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  • Chamber Chat: Geneva has plenty to offer for Valentine’s Day

    February, short and sweet – or, should I say, full of sweets? At least, on Feb. 14, it could be. Chocolate, anyone?
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Good Natured: Whatever happened with the Big Snake?

    Recently I received an email from a Good Natured reader, Christine Brahm, who lives in Batavia.As I ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Chronicle gets updated look, new comics

    This past week, the Kane County Chronicle hit driveways and newsstands with a slightly revised look.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Back from Iowa and 'Feeling the Bern'

    You might say I’m “Feeling the Bern.” I’ve got a sign in the yard, a few T-shirts and cool pins, and, you know it, Bernie stickers on my Subaru. But a ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Joan Knows: Valentine's Day memories and a fast-forward scenario

    February presents many options for the columnist seeking a theme. Politics and groundhogs are already passe – or at least not very tasty. Celebrating ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • In Focus: Soulful eyes

    had the great privilege this week to meet Mateo – a sweet gentleman with an amazing personality. He trotted around his Geneva home carrying a Teddy be ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Feel-good food from ‘Simply Nigella’

    • Journalist Tom Witom, who lives in Elgin, has written extensively for years about food and the food industry.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • The Write Place: Their history, my heritage

    In my AP U.S. history class, we’re studying the Gilded Age, during which turn-of-the-century America experienced changes and transformations unlike an ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn OKs consultant to help with police chief search

    ELBURN – The search for a new police chief continues in Elburn. At Monday night’s Elburn Village Board meeting, trustees unanimously approved an agree ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Guest View: ECC trustees committed to excellence, accountability

    Over the years, Elgin Community College has grown tremendously in size and scope. But our objectives since 1949 have remained the same.Over the years, ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Good Natured: Creating a paradise for coyotes

    When was the last time you played “Connect the Dots?”I remember Grandma Erickson giving me a book of ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'Hairspray' gets audience members on their feet

    “You can’t stop the beat!” No kidding, not if Tracy Turnblad has anything to say about it. The bubbly, guileless teenager is played by the perfectly-c ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: Guilty until proven innocent

    I’m next in line to exit through a big box store’s white security monolith. My cart overflows with groceries, Duraflame logs and a new pair of 13-wide ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • In Focus: Geneva ambassador

    I had the opportunity to spend some time last week with Geneva High School student Kayla Mickelsen. Kayla also happens to be a contestant on this seas ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Smart ways to reduce inflammation

    Achieving a healthy body and mind sounds like a noble target, but it’s one that requires more than wishful thinking. This is especially the case when ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 5:01 pm