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  • River City Chronicles: The lure of the Dark Side

    Earlier this week, the Geneva History Museum acknowledged my hometown’s Dark Side. “Geneva Crimes & Criminals,” a lecture culled from the museum’s arc ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • Another View: Take Obama's oil fee proposal seriously

    President Barack Obama wants to raise gasoline prices. It is about time. In his new budget proposal, ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Paleo cookbooks take front and center

    There’s no mystery why the paleo diet has gained so much traction, argues Becky Winkler, food blogger and author of the recently published “Paleo Plan ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • St. Charles Park District Column: Early preschool registration starts soon

    Winter might seem like a strange time to be talking about back-to-school stuff, but when it comes to preschool education, it’s never too early to be t ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Discover Your Library: Register to vote at the St. Charles Public Library

    We’ve seen the debates, heard the sound bites and read the articles ... it’s presidential primary season. If you aren’t yet registered to vote, the St ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Before the Diploma: You bet I’ll be voting

    With the recent Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primaries behind us, I, among many others, can see how this year is going to be heavily focused on the p ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:46 am
  • Another View: Struggling Chipotle finally cleans up the kitchen

    Chipotle skipped lunch Monday so its 50,000 employees in the U.S. could watch a food-safety presentation. The company, which makes much of its commitm ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: School board tackles long list of issues

    SUGAR GROVE – As Kaneland’s school board tackled a long list of agenda items at Monday night’s meeting, board member Ryan Kerry expressed frustration ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Another View: Preventing child sex tourism

    As principal author of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 – a landmark law combating sex- and labor-trafficking at home and abroad – I am ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Solve the budget crisis

    To the Editor:Reprehensible. Immoral. Irresponsible.Those are just three words that come to mind whe ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia Park District makes residents proud at state conference

    Batavia has gotten a lot of great press lately. Recent reports put Batavia in the Top 10 happiest places in Illinois, as well as one of the top cities ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Geneva has plenty to offer for Valentine’s Day

    February, short and sweet – or, should I say, full of sweets? At least, on Feb. 14, it could be. Chocolate, anyone?
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Another View: ‘Experience’ Republicans manage to smash Rubio

    Pickett’s charge. Waterloo. The Charge of the Light Brigade. Take your pick of historical analogies, the “experience” wing of the Republican Party lau ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Significant events from the past

    To the Editor:I am writing about a current issue in our country – the controversy over the Confedera ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Sound Off: A top-notch facility in Batavia

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: A top-notch facility I applaud Bata ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:20 pm