• Learning to Grow: Refresh houseplants in April

    April seems to be the month that stirs gardeners from their long winter hiatus – blue skies, melting snow, seed packets, emerging buds and sunny days. ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Pets catch case of spring fever

    Seems my wannabe wild thing, Posey (our aging Maine Coon kitty), has caught spring fever. Which is awesome, because what I really relish doing at 9:30 ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • In Your Court: When is mediation appropriate in a divorce proceeding?

    The Illinois Supreme Court mandates mediation in marital dissolution proceedings and paternity proceedings where the parties have disagreements concer ...
    April 11, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • In Focus: Baseball bliss

    I had the chance to photograph the Kane County Cougars home opener Tuesday evening at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
    April 10, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: On the road to blissful solitude

    Ordinarily – except when writing – I like to be around people. Not interacting with them, of course, because that means answering questions like, “How ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Another View: Increase the pressure

    For nearly three weeks after announcing the annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin held off on further dismemberment of Ukraine. No doubt he was measuri ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Joan Knows: Use Arbor Day as excuse to play outdoors

    First there was Florence, a real local character with a sarcastic viewpoint and no hesitation about expressing her opinions.
    April 10, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Roundabout with Micah: Poetry comes to life through Wordplay

    My name is Micah Andersen. I am a poet, a writer and a senior looking to make my mark on the world. I am an intern here at the Kane County Chronicle a ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Life at East: Gotta call my doctor

    I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This week I officially began my last quarter of high school. It’s hard to believe how fast this year – a ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Letter: Buying elections

    To the Editor:The conservative Roberts’ court has eviscerated what remained of the campaign finance ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Letter: Creating opportunities

    To the Editor:We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Kaneland Performing Arts ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Another View: Obamacare should start cutting off drug coupons

    Even for people who have health insurance, brand-name prescription drugs can be expensive. If the companies that sell those drugs want to give some pa ...
    April 8, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Letter: Saving lives

    To the Editor:The Children’s Organ Transplant Association – or COTA – was founded in 1986 when resid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Another View: Putting Medicare under the microscope

    Critics scoffed – and not altogether without reason – when President Barack Obama vowed to make major progress on domestic policy through the use of h ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Sound Off: Thanks to the road warriors

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Thanks to the road warriors Thank yo ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:48 am