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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox


  • Fire hits KinderCare in South Elgin

    SOUTH ELGIN – At approximately 5:36 a.m. March 29, the South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District and South Elgin Police Department were dispa ...
    NEW: March 29, 2017 - 1:39 pm
  • Dulcimer workshops to take place April 2 at Garfield Farm Museum

    CAMPTON HILLS – Garfield Farm Museum will present basic mountain and hammered dulcimer workshops April 2 in Campton Hills. Musician Dona Benkert, who ...
    NEW: March 29, 2017 - 1:15 pm
  • Kane County Recycles Event to take place April 1

    The next Kane County Recycles Event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon April 1 at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.
    NEW: March 29, 2017 - 1:13 pm
  • Garfield Farm to offer dulcimer workshops in Campton Hills

    CAMPTON HILLS – Garfield Farm Museum will host basic mountain and hammered dulcimer workshops April 2 in Campton Hills.
    March 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm
  • John Stewart school hosts fundraiser at Elburn McDonald's

    ELBURN – Twenty-nine teachers from John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn swapped books, computers and lesson plans March 9 for jobs at the local Mc ...
    March 29, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Campton Hills police reports

    • Jessica Ann Marino, 34, of Montgomery, was charged March 11 with DUI of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. According to a pol ...
    March 29, 2017 - 8:22 am
  • Learning to Grow: Siberian squill grows a carpet of blue

    If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by a carpet of brilliant blue in an early spring landscape, the chances are good you were admiring Siberian ...
    March 29, 2017 - 8:22 am
  • 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
  • Geneva D-304 candidates talk about district finances, taxes

    ST. CHARLES – Five candidates for the Geneva School District 304 Board fielded finance and tax questions at a forum hosted by the League of Women Vote ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Kane County Sheriff’s Office

    Jaime A. Geier, 40, of the 01N100 block of La Fox Road, La Fox, was charged March 13 with driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, lea ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Champion juggler takes skills to business world

    ST. CHARLES – What do juggling and running a successful business have in common? More than one might think.
    March 28, 2017 - 12:17 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
  • Face Time with Cara Cannon

    Carol Stream resident Cara Cannon, 58, was working at The Cabinetry Boutique in St. Charles when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’ ...
    March 28, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Firefighter Heisler receives badge in Batavia tradition

    BATAVIA – There’s a tradition at the Batavia Fire Department that when a firefighter is hired or promoted, a family member gets the honor of pinning o ...
    March 28, 2017 - 9:01 am
  • Batavia pig roots out controversy

    BATAVIA – Greg Brown of Batavia has a pig he calls Pigly Brown.“I fell in love with him,” Brown said ...
    March 28, 2017 - 12:19 pm