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  • Another View: Planet Earth’s grim check-up

    The climate got its annual physical last week, and the results were not good.The comprehensive repor ...
    July 22, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Letter: Sincere appreciation

    To the Editor:The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to thank our sponsors, gol ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Another View: The Trump challenge

    It’s rare that we dedicate our attention to marginal presidential candidates. But for a man as objec ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia heats up for 23rd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off

    Local Batavia residents Bill and Cheryl Pierson brought the first Chili Cook-off to the city of Batavia in October 1992. The first cook-off was in fro ...
    July 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials deny forest preserve district request

    ELBURN – Members of the Elburn Village Board on Monday night unanimously voted against a proposal by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to bu ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Letter to the Editor: Reason and logic

    To the Editor:If I had to pick between the thinking of John Strauss and that of Thomas Jefferson, th ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Another View: The Uber embrace

    The usual suspects – health care, immigration, welfare – are once again at the center of the 2016 presidential election. But this time around, a compa ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Chamber to host annual golf event

    It’s time to tee off. Grab a few friends, co-workers, business partners, and organize a foursome to join us for the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Sound Off: What a wonderful person

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: What a wonderful person This is about ...
    July 20, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Another View: Reporters' 'gotcha' questions rarely pay off

    For a professional politician, there’s nothing easier than turning the tables on a journalist’s “tough” question.
    July 17, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Our View: REST at ease, caregivers

    Consider the following sentence, which ran in a Kane County Chronicle story earlier this week: “Acco ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Good Natured: Extraterrestrial bug? No, it's a dobsonfly

    Editor’s note: This column is an update of a piece that originally ran in July 2009.I still can reme ...
    July 17, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Stunning Pluto visit shows what NASA still can attain

    The first detailed glimpse of Pluto was a stunner: A mottled, multicolored orb, shimmering 3 billion miles from Earth. It has craters, “great mounds,” ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: Corn boils, windmills, mazariners and rutabaga

    When I was a kid, my mother would spoon heaping portions of rutabaga onto my plate. “It’s good for you!” she declared, expecting me to eat the gooey, ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • In Focus: Just a lick

    As I started my afternoon Wednesday, the first day of this year’s Kane County Fair, I headed straight for the livestock barns. 
    July 16, 2015 - 6:53 pm