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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox


  • In Focus: Ready to serve

    I spent a fun Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago with a group of volunteers who patrol areas of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. They ...
    March 10, 2017 - 3:56 pm
  • Picturing the Past With ... the Geneva History Museum

    Benjamin Warren Dodson, son of Captain and Harriet Warren Dodson, built the magnificent home at 416 S. Second St. in Geneva in 1891. Chicago architect ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • St. Charles Park District: Springtime at Primrose Farm abounds with new life, learning opportunities

    Little lambs! Chirping chicks! Cavorting calves! Springtime comes alive at Primrose Farm with new farm babies arriving nearly every week. New lambs an ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Before The Diploma: A brief history lesson on King Tut

    In the sixth grade, my class did research projects about Egypt. Kids were in groups of two and were assigned topics such as the ancient pyramids, phar ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Discover Your Library: Library hosting Teen Tech Week, Senior Spelling Bee

    March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. The Farmers’ Almanac says that it is more a cute rhyme than a fair weather predictor. No matter w ...
    March 8, 2017 - 1:19 pm
  • Letter: Reforming the tax code

    To the editor:Now that we have a Republican-controlled House, Senate and White House, it is time, fi ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Park District Dish: Depot Museum –ápast, present and future

    The Batavia Depot Museum has long been a pillar in the community and is truly reflective of the cooperative efforts so common in this area.
    March 7, 2017 - 1:38 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Garage sale, Swedish Days on tap in Geneva

    You say old, we say vintage. You say garbage, we say garage sale!Yes, it’s back for the sixth year – ...
    March 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Keeping the Women’s March alive

    To the Editor:Are you looking to keep the Women’s March alive? Join the League of Women Voters, one ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:14 pm
  • Library Lights: Do something that scares you

    I have adopted two new mantras as I move forward into 2017. Both of them came from unexpected places, but isn’t that sometimes where the greatest nugg ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:15 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Counting juice’s many benefits

    “Juice Manifesto” (Chronicle Books) by Andrew Cooper offers readers more than 120 recipes for easy-to-make juices, smoothies, teas, tonics and nut mil ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: 'Gilmore Girls' good conversation starter

    She nudged me again. “How’d you know I was asleep?” I asked. “‘Cause you didn’t laugh,” she said. ...
    March 6, 2017 - 7:07 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Gearing up for the April 4 election

    The April 4 election is about a month away, and the Kane County Chronicle, Elburn Herald and Sugar Grove Herald have been amping up their election cov ...
    March 6, 2017 - 7:09 am
  • Good Natured: Getting through winter with Chinese mantids

    I suppose we all have different ways of coping with winter doldrums. Even though this winter has been far from dull – or wintery, for that matter – it ...
    March 4, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • In Focus: Market madness

    Isn’t it everyone’s dream to run up and down the aisles of a grocery store, haphazardly grabbing things off the shelves and throwing them in the cart? ...
    March 3, 2017 - 8:18 am