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  • Good Natured: Seeing shredded shrubs? Oh! Deer!

    Walking along a woodland edge recently, I couldn’t help but notice how the tips of so many low branches – on shrubs and trees alike – looked really ra ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Chronicle hits 5,000 on social media – twice!

    Two Kane County Chronicle social media accounts hit milestones this week. First, the Chronicle’s mai ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:58 am
  • Our View: More time for public comment

    Participation from the public should be valuable to the officials who represent them. So what a wonderful dilemma Batavia City Council members had rec ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Another View: The absurd reality of child-care costs

    An editor said she was losing about $200 a month. An analyst said she just barely broke even.“Yes! T ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood | Change: Something to rely on

    Tuesday night, Holly and I got online to register her for high school. Piece of cake, I figured. I g ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Letter: Appreciated and remembered

    To the Editor:I was saddened by the recent passing of Jerry Morrow, who was my predecessor as Kane C ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Another View: Even Mike Ditka thinks football is too dangerous

    Legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka seems to have softened.Or at least he has seemingly changed his sta ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • In Focus: Counting down

    I made a New Year’s resolution to think outside of the box more and to start seeing things differently while on assignment. 
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • The Write Place: Wonderful reads for winter days

    During the recent extreme cold snap, school was canceled for two days, and – as a result – I was trapped inside for 48 long hours. When I wasn’t study ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • An overblown travel risk

    Even before the murderous rampage by Islamist extremists in Paris this month, some members of Congress were sounding alarm bells about Islamic State m ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Another view: Biting the hand

    The Internal Revenue Service may be the least-loved arm of the federal government. For tax-hating Republican lawmakers still angry over what they see ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Books find happy homes

    To the Editor:Thank you, thank you, thank you!Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley was this year’s recipie ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: New year should bring new focus on mental health

    The start of a new year can be stressful. The optimism of New Year’s resolutions can quickly turn into frustration and disappointment if those goals a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • A winter survival guide

    Yes, winter is here. The temperatures are lower; the skies are gray; and the sun sets at 4:30 p.m. It’s no secret this season can bring the blues; yet ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Lions Club from Japan brings the party to Elburn

    ELBURN – With the sounding of a gong and a spirited display of singing and dancing, members of the Toki Oribe Lions Club brought a party to the Elburn ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:03 pm
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