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  • River Town Chronicles: Goodbye hearty handshake; hello Ebola wave

    As a baby boomer, I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, when a handshake served as the customary greeting. My dad taught me to grasp the hand firmly, not t ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • In Focus: Disaster drill

    Last week, reporter Ashley Sloboda and I had the chance to witness a rescue drill at the Lafarge gravel pit in Elburn.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Park district’s fall-fun events make for ghoulishly good time

    “Stop! You’re scaring me!”If the thought of marauding zombies, ghostly specters and spooky mansions ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Hi, my name is

    All right, so I dedicate this entire first column to whoever came up with the idea that taking risks pays off.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Paying for our wars

    The cost of the new U.S. military operation in Iraq and Syria already is approaching $1 billion, according to a study released last week. The Pentagon ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Ready for powder puff football in Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – Girls in the junior and senior classes at Kaneland High School will be ready for some football tonight in one of the feature events of th ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Letter: It’s called inversion

    To the Editor:When you’re filing your tax return or studying the withholding from your pay check, th ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Another View: JPMorgan hack shows the U.S. needs a serious cyberwar plan

    Every day seems to bring a new story about a digital hack or intrusion – usually boring, only occasionally involving nudity. The recent incident at JP ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Letter: Preserving historical heritage

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Camp Kane Heritage Foundation Board of Directors and volunteers, we ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Another view: Celebrating National Newspaper Week

    What do you care most about in life? Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Sound Off: We are the United States of America

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: Wake up It's amazing how quickly peo ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Election Central website now live

    The general election is a month away, and the Kane County Chronicle is amping up its coverage of the candidates and local referendums.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Good Natured: There’s no business like shrew business

    Earlier this week, a couple of members of the St. Charles Park District naturalist staff headed out to complete some prep work for an upcoming school ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Views: One year after GOP shutdown, it's time for America to change course

    About a year ago, the federal government came to a dead halt – shut down by the obstructionism of Republicans in Congress.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Our View: Learn about the candidates

    The election is Nov. 4, and early voting starts Oct. 20.That means the clock is ticking for you to f ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:21 pm
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