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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

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  • Biophysicist Robert Rowland of Batavia remembered

    BATAVIA – Scientist Robert E. Rowland of Batavia turned his eye from the subatomics of radiobiology at Argonne National Laboratory to hobbies that let ...
    March 28, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Foodie 5K to benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank

    WHEATON – Thousands of people are expected to participate April 1 in the Foodie 5K at Cantigny Park near Wheaton, which will benefit the Northern Illi ...
    March 28, 2017 - 12:18 pm
  • Kane County open space referendum to appear on April 4 ballot

    GENEVA – Kane County voters will be asked to decide on a $50 million land acquisition and improvement referendum put on the April 4 ballot by the Kane ...
    March 27, 2017 - 3:21 pm
  • Food Initiative container garden workshop to take root in Batavia

    BATAVIA – "Grow Your Own Groceries – In Containers" will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 2 in Batavia by the Just Food Initiative of the Fox Va ...
    March 26, 2017 - 8:28 am
  • 17 tips to prepare for the 2017 storm season

    Here are 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strikes in 2017. ...
    March 25, 2017 - 8:03 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Taking a sick day and loving it

    “Stop, drop and roll.” So much more than a catchy fire-safety slogan, don’t you think?It occurs to m ...
    March 27, 2017 - 6:54 am
  • Good Natured: Learning the signs of spring

    Even though this winter has been anything but wintry, I think it’s safe to say we’re all in the mood for spring. In honor of this, the week of the ver ...
    March 27, 2017 - 6:56 am
  • Batavia library to book Hamilton, magic, DNA events

    BATAVIA – Three eclectic programs related to Alexander Hamilton, magic performance and DNA links to genealogy will be presented for free at the Batavi ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:06 pm
  • Batavia arts venues to stage Noah Gabriel concerts

    BATAVIA – The Water Street Studios Live Art Series will celebrate a milestone album release by Noah Gabriel between 6 and 9 p.m. March 24 at the galle ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:07 pm
  • Chit Chat: Album release party to star Crisp at House Pub in St. Charles

    The House Pub in St. Charles has been a stage home to the band Crisp, which will return to the venue to celebrate its debut album with a performance M ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:09 am
  • Doctor to speak at Fermilab in Batavia on proton therapy cancer teatment

    BATAVIA – Dr. Mark Pankuch of the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center in Warrenville will speak on "Cancer Treatments and Particle Accelerator ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:06 pm
  • Weekend 5: 5 photos

    The Weekend 5 entertainment lineup offers family fun with the Golden Dragon Acrobats, Noah Gabriel concerts, a performance by Rickie Lee Jones, a grou ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:08 pm
  • Da Capo music students to raise money for the arts

    ​ELBURN – Two students at Da Capo Music Studio in Elburn will perform solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar fundraising recitals to benefit Yorkville Middl ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • 'Guys and Dolls' to be staged at West Aurora High School

    AURORA – West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will present its spring musical, "Guys and Dolls," at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 29 in the West Aurora ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Batavia 'Lumberjack Breakfast' to benefit BHS scholarship

    BATAVIA – The community is invited to an all-you-can-eat Lumberjack Breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon March 26 at the Batavia Masonic Lodge, ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
  • Geneva veteran brings military precision to Batavia painting company

    BATAVIA – A new Batavia business lets you leave for work in the morning and come back to a freshly painted home. That’s the selling point for Wow 1 Da ...
    March 21, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Ambrogi’s Pizza flying toward anniversary in Elburn

    ELBURN – Pizza lovers have a fellow devotee in Denny Pitts, who this spring will celebrate the first anniversary of Ambrogi’s Pizza in Elburn, a resta ...
    March 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm
  • St. Charles Jank ambassador prepares to pass torch

    The first recipient of the Guitar of St. Charles Jank Award, George Ressinger, is warming up for his final act as the community’s Jank ambassador: pas ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering a skinny twist to Cajun food

    Registered dietitian and cookbook author Shelly Marie Redmond was born in Houma, La., and sings the praises of her family’s Cajun heritage.
    March 21, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Cliffhanger for Batavia mystery author gunning for award

    BATAVIA – And then there were three. Suspense mounts as Batavia mystery writer Annie Hansen waits to hear the April outcome of the Soon to be Famous I ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:16 pm
  • What is that noise?

    Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and hear a bad sound?  Only to realize that it is your partner grinding their teeth while they sleep. ...
    March 20, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Batavia artist in group show at Fine Line in St. Charles

    BATAVIA – Using a medium developed for Picasso, who wanted a mobile form of oil paints instead of cumbersome tubes, the members of the Yellow House Ar ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:14 pm
  • Good Natured: Can't let a good molt go to waste

    If you’ve ever visited Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles, you probably noticed we have a lot of snakes. Snakes in the lobby, snakes in th ...
    March 19, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: A trip to the DMV and a road test

    Holly passed her road test. She has a license to drive! No thanks to her brother and me, though. “Mo ...
    March 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Weekend 5: 5 photos

    Plays at local community theaters are plentiful among our top entertainment picks this weekend, plus "The Sleeping Beauty" ballet.
    March 17, 2017 - 1:40 pm
  • Restaurant Madness Week in Batavia to whet appetites

    BATAVIA – A record number of businesses will take part in Batavia Restaurant Madness Week from March 20 to 24, this year covering a broader swath of t ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Comfortable underwear the way to go

    I love getting dressed up. I enjoy the hunt for an outfit, mostly at local consignment shops, and selecting an item that really makes me squeal. My pe ...
    March 16, 2017 - 4:05 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Becoming a quick study on pho

    "The Pho Cookbook” (Ten Speed Press), Andrea Nguyen’s new cookbook, promises an in-depth look at Vietnam’s favorite aromatic comfort food – and she de ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Batavia American Legion Post invites prospective members, plans Poppy Day

    BATAVIA – American Legion Post 504 in Batavia, whose next monthly meeting begins at 7 p.m. March 21, is gearing up for its annual Poppy Day fundraiser ...
    March 16, 2017 - 4:07 pm
  • Bunco proves hit fundraiser for Batavia Mothers' Club

    BATAVIA – An enduring love of the 1980s pop scene fueled the recent bunco fundraiser by the Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation.
    March 15, 2017 - 7:33 pm