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  • Editor’s Notebook: Community invited to Women’s Power Luncheon

    The Kane County Magazine, a sister publication of the Kane County Chronicle, will host its next Women’s Power Luncheon on Thursday, May 14.
    March 27, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Good Natured: Muskrat parents ushering offspring out into the world

    We consider it a human rite of passage: Grow to a certain age, acquire important life skills, then leave home to take on the big wide world. New adven ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Life imitating art

    As for playing a “miserable one,” my son is no slouch. For example, when I reminded him of our pla ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: One-acts, Tchaikovsky and Jenny McCarthy: Ya gotta love ’em!

    I should have been grading student papers; or adding up noncash deductions; or loading Ace’s four-step lawn bags into a cart. Instead, my wife, Tia, a ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • In Focus: A little help

    We can all use a lift once in a while. As I was photographing a Geneva varsity softball practice, wh ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Spring break disaster

    Spring break is perhaps one of my favorite times of the year, as I’ve had my fair share of pleasant vacations. Once I traveled to the Mall of America ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Primrose Farm springs into action

    Now that the calendar has officially noted the change of seasons, farmers everywhere are ready to spring into action – preparing their livestock and g ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia has gone to the dogs

    I’ve had dogs my entire life. Until I got out of college and lived on my own, I didn’t know any other way.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Despite protests, Kaneland elementary library position cut

    SUGAR GROVE – Upset over a plan to eliminate the learning resource center director position at the elementary level, seven people spoke Monday night d ...
    March 24, 2015 - 7:29 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Batavia Chamber of Commerce to hold candidate forum

    I have received a few questions recently regarding the need for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to host a school board candidate forum. Why should the ...
    March 23, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: New intern in Chronicle newsroom

    This week, the Kane County Chronicle welcomed Batavia High School senior Ally O’Donnell to its newsroom.
    March 20, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Good Natured: The birds and their songs

    What a difference a couple of weeks can make.When I last wrote about walking to work, my musings abo ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Wading through the wonders, what ifs of life

    I got the best hug, the other day. From a fellow mom. Sunday evening I pulled my car up to the curb ...
    March 20, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Guest View: Challenges facing Illinois education are tremendous

    This year marks an important anniversary for our nation of 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the untimely death of Abraham Lincoln, the pre ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • In Focus: Face in the crowd

    The last minute of any post-season sporting event is always a little nerve wracking for me. I’m trying to watch the clock, the players, the fans and t ...
    March 19, 2015 - 8:56 pm