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  • ​Boating on the Fox River brings fun for families

    Can you canoe? Or do you believe in pedal power? Either way, the St. Charles Park District boasts awesome boating opportunities for anyone who wants t ...
    May 24, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Sound Off: 'Low and behold' and other items

    Low and beholdBig Brother is watching. We are just beside ourselves. After 42 years of marriage and ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Chat about pirate eye patches prevents bedtime

    “That’s why pirates wear eye patches,” he said. Forgive me, but I have no idea how this conversation even started. It was 9:45 on one of Noah’s last s ...
    May 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Next week – Best of the Fox results

    The Kane County Chronicle advertising team has been busy this month informing local business owners about Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards that ...
    May 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Bee mystery buzzing about Hickory Knolls

    Growing up, I was a huge fan of the “Hardy Boys” and “Nancy Drew” mysteries. And thank goodness. Because here at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St ...
    May 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the St. Charles History Museum

    This photograph was taken in what seems to be the summer of 1948, and it depicts St. Charles residents enjoying a sunny day on the Fox River at Pottaw ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Chamber to host Mini Golf Tournament on June 3

    Happy spring! The mix of rainy days to help everything grow and become greener, along with beautiful days sprinkled between, really helps to appreciat ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Backstage Questions with ... Ron Onesti: Discussing 'Vinyl,' Miley Cyrus and more

    “How is it that every time the Starship came to The Arcada, Paul Kantner, the original guitarist, never came to play there?“ – Chuck P., St. Charles
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Let's talk roses

    Nothing sparks up a garden like a red rose. In the midst of subtle colors, red is an exclamation point. But what kind of red rose? Lots of people have ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: A spring break spent volunteering turns into transformational adventure

    “Congratulations! You have been selected as one of 10 students to attend the first ever Alternative Spring Break trip at Waubonsee!”
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: New book revisits Classic Eclairs

    Home bakers with an appetite for French pastry – especially eclairs, profiteroles, cream puffs and savory gougeres – now have a new guide at their dis ...
    May 17, 2016 - 12:32 pm
  • The Wine Detectives: Getting to know the Centre De Vin in Hong Kong

    We just returned from our latest trip to Hong Kong, where we focused our efforts on finalizing an agreement with Ben Chang, majority owner of the Cent ...
    May 17, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Mark calendars for splashtastic summer fun

    From the celebration of bona fide holidays to the creation of beach parties both large and small, one fun event just leads to another at both of the S ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:05 am
  • Sound Off: 'Knee-jerk reactions' and other items

    Knee-jerk reactionsYes, I get worried about knee-jerk reactions to things like Dennis Hastert and hi ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:07 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Scoring 'bialys' and talking with the kids

    I called home from a long, three-day conference. It was only in Naperville, and I came home each night, but still, I missed face time with my girl.
    May 14, 2016 - 8:19 am