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  • Joan Knows: Valentine's Day memories and a fast-forward scenario

    February presents many options for the columnist seeking a theme. Politics and groundhogs are already passe – or at least not very tasty. Celebrating ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • St. Charles Kiwanis Club awards three grants

    During a recent St. Charles Kiwanis Club meeting, three grants were awarded to benefit the arts, students and a Christian ministry.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Marmion-Rosary Jazz Combo receives 2nd place trophy at jazz fest

    The Marmion-Rosary Jazz Combo received a Class A second-place trophy and a first division rating with a score of 139 points at the North Shore Jazz Fe ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • North Aurora cat takes it easy

    After Kane County Chronicle editor Kathy Balcazar requested pet photos from readers in a recent column, North Aurora resident Linda Michels sent in a ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Campus Notes

    Carthage CollegeA total of 972 students have been named to the Carthage College dean’s list for the ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:12 pm
  • Burlington Central senior earns Eagle rank

    Burlington Central High School senior Evan Johnson earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 6 during a ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • Joan Knows: Powerball hype passes; on to other topics

    Not much was said about that really loud ripping sound, as so many of us dispensed of our Powerball tickets and accompanying lists of benefactors.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:35 pm
  • Geneva High School sophomore honored for ACT scores

    Emily Larson, a sophomore at Geneva High School, was among 500 students from throughout the nation who recently were invited to be honored at the Univ ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • Elderday Center sees Giving Tuesday success

    Elderday Center in Batavia is the recipient of a $5,000 matched grant from The Retirement Research Foundation for its participation Dec. 1 in Giving T ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Geneva Masonic Lodge concludes Socks for Souls effort

    Geneva Masonic Lodge No. 139 has concluded its Socks for Souls 2015 Campaign by donating more than 400 pairs of socks to Lazarus House, a homeless she ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Event at McDonald’s raises money for Wille family

    ST. CHARLES – On Dec. 17, it was all about the Wille family at the McDonald’s located at 1915 W. Main St. in St. Charles.
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Joan Knows: Today – and the past – in St. Charles School District 303

    Recently I participated in a Facebook dialog with some local luminaries, as the buzz about St. Charles School District 303 circulated in media outlets ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 8:26 pm