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  • 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
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Wading through the wonders, what ifs of life

    I got the best hug, the other day. From a fellow mom. Sunday evening I pulled my car up to the curb ...
    March 20, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Art and ecology collide in Water Street Studios ‘Climate Crisis’ exhibit

    BATAVIA – Acrylics, oil paints and water colors are commonly-used materials in creating art. But artist and activist Mary Ellen Croteau works with bot ...
    March 19, 2015 - 8:06 am
  • Waterline Writers kick off ‘Climate Crisis: Solutions’ event

    BATAVIA – Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia, will present an exhibition and event series as part of its new annual Artists as Visionarie ...
    March 13, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Ability to play well with others a key asset in race

    The race to fill the three open seats on Batavia’s school board is really heating up.  Registered ...
    March 13, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • Chit Chat: Art of storytelling | Geneva Film Festival continues to celebrate independent cinema

    GENEVA – After 25 years as a journalist, investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith got laid off from her job in the newspaper industry. In order to conti ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Eventually, we all run on empty

    A few days ago I ran into a fellow mom, who mentioned that she’d nearly run out of gas on her way to our meeting. Relieved she didn’t, we laughed abou ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Theory: Serving up conflict by the plateful

    In this column, I am going to describe a technique for resolving conflicts called Empty Plate. Wha ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Taft Built, Cal’s Angels team up

    Taft Built, a family-owned, home renovating and building company based out of South Elgin, is giving back to the community by teaming up with Cal’s An ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Cougars reveal name of specialty brew

    GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars, with the help of their fans and social media followers, have announced the name for the organization’s specialty Cou ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'It could happen'

    I’ve got two kids heading to college. Soon. According to a 2012 column written by Forbes contribut ...
    March 1, 2015 - 7:18 am