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  • River Town Chronicles: White privilege and its overlooked perks

    Ferguson; a stranglehold; “Selma;” undocumented immigrants; two shot cops. Race and ethnicity are back in the news.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • In Focus: Faces in the crowd

    It seems that every year the number of faces in the stands at basketball games increases. But that’s not just because more students or community membe ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Park district programs benefit mind and body

    At Pottawatomie Community Center, it’s not unusual to see warriors standing near happy babies, cobras chasing cows, dolphins sliding alongside fish an ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Cleaning out my childhood

    With no extravagant events in the near future and with the weather being a repetitive painting of gloomy-gray nothingness, the winter doldrums are sur ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland passes on STEM school opportunity

    SUGAR GROVE – Calling it “one of the most difficult” decisions she has had to make in a decade, interim Kaneland Superintendent Renee Goier on Monday ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Let’s broaden the conversation

    There are several factors that impact the success of a business – quality of product, quality of service, the business plan, growth strategy and the l ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Good Natured: Seeing shredded shrubs? Oh! Deer!

    Walking along a woodland edge recently, I couldn’t help but notice how the tips of so many low branches – on shrubs and trees alike – looked really ra ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Chronicle hits 5,000 on social media – twice!

    Two Kane County Chronicle social media accounts hit milestones this week. First, the Chronicle’s mai ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:58 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood | Change: Something to rely on

    Tuesday night, Holly and I got online to register her for high school. Piece of cake, I figured. I g ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • In Focus: Counting down

    I made a New Year’s resolution to think outside of the box more and to start seeing things differently while on assignment. 
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • The Write Place: Wonderful reads for winter days

    During the recent extreme cold snap, school was canceled for two days, and – as a result – I was trapped inside for 48 long hours. When I wasn’t study ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: New year should bring new focus on mental health

    The start of a new year can be stressful. The optimism of New Year’s resolutions can quickly turn into frustration and disappointment if those goals a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • A winter survival guide

    Yes, winter is here. The temperatures are lower; the skies are gray; and the sun sets at 4:30 p.m. It’s no secret this season can bring the blues; yet ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Lions Club from Japan brings the party to Elburn

    ELBURN – With the sounding of a gong and a spirited display of singing and dancing, members of the Toki Oribe Lions Club brought a party to the Elburn ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Charlemagne Awards Dinner, more events on tap in 2015

    Welcome 2015! The new year always seems to bring excitement for new opportunities and possibilities. Creating a plan of what you personally – and in y ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 6:46 pm
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