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  • 'Ordinary Days' at Steel Beam Theatre

    ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre in downtown St. Charles presents "Ordinary Days," a musical for four weekends beginning Friday, April 10.
    April 1, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Keep It Moving! Park District Activities & Athletics Aid in Healthy Lifestyle

    If there is one word lifestyle experts and doctors agree defines the best approach to achieving a long and healthy life, it’s “active.”   The act of ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Benefit concert to honor Geneva girl’s love of music

    SUGAR GROVE – Alyssa Alvin of Geneva was 18 when she lost her battle with leukemia in 2014, but her family is honoring her life and love of music by e ...
    April 1, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Forever Yogurt to open in Geneva

    GENEVA – As the St. Charles location of Forever Yogurt this month marks its second year in business at 117 W. Main St., a second location soon will op ...
    March 31, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Whiten your teeth in less than an hour

    Batavia dentist Ronald Murphy wants you to imagine your teeth up to eight shades whiter in less than an hour.
    March 31, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Park District Green Spaces Open Up New Worlds

    Imagine what downtown St. Charles would look like without Lincoln Park or Pottawatomie Park, or what the west side of town would be without Otter Cove ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: A decadent volume for chocoholics

    Will Torrent, master pastry chef, is a lover of all things chocolate. His book “Chocolate at Home” (Ryland Peters & Small) is aimed squarely at home c ...
    March 30, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Aurora Products Inc. expanding nationwide recall of walnut products

    Aurora Products Inc. is expanding its nationwide recall of walnut products, including trail mixes containing walnuts, due to possible salmonella conta ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Gypsy moth sessions coming up

    CAMPTON HILLS – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold open houses to explain its plans to treat parts of northern Illinois for the destruct ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • St. Charles teen band competing for chance to play at Bonnaroo festival

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles teen band The Giving Moon is competing for the chance to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Tennesse ...
    March 28, 2015 - 8:41 am
  • Good Natured: Muskrat parents ushering offspring out into the world

    We consider it a human rite of passage: Grow to a certain age, acquire important life skills, then leave home to take on the big wide world. New adven ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Vero Voce to stage original production of ‘Robin Hood’

    ST. CHARLES – Vero Voce will stage an original production of “Robin Hood, Streets of Sherwood,” written and directed by Vero Voce’s theatrical artisti ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • ESO concert to feature Beethoven and Mozart masterpieces

    ELGIN – The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will present “Mozart and Beethoven: Spotlight on Strings”during its second to last show of the 2014-15 season.
    March 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Life imitating art

    As for playing a “miserable one,” my son is no slouch. For example, when I reminded him of our pla ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Arcada adds second Jenny McCarthy comedy show

    ST. CHARLES – The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles has added a second comedy show for radio and T.V. personality Jenny McCarthy.
    March 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Importance of Nutrition and Activity For Children with Fox Valley Medicine

    Proper nutrition should be on everyone’s mind, but it is especially important when it comes to children. Nutrition, everything you child eats or drink ...
    March 31, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • Chit Chat: Garfield Farm at the center of new book

    CAMPTON HILLS – In sitting down to write her first novel, Ann Brack-Johnson turned to a subject matter close to her heart – Garfield Farm and Inn Muse ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:07 am
  • Uncorked: Italian monastery’s winter whites full of character

    Abbazia di Novacella is a centuries old Italian monastery with a dramatic view.   With vineyards pla ...
    March 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Paramount Theatre stages stellar take on ‘Les Miserables’

    AURORA – The Paramount Theatre has staged many fine productions since launching its Broadway series a few years ago.
    March 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • 'Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter' is too clever for its own good

    "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is another one of those movies that tries terribly hard not to be just another movie. A little too hard.
    March 25, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Recycle Right With Advanced Disposal

    Are you recycling right is one question Advanced Disposal wants its customers to think about. With the single stream process, recycling is much easier ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • A reunion of 'long-lost cousins' of traditional Indian and Celtic music

    "Why the dickens did we not think of this earlier?" In 2011, that thought crossed the mind of Zakir ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Biography sheds light on first lady's Chicago years

    A new book about Michelle Obama reveals little-known details about the first lady and more fully outlines the ways her relationship with her husband ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Homemade focaccia from sprouted wheat

    Baking instructor and cookbook writer Peter Reinhart continues to build on his reputation as a master of his craft. His latest book, “Bread Revolution ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Food for thought aplenty in 'Kitchen Ecosystem'

    Eugenia Bone’s unique new cookbook, “The Kitchen Ecosystem” (Clarkson Potter), is all about synchronicity. Subtitled “Integrating Recipes to Create ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Italian fare with a creative twist

    Even a casual perusal will confirm that a love of food is infused in the pages of “Downtown Italian” (Andrews McMeel), a new book subtitled “Recipes ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Café Kitchen reveals a chef's secrets

    Eating at your own kitchen table can be just as good, if not better, than eating out, writes Shelagh Ryan in the introduction to her first cookbook, ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Mom's tuna casserole gets a makeover

    Lorraine Wallace confides in her latest cookbook, “Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), that the most important thing she learn ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: A fresh look at chocolate pecan cookies

    Dominique Ansel, a highly regarded chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City, contends that the key to teaching home cooks goes beyo ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Add green mole sauce to your repertoire

    “Mexican Flavors: Contemporary Recipes from Camp San Miguel” (Andrews McMeel) is designed to make the flavors of Mexican cuisine accessible to Ameri ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:27 pm