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  • Good Natured: Snack time for a fishing spider

    If you’ve ever traveled with teens or tweens (or me, for that matter) you know that food for the trip is a primary concern. Meals and snacks are plann ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Celebrate Italy’s favorite cookie

    In “Ciao Biscotti” (Chronicle),   Domenica Marchetti’s new cookbook, she discusses what’s behind the twice-baked cookie’s broad appeal: “They so bea ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Benefits of living in a retirement community

    Are you or someone you know considering a move into a retirement community? There are significant ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Health-law tax subsidies upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a core component of President Barack Obama's health-care law, backing tax credits used by millions of Ameri ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Celebrating Swedish roots

    GENEVA –  As Geneva celebrates its Swedish roots this week during Swedish Days, so are businesses within the city.
    June 24, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Old Towne Pub Wasco becoming popular music place

    CAMPTON HILLS – Old Towne Pub & Eatery Wasco is becoming a popular place to hear music, as well as a place to eat.
    June 23, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Genius Recipes’ an indispensable collection

    Ready to change the way you cook? Consider “Genius Recipes” (Ten Speed) by Kristen Miglore, executive editor at, a column in which she high ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Swedish Days’ 66th annual festival to begin

    GENEVA – The 66th annual Swedish Days Festival opens at 10 a.m. today, kicking off a week of music, food, activities, craft show and local sales.
    June 23, 2015 - 7:07 am
  • Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

    A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3 p.m. today, June 22, for Kane County. The National Weather Service calls for a 40 percent chance of s ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Celebrating Swedish traditions at Swedish Day

    GENEVA – Dressed in blue and gold – the colors of the Swedish flag – Vayna Castle, of Hoffman Estates, was among those participating in traditional Ma ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Costumed Transformers fans welcome at BotCon 2015 in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A panel discussion had barely started Saturday afternoon when the moderator noticed Brett Scott’s Transformers costume.
    June 22, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Good Natured: A path that can lead to a journey of discovery

    Editor’s note: This column originally ran in June 2011. When was the last time you got something mor ...
    June 19, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Tri-Cities performers awarded at Fox Valley Rep talent contest

    ST. CHARLES – Tri-Cities residents took five of the nine top awards at the Fox Valley Repertory Performing Arts Academy’s third annual “Got Talent?” c ...
    June 19, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Race to podium: Philharmonic to welcome back Fox Valley mayors

    BATAVIA – The Fox Valley Academy and Philharmonic will perform its annual “American Pops Summer Symphony” concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the ...
    June 19, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Choosing right fertilizer an important step

    The community plot where Mary Ann and I have our vegetable garden at Peck Road and Route 38 in Geneva does not have great soil. It is all clay. I’m co ...
    June 19, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘More Mexican Everyday’ from Rick Bayless

    Herb Green Chicken and Rice, a/k/a Arroz Verde con Polo, is described by award-winning Chicago chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless as an easy version o ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Whitesnake concert moved to Vasa Park in South Elgin

    SOUTH ELGIN – The Whitesnake concert originally planned for Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve in Geneva has been moved to Vasa Park near South Elgin aft ...
    June 19, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • Area still cleaning up after Monday’s heavy rains

    The area still is cleaning up after Monday’s heavy rains, which caused flooding through parts of Kane County.
    June 19, 2015 - 6:17 am
  • Delivering Narcan to those who have overdosed can be difference between life and death

    GENEVA – The purple and yellow box of Evzio is barely the size of a deck of cards, yet it contains naloxone, a drug that can be the difference between ...
    June 19, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • Otis Taylor to perform as part of Blues on the Fox Festival

    Otis Taylor has been called the most relevant blues musician of our time. Taylor will perform at 5 p ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: High-flying hobby | Fox Valley Aero Club to present air show

    ST. CHARLES – Dave Murray has spent plenty of time in the air as a United Airlines international pilot.
    June 18, 2015 - 6:40 am
  • Tri-Cities area hit by more than 3 inches of rain

    More than 3 inches of rain fell in the Tri-Cities area during Monday’s storms, and in Elburn, Village President Dave Anderson said the total from 6 a. ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Wartime memoir 'Testament of Youth' is blessed by a memorable treatment

    In "Ex Machina," Alicia Vikander displayed a combination of flintiness and femininity as the cyborg Ava, a humanlike form of artificial intelligence ...
    June 16, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' delivers laughs and tears

    It seems like just yesterday — or at least just last year — that we were bidding goodbye to a teen protagonist on his deathbed ("The Fault in Our St ...
    June 16, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Is Prince the best person who has ever done this whole music thing?

    WASHINGTON — With the digital universe continuously crying out for our exponentially divided attention, we are living in hyperbolic times. So it's g ...
    June 16, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Norris Recreation Center in St. Charles celebrating 40th year

    ST. CHARLES – For 40 years, the John B. Norris Recreation Center has been getting area families in shape.
    June 15, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering ‘The Natural Food Kitchen’

    “The Natural Food Kitchen” (Ryland Peters & Small) is the second cookbook by Jordan Bourke, a respected British chef and culinary authority who traine ...
    June 15, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Batavia celebrates Flag Day with ice cream social, cemetery walk

    BATAVIA – Mary Anne Garrett, of North Aurora, thought partaking in a bowl of ice cream was the perfect way to beat the heat on Sunday.
    June 15, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Historic characters will be part of Batavia Cemetery Walk

    BATAVIA – The Batavia Cemetery Walk will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in West Side Cemetery on Batavia Avenue (Route 31), south of Wilson Street.
    June 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • New restaurant to open in former Urban Grille location

    GENEVA – A new restaurant plans to open in July in the space at 524 W. State St. in downtown Geneva.
    June 15, 2015 - 6:24 am