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  • Face Time with Diane Taff

    Batavia resident Diane Taff, 63, was at the Batavia Public Library when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.Batavi ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Girls' school stories presented in new Geneva exhibit

    GENEVA – Just off Route 25, the homes of the Fox Run subdivision stand atop the former site of the Illinois State Training School for Delinquent Girls ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Good Natured: Whatever happened with the Big Snake?

    Recently I received an email from a Good Natured reader, Christine Brahm, who lives in Batavia.As I ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • St. Charles resident John Hoscheit receives Charlemagne Award

    ST. CHARLES – City resident John Hoscheit – who in the last year received statewide recognition and had a forest preserve named after him – received a ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Serving the Scouts: Troop leaders are 'really investing years' as volunteers

    For the past several years, Linda Strohschein has carried out a role that, in addition to letting her spend more time with her daughter, has given her ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • St. Charles man charged with trespassing at Geneva home

    GENEVA – Geneva police arrested a 44-year-old St. Charles man early Friday morning after he allegedly broke into a home in the 2900 block of Adamson D ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Happy together: Husband and wife join talents in new Geneva business

    GENEVA – Andrew and Ashley Hughes, who own AJ Hughes Design & Build in Geneva, share the work at their new business. Andrew Hughes is the contractor, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Lutheran Education Association honors Batavia teacher

    BATAVIA – The Lutheran Education Association has awarded a Batavia fifth-grade teacher with a 2016 Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Teacher award, ac ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • 'This is only the beginning': Geneva's Mickelsen looks ahead after 'Idol' elimination

    GENEVA – Noting that "this is only the beginning," Geneva High School senior Kayla Mickelsen stated in an email that her "American Idol" experience wa ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Face Time with Jenny Klavinski

    North Aurora resident Jenny Klavinski, 38, was at the Batavia Public Library with daughters Leah and Melanie when she answered 10 questions for the Ka ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Batavia author shares blind dating mishaps in humorous book

    BATAVIA – Stephanie Rische thought she had enough crazy, hilarious dating stories to fill a book.So, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • A true champion: Geneva couple's Spinone headed to Westminster dog show

    GENEVA – Mateo, a 3-year-old Spinone Italiano dog, has his own room and shelves of trophies – including one for being the No. 1 Spinone 2015. 
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:16 am
  • North Aurora police plans special patrols for Super Bowl weekend

    NORTH AURORA – North Aurora police will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend to crack down on drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs, the de ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Jury convicts St. Charles Township man of weapons charges, aggravated assault

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A St. Charles Township man faces up to 10 years in prison after a jury on Wednesday convicted him of possessing a handgun and p ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

    BATAVIA – Although he never met Margaret Hillis – a former music director for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to lead the Chicago Sym ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:51 pm