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  • Good Natured: Kane County is lousy with woodlice

    Lousy.It’s a crummy term, even under the best of circumstances.That is, unless you happen to be a wo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: In high school? Love to write?

    This past year, the Kane County Chronicle opinion page featured two young writers: Kurt Zepeda and Brigid Ackerman.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:45 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Many hands make light work, happy horses

    You should see my toilets. And yet, there I was, helping to muck out the stalls at Casey’s Safe Haven alongside my dear daughter last Sunday morning.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • In Focus: Storming through

    Usually, it’s the springtime sports weather that throws me for a loop. This week, I arrived at St. Charles North High School for a preview story we we ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Holinger: A hymn to stay-at-home moms

    OMG, back to school! Back to the morning melee: pulling on socks, checking backpacks, making breakfast and trying to get the Odyssey filled and emptie ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Life at East: Dorm sweet dorm

    Although it shouldn’t come as a surprise, it’s weird to call myself a “college student.” A few weeks ago, I started at Illinois State University, and ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Happy feet: New Dance Academy programs, pricing have dancers jumping for joy

    With dance genres such as ballet and tap considered classics, and even more recent styles such as jazz and hip hop now becoming staples of a dance stu ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Another View: It helps to have a hospital room with a view

    Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don’t have to be ugly as well – and there’s ample evidence that aesthetics matte ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Park District Dish: If walls could talk: Batavia’s history runs deep in Depot Museum

    You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Batavia takes great pride in its ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • KYSO, marching band to be displaced by pipeline project

    MAPLE PARK – At least two organizations will be affected starting next month in the Kaneland High School area, as a TransCanada natural gas pipeline u ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Another View: Picking on for-profit colleges

    By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world – so President Barack Obama told Congress in his 2009 S ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Know an awesome 'Everyday Hero'?

    The Kane County Chronicle is now seeking nominees for its 2014 Everyday Heroes section, which is scheduled to be published in November.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Good Natured: Chipmunks eat meat? The secret's out!

    Secret identities. Our popular culture is full of them.Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent takes off hi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • In Your Court: New Illinois maintenance law to go into effect Jan. 1

    New legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, regarding the calculation and duration of maintenance ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Another View: What James Foley murder says about Islamic State

    The beheading of U.S. freelance photographer James Foley, now confirmed by U.S. officials, recalls the similarly gruesome murder of Wall Street Journa ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:28 pm
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