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  • Closing of local shops a familiar fate for many small businesses

    Campton Hills resident Donna Chipp said she didn’t set out to make a “ton of money” when she opened a jewelry store in downtown St. Charles in 2009.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Owners of long-time businesses share their keys for success

    Despite Foltos Tonsorial Parlor’s decades of history in downtown Batavia, owner Craig Foltos said it was a nationwide tragedy that showed him just how ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Geneva man accused of reporting non-existent crime to police

    GENEVA – After the fourth time police were called to his home for a disturbance, a Geneva man faces felony charges of filing a false police report, ac ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Two St. Charles businesses fined for liquor violations

    ST. CHARLES – Two downtown St. Charles businesses have been fined for liquor license violations, according to a news release issued by the city of St. ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Marklund warns of solicitor scam

    NORTH AURORA – Marklund is warning area residents to beware of a scam that involves door-to-door solicitors requesting donations to cover the costs of ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Ken Sorrick's letter of resignation from his job as Kaneland interim superintendent

    Here is the letter of resignation sent by Ken Sorrick, the former interim superintendent of Kaneland School District 302. The Kane County Chronicle ob ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Former Kaneland interim superintendent felt 'disrespected' by 'certain board member'

    MAPLE PARK – In a resignation letter to the president of the Kaneland school board, former interim Superintendent Ken Sorrick explained why he left th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Next interim superintendent won’t lead Kaneland’s search

    MAPLE PARK – A new interim Kaneland superintendent is likely to be named Tuesday, but the president of the School District 302 Board said that person ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Hultgren, Duckworth talk about bipartisan legislation

    ELGIN – While partisan bickering in Washington might dominate the headlines, that doesn’t tell the whole story, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Folk music, dance, stories in spotlight at Geneva festival

    GENEVA – The 38th annual Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival will be Sunday and Monday at Island Park in Geneva.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Sugar Grove library director leaves for job at Zion-Benton

    SUGAR GROVE – After two years as a part-time director for the Sugar Grove Public Library, Carol Dolin is leaving to be a full-time director at the Zio ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Small business owners share experiences of pursuing dreams

    Selling gelato in winter is a tough business – just ask Tory Chiappelli, who opened O’ Sole Mio in downtown Batavia in April 2013 and had to endure a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 8:09 am
  • Cameras to be allowed for Geneva doctor’s court appearances

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The Kane County Chronicle will be allowed extended media coverage of court appearances by a Geneva doctor accused of aggravated ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Block Party to offer taste of Batavia

    BATAVIA – Those who come out to Sunday’s Batavia Block Party can sample what restaurants in downtown Batavia have to offer, as well as view classic ca ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Kane County auditor recommends transition audit for sheriff’s office

    GENEVA – With Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez not seeking re-election this fall, one county official is seeking funds to conduct an audit to help with t ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:16 pm
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