy ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 6:40 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Chipping in

    What a week of wild news, world! I laughed out loud when I read the tweet, “Has anyone tried turning America off and back on again?”
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: A real weasel, a bona fide mustelid

    So the other day we had a bit of an oddball show up here at the ‘Knolls. Slinky and furtive, he skulked in the shadows and did his best to avoid detec ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Theory: Change is going to do you good

    New Year’s resolutions, we make them … and break them. The idea is good, but the execution, flawed. ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Proper tooth care prevents cavities

    Avoid the sound of a drill at your dentist’s office by taking proper care of your teeth. N ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:05 am
  • Letting 'Freedom' reign: Geneva musician Tom Fuller gets real, raw on new album

    GENEVA – After a whirlwind European tour, The Tom Fuller Band will return to its roots with a special homecoming show in Geneva.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Advanced Disposal Encourages Drivers to Slow Down

    It’s Monday morning and you are already late for work. But as you pull out of your drive way the garbage truck turns onto your street. Sure you may be ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Batavia resident writes about cancer survivorship

    In caring for his wife, Linda, as she battled ovarian cancer for eight years, Batavia resident Christopher Cudworth learned about character, caregivin ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • High-flying ‘Mary Poppins’ opens at Paramount

    The Paramount Theatre’s high-flying production of “Mary Poppins” is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season with your family.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ready, Set, ... Dance!

    Enrolling your child in a dance class, at any age, is much more than finding a way to burn off their energy and give yourself a little free time.  Acc ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Good Natured: Turtles require a long-term commitment

    I guess we all have our Thanksgiving favorites. My brother likes turkey, and lots of it. I’m partial to stuffing. And my buddy Arthur, he’s a sweet-po ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • St. Charles Arts Council issues call to student artists

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Arts Council is seeking student artists of all ages and disciplines for the second annual Charlie’s Center for the Arts ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Fermilab to stage Christmas comedy

    BATAVIA – Fermilab will stage the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at F ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Using books to foster empathy

    It’s hard to know what to say to children about the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Monday evening, a grand jury chose not to charge Ferguson Police Off ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Preparing your child for regular visits to the dentist

    When your child’s first tooth erupts, that means it is time to take them on a visit to ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Nelson brothers bringing Christmas show to Arcada Theatre

    In the ’50s and ’60s, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their family became television’s first family. Ma ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • ‘Christmas on Broadway’ ushers in the holiday spirit

    Fox Valley Repertory’s production of “Christmas on Broadway,” a seasonal musical written and arranged by Rick Lewis, is brightening the stage at Pheas ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Thanksgiving feast without the fuss

    On Thursday, Pheasant Run Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker will prepare her first Thanksgiving buffet brunch since taking over the helm of the food and b ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • George W. Bush to visit Naperville book store Monday

    NAPERVILLE – The United States' 43rd president will drop by Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville for a book signing at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:56 pm
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