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  • Reeder: 'I love you, Mom'

    My mother's breathing was ragged. I held her left hand with each labored gasp.My dad, her husband of ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Good Natured: Ants on the move and what that means

    Even though temperatures this fall have been mild, seasonal changes are occurring all around us. The increasingly shorter day lengths have leaves turn ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Back from a trip out west

    It’s been an entire month since I returned from my trip out West.Yup. I went to Yellowstone and Gran ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • In Focus: Keep in stein

    I had another first-time experience the other day when I had the chance to photograph a stein-hoisting competition at Bulldog’s Cellar in Batavia. The ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • Letter: The VP debate

    To the Editor:Truth deserves its day in court. It will not be spoken by the Republicrats. We need to ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Norris Recreation Center members reap benefits beyond fitness, health

    When people sign up for a health club membership, they expect to realize benefits in terms of strength, agility and stamina.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Joan Knows: Time to celebrate October

    Knock knock.Who’s there?Orange. Orange who?Orange you glad it’s October!Soon this tangy color will b ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Park district special events brighten the season for kids, families

    The holiday season kicks into full gear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 when the St. Charles Park District hosts its popular “Little Lady Tea Party and ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 6:41 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia resident setting bar high

    Teens and recent college grads have been getting a bad rap for being the “entitlement generation,” but one local teen is breaking those stereotypes wi ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • The Write Place: ‘Hamilton’ does not throw away its shot

    If you had asked the average American a few years ago what the next big hit on Broadway would be, I’m guessing that a hip-hop musical about the Foundi ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Letter: Your personal information

    To the Editor:Increasing reports of Americans suffering from identify theft demonstrate the vulnerab ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Getting creative with your dehydrator

    It’s time to discover the potential of the home dehydrator, and food writer Sarah Dickerman aims to show how in her new book “Dried & True” (Chronicle ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 9:09 am
  • Geneva celebrating Halloween

    I think we can finally say autumn is here!The cooler weather, beautiful colors all around, the chanc ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Sharing resources through MAGIC lets libraries expand their collections

    As part of our new strategic plan, we hope to promote aspects of the Sugar Grove Public Library that are of great value to our patrons.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Reeder: Madigan’s power drives state into deep debt

    SPRINGFIELD – Just when you think things can’t get any worse in Illinois, they do.Illinois, which al ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 9:42 am