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  • Chamber Chat: A smooth move

    On June 23, I received a phone call. The voice on the other end was my father, with the news that he had decided to downsize. Swedish Days had just en ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • In Your Court: Why parents of young children need wills

    Young individuals and newlyweds, in my opinion, typically do not need wills. Statistically speaking, it is unlikely for younger people (individuals in ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Sound Off: What has this become?

    The following is what our readers sounded off about this week: What has this become? I'm responding ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 7:21 am
  • Another View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education

    There is nothing sacred about Common Core, the educational standards that are attracting renewed criticism as the school year begins. The standards, w ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Our View: Respectful disagreement should be expected

    By Wednesday morning, Renee Goier was at work in her new position as Kaneland School District 302’s interim superintendent. She was smiling and said s ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Readers come through with info

    The Thursday edition of the Kane County Chronicle featured a cover story about a standoff in Geneva on Wednesday that resulted in three local schools ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Good Natured: It’s black walnut season, and squirrels are thrilled

    We’ve all been there ... That awkward moment when you realize there’s a poppy seed from the morning’ ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Theory: Opposites attract

    In my counseling practice, I see a lot of couples who are struggling with problems in their marriages; problems that usually stem from poor communicat ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fall planting for spring blooms

    You may have noticed the fall bulb catalogs are starting to arrive. It’s time to take a look around your yard and decide what colors and varieties of ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Carpooling chronicles of teenage girls

    You haven’t lived if you’ve never carpooled a bunch of revved-up teenage girls home after soccer practice on a muggy day.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • In Focus: Hairy situation

    I usually never know where my day will take me. Last week, I was on my way to The Office Dining and Spirits in downtown St. Charles to photograph some ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Another view: This is what your brain might look like on telepathy

    Big news in the world of science and technology: Scientists just invented a form of telepathy. Actually, it’s a form of noninvasive electronic brain-t ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Letter: A little excitement

    To the Editor:Aug. 25, 2014 – the weather forecast today is for 93 degrees – hot and humid. When I e ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • In Your Court: Why parents of young children need wills

    Young individuals and newlyweds, in my opinion, typically do not need wills. Statistically speaking, it is unlikely for younger people (individuals in ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Another View: The shadow of 'dark money'

    Welcome to the 2014 fall congressional campaign finance bus tour. We hope you’re comfortable because what you are about to witness is breathtaking, an ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:23 pm
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