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  • Tales From the Motherhood: Wisdom for the (younger) ages

    Every time I thought about writing a letter to Holly, to be opened on the occasion of her high school graduation in four years, I worried I’d ramble o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • In Focus: Choose happiness

    As graduation season is wrapping up in central Kane County, I had a moment to think about my own graduations and my almost two decades in the working ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Joan Knows: Decoration Day honored fallen soldiers

    May 30 is the former date for the holiday many of us called “Decoration Day.”  You may know that i ...
    May 28, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • The Write Place: Farewell to freshman year

    It’s hard to believe after Monday, I will be a quarter of the way done with high school. Gone will be the “freshman” stigma and all the awkwardness of ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Another View: ATF is too wounded to enforce gun-control laws

    Many members of Congress seem to view the U.S.’s most deadly criminals – those who carry guns – as a protected class. For decades, they’ve tried every ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Park District Dish: Grant helps fund healthy lifestyle education

    The Batavia Park District wants kids to get outside and play this summer. Local kids have a variety of options available for outdoor play, including H ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Sugar Grove library to celebrate summer reading

    SUGAR GROVE – A horse demonstration, Ozzie T. Cougar and a live band will help kick off the Sugar Grove Public Library’s summer reading program.
    May 26, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Good Natured: Bucks planned to be moved to Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    “Good Natured” readers may remember a column that ran, oh, about six months ago. Actually, six months and seven days ago, to be exact.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Graduation ceremonies make for great photos

    May is the month for local graduations, and the Kane County Chronicle photo staff has been attending many of these ceremonies.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: My kind of town, Geneva is – kind of, mostly

    Even though I spent time growing up in a co-op overlooking Lake Shore Drive and playing pick-up ball in Lincoln Park, today I brag my hometown is Gene ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • In Focus: Community investment

    I can only imagine what a thrill it would be for a high school baseball team to play on a minor league field. The sounds and ambiance alone would make ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Mom – the champion of jobs

    After celebrating Mother’s Day two weeks ago, I came to the realization that I’m fortunate to have such a loving mother present in my life. Before I w ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Traveling Teen summer camps offer trips to suburbs, Chicago

    It should be a truism in life that one is never too old for day camp. And for tweens and teens in grades six through nine, that’s certainly the case w ...
    May 20, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Graduating from Waubonsee and learning about leadership

    My career at Waubonsee Community College really kickstarted my journey of self-discovery.My first ye ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions offer free eye screenings, pizza, ice cream

    ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club has planned a full day of eye screenings to coincide with its monthly spaghetti dinner event Tuesday at the club’s loca ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:02 pm