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  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Pound cake with a twist

    In “Twenty Dinners” (Clarkson Potter), Ithai Schori, a photographer/former professional cook in New York City, and friend Chris Taylor, an independent ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Styers: Amazing air plants add variety to your collection

    Living in the Midwest, we are used to having some of the richest soils in the world. It might surprise you to learn that about 10 percent of all plant ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Otto: Honey that smells bad? Not for long

    It’s a fact of life when living in and around nature. Sooner or later, you’re going to ask, or be asked, “What’s that smell?”
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Guest View: Goodbye to an old beat and hello to a new one

    Let me start out by saying that all I really wanted to say is, “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” Fans of Douglas Adams’ book series “The Hitchhi ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Palmer: Integrity and the art of monkey minding

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.”
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • In Focus: Final route

    I don’t think I’ve never known my postal carrier’s first name. All my years living in Chicago and even growing up, my family never made that special o ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • The Write Place: Homecoming hustle and bustle

    It’s officially fall, and for local high schools, that means homecoming week quickly is approaching or already has occurred. Homecoming is a time for ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: An appreciation for the arts

    The first time I stepped into the Steel Beam Theatre in downtown St. Charles, I knew right away it was a special place.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Another View: My kids get the affection I used to show my husband

    I would have been able to respond intelligently, possibly even cleverly, to my mentor’s remarks, if it hadn’t been for a hand – first lightly touching ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Who's an Everyday Hero in your life?

    Fresh off the heels of our Best Under 40 event (which was Tuesday and buzzed with youthful energy), the Kane County Chronicle is now inviting communit ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Good Natured: Two of my favorite words: Enormous spider

    “Let me show you something hideous!”My friend Mrs. Janet was pretty emphatic as she pulled her phone ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: 'Please Wait Here'

    I love walking into a bank or post office where it says, “Please Wait Here,” for the next free teller or postal clerk. Or seeing a grocery store’s dir ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • In Focus: Bird on a wire

    Sometimes everything works out perfectly. When I was assigned to take photos of ComEd’s Grand Prairi ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Before the Diploma: What I hate about driving

    I’m casually driving down a long, country road. I’m jamming out to a random variety of tunes on my iPod, singing along to each song lyric that I have ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Fall rocks at STC Underground

    Come fall, students may sing the back-to-school blues, but they can start humming a different tune through STC Underground programs that help the seas ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 8:26 pm