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  • Oak Trees

    If you enjoy fall foliage beauty, chances are pretty good that you enjoy taking in the deep, rich tones of oak trees. While maple trees drop their lea ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Nightmare on Chicago Street will be dream for Halloween fans

    Elgin's historic downtown area is set to host its signature event Oct. 24 with the Nightmare On Chicago Street. The city simulates a "viral zombie out ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Advanced Disposal Offers Bulk Pickup

    You are relocating across the country in a month. Before packing up your belongings, you decide to do a major cleaning of your items. But now you have ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Good Natured: A snake making headlines again?

    Did anyone else catch this Washington Post headline a few weeks back?“Lady snake gives birth after b ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Composting with worms can be done right at home

    I recently started vermicomposting again – that is composting with worms. After nearly an 18-month absence of not having “the kids” around, I decided ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Our children and the need for safe schools

    After the latest mass shooting, last week on an Oregon campus, my strapping, powerlifting son commented, “I can’t wait to graduate and get through col ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • H.C. Storm School collaborates on mosaic mural

    BATAVIA – A large, collaborative artwork has brightened the entrance to a Batavia elementary school.
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Our children and the need for safe schools

    After the latest mass shooting, last week on an Oregon campus, my strapping, powerlifting son commented, "I can't wait to graduate and get through col ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Cookie Jar’ presents Garibaldis, other tasty treats

    Homemade cookies are perhaps the ultimate comfort food. And Liz Franklin, food writer, stylist and former food editor of Good Health magazine, makes a ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • How diabetes affects your dental health

    The nearly 30 million Americans suffering from diabetes should know that the disease can also affect dental health.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • KYB Dressage to hold Horsey Halloween event

    MAPLE PARK – A family of horse trainers and staff will be hosting an all-ages Halloween event.The KY ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Chit Chat: All welcome to attend Fermilab's folk and barn dance groups

    BATAVIA – Fermilab is known for many things, particularly science, but one rarity that not too many people seem to know about – but has gone on there ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Exchange Club of the Tri–Cities to host spaghetti dinner Oct. 13

    ST. CHARLES – The Exchange Club of the Tri–Cities has planned its 36th annual spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Elburn police sergeant opens Insanity Haunted House at Charlestowne Mall

    ST. CHARLES – Growing up, Pete Pavia said he would convert his bedroom into a haunted house. He sai ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Aspens Foods expands chicken products recall

    The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Aspen Foods of Chicago is recalling an additional 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Elburn author seeks to empower readers

    ELBURN – For years, Leslie Sann wanted to write a book. When the Elburn resident did just that, she started it with a breakthrough moment she experien ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • McConnaughay to host senior health fair in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Partnering with local health providers and organizations, state Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, is hosting a free senior health ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Re-route electrical car problems

    Gasoline may fuel a car, but the electric system powers it up.  And for electric cars, electricity is everything.  Multiple components complete a car’ ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Pound cake with a twist

    In “Twenty Dinners” (Clarkson Potter), Ithai Schori, a photographer/former professional cook in New York City, and friend Chris Taylor, an independent ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Batavia property part of state Solar Tour

    BATAVIA – A Batavia couple will open their backyard to visitors today as part of a statewide solar event.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Styers: Amazing air plants add variety to your collection

    Living in the Midwest, we are used to having some of the richest soils in the world. It might surprise you to learn that about 10 percent of all plant ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Otto: Honey that smells bad? Not for long

    It’s a fact of life when living in and around nature. Sooner or later, you’re going to ask, or be asked, “What’s that smell?”
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Palmer: Integrity and the art of monkey minding

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.”
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Fox Valley Rep closes after 11 years at Pheasant Run Resort

    ST. CHARLES – Unexpected circumstances has forced Fox Valley Repertory to close, the nonprofit theater company announced on its website.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • St. Charles North alum enjoying 'The Voice' experience

    ST. CHARLES – Jeffery Austin had his first experience Wednesday being mobbed by fans. Students at H ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:45 am
  • Country music legend Tanya Tucker coming to Arcada Theatre

    ST. CHARLES – After taking a four-year break from touring, country music legend Tanya Tucker is happy to be back on the road.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Planit 5: Five things to do in and around Kane County

    1. Oktoberfest at Filling Station Pub and Grill WHEN: noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 WHERE: ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Finesse with food | Finery & Blacksmith Bar chefs infuse local flavors with global flair

    ST. CHARLES – As the country continues to grow and evolve into the confluence of cultures that it is today, it poses the question: What does the Ameri ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Mystery Diner: Shakou combines contemporary vibe with Japanese cuisine

    ST. CHARLES – Within minutes of stepping into Shakou Modern Japanese Cuisine, it was clear that an enjoyable experience was among the top priorities o ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Judson University World Leaders Forum to feature actor Doug Jones

    ELGIN – Hollywood actor Doug Jones will introduce keynote speaker Nick Vujicic during the World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series at Judson Universit ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am