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  • Good Natured: Sculpture in the Park: The Delnor Woods Edition

    St. Charles is known for many things, not the least of which is Sculpture in the Park. Hosted by the St. Charles Park District, the annual event showc ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Cookbook author writes about savory pies for all occasions

    Veteran cookbook author Ken Haedrich, who made a mark with “Pie,” his widely acclaimed book on sweet pies, expands on the subject in a just-published ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: A challenging day for the Batavia community

    “Awesomesauce: Something that is more awesome than awesome. It is a modifier of your basic awesome into a more awesome version,” according to an onlin ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Fantastic questions and a Facebook milestone

    The students at Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove sure seem to ask good questions.I vi ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Joan Knows: Plenty of holiday action to take place in Kane County

    Come on, guys. Forget the Starbucks controversy. Besides the fact Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera have more jolly cups, there are plenty of Christmas season ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Commitment to local journalism is needed

    To the Editor:The past few days have been a whirlwind of protest events, boycotts and resignations o ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Another View: Some hope on opioid abuse

    Republican presidential candidates have spent much of their time on the campaign trail lately pledging more treatment and less punishment to deal with ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • In Focus: A small tribute

    As the daughter of a proud, but quiet, veteran and patriot, I always enjoy the Veterans Day ceremonies I have the privilege of attending and covering ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • Another View: Trump seduces the press but not his party

    Yes, Donald Trump is good at grabbing media attention. But, no, this doesn’t mean that the political system has changed and that candidates from now o ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • The Write Place: 'Sisterly sacrifice'

    Even if you’ve only read a few of my previous columns, you’ve probably picked up on this basic fact: Sports are not my thing. Watching them, playing t ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Park District Dish: Festival becomes tradition for local family

    The weather is turning cold, and the leaves are almost gone. It’s hard to believe it’s mid-November already.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Another View: The truth matters, Mr. Carson

    Washington let out a collective “you’re kidding me” early this week, following a weekend of complaints from Ben Carson, arguably the latest front-runn ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Nothing else is happening

    To the Editor:About The Quad St. Charles mall – I’ve been thinking about this for some time and have ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Another View: The phony 'War on Christmas' is back

    Like everything connected to Christmas, this year’s “War on Christmas” freakout has arrived early. And it has taken the form of a red Starbucks cup.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Energy innovation and lower utility bills

    To the Editor:Illinois is a leader in energy innovation. For proof, look no further than the ambitio ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 10:35 pm