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  • The Write Place: Rooms and reminiscing

    From the time I was 5 years old until about a month ago, I shared a room with my now seventh-grade sister, Annika. My bed was on one side of the room; ...
    March 4, 2015 - 6:21 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Big plans for Elburn Public Works Department

    ELBURN – The modernization of the village’s wastewater treatment facility continues to make progress in Elburn. There are plans for improvements to th ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Good Natured: Birds leave plenty of evidence

    Anyone who’s ever kept a bird feeder in their yard knows that anything and everything can show up to take advantage of the free offerings. Large mamma ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'It could happen'

    I’ve got two kids heading to college. Soon. According to a 2012 column written by Forbes contribut ...
    March 1, 2015 - 7:18 am
  • In Focus: Best seat in the house

    I had a bird’s-eye view last Friday for the IHSA state gymnastics preliminaries at Palatine High School. For the most part, state tournaments, such as ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Before the Diploma: The perks of being a waitress

    What do flipping greasy hamburgers, cleaning popcorn off of movie theater floors, collecting money at a cash register and dealing with aggravating cus ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Park District Dish: Participants prove you can be fit at any age

    Fitness is always a hot topic when a new year rolls around. A lot of people choose to wait until January to get active and healthy, but several Batavi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland elementary students embrace Black History Month lessons

    ELBURN – Deb Brubaker said she understands that John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn isn’t among the most diverse schools in Kane County. But Brub ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Good Natured: If you're someplace wet, think mink

    Several years ago, my friend Jessi and I went exploring at McKee Marsh – a small but wonderfully diverse parcel at the north end of the Blackwell Fore ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Editors Notebook: Lending a hand at Lazarus House

    For the past three years or so, I have volunteered at Lazarus House in St. Charles. Lazarus House is ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • In Focus: Frozen

    Mother Nature still has us in her frozen clutches. This week, I headed over to the Geneva Metra stat ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn might seek special election on police pension issue

    ELBURN – Village officials will consider seeking a special election in November to address the future of the Elburn Police Department.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Are you running in the April 7 election?

    As part of the Kane County Chronicle’s ongoing coverage of the upcoming elections, I have been contacting candidates about questionnaires for our Elec ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Squirrels vs. rabbits – following the footsteps

    If you happen to live on the edge of a grassy expanse, or in a newer subdivision where shrubs abound but trees are small, chances are you have rabbits ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Precious little to do with housework

    A few days ago, Noah had a French club meeting after school. When he was ready for a ride home, he s ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 2:36 pm