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  • 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
  • Letter to the Editor: Robins and wintertime

    In response to the “Sound Off” caller who wondered if robins can survive Illinois winters, the answer is yes. I would suggest that the fact that the c ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Our View: Geneva still a safe community

    After a nearly 40-year stretch without a homicide, there have been two murder cases in a three-year period in Geneva.After a nearly 40-year stretch wi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Chronicle gets updated look, new comics

    This past week, the Kane County Chronicle hit driveways and newsstands with a slightly revised look.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Back from Iowa and 'Feeling the Bern'

    You might say I’m “Feeling the Bern.” I’ve got a sign in the yard, a few T-shirts and cool pins, and, you know it, Bernie stickers on my Subaru. But a ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • 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
  • Another View: How the big banks have changed

    It has been eight years since the start of the Great Recession and six years since the passage of Dodd-Frank, the landmark bill designed to protect th ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • In Focus: Soulful eyes

    had the great privilege this week to meet Mateo – a sweet gentleman with an amazing personality. He trotted around his Geneva home carrying a Teddy be ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Improving the lives of all Illinoisans

    To the Editor:In his second annual State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner sought to remind us ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Feel-good food from ‘Simply Nigella’

    • Journalist Tom Witom, who lives in Elgin, has written extensively for years about food and the food industry.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • The Write Place: Their history, my heritage

    In my AP U.S. history class, we’re studying the Gilded Age, during which turn-of-the-century America experienced changes and transformations unlike an ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Another View: The perils of political hindsight in Iowa

    On to New Hampshire. But first, before it fades, here is what’s in the rear view mirror in Iowa.On to New Hampshire. But first, before it fades, here ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn OKs consultant to help with police chief search

    ELBURN – The search for a new police chief continues in Elburn. At Monday night’s Elburn Village Board meeting, trustees unanimously approved an agree ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Another View: A lesson in regulating the other greenhouse gas

    The federal government’s proposed limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public land will protect the atmosphere against one of the mos ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Guest View: ECC trustees committed to excellence, accountability

    Over the years, Elgin Community College has grown tremendously in size and scope. But our objectives since 1949 have remained the same.Over the years, ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:52 pm