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Columns

  • Good Natured: Coyote, fox or dog? Follow the tracks

    Years ago – and I’m talking 40 to 50 – if you encountered dog-like paw prints in the wild in our area, chances were good you’d found just that – the t ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Editor's Note: Big week for events at Chronicle

    Educating the community about the dangers of heroin and other drugs. Forecasting what the local and regional economy will look like in 2015.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: ‘It’s my job to be the sturdy standpipe’

    Last Friday night, when I calmly, but firmly, texted my 16-year-old that he needed to come home from his busboy job “now,” and that I “wouldn’t budge, ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 8:52 am
  • River Town Chronicles: White privilege and its overlooked perks

    Ferguson; a stranglehold; “Selma;” undocumented immigrants; two shot cops. Race and ethnicity are back in the news.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • In Focus: Faces in the crowd

    It seems that every year the number of faces in the stands at basketball games increases. But that’s not just because more students or community membe ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Park district programs benefit mind and body

    At Pottawatomie Community Center, it’s not unusual to see warriors standing near happy babies, cobras chasing cows, dolphins sliding alongside fish an ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Cleaning out my childhood

    With no extravagant events in the near future and with the weather being a repetitive painting of gloomy-gray nothingness, the winter doldrums are sur ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland passes on STEM school opportunity

    SUGAR GROVE – Calling it “one of the most difficult” decisions she has had to make in a decade, interim Kaneland Superintendent Renee Goier on Monday ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Let’s broaden the conversation

    There are several factors that impact the success of a business – quality of product, quality of service, the business plan, growth strategy and the l ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Good Natured: Seeing shredded shrubs? Oh! Deer!

    Walking along a woodland edge recently, I couldn’t help but notice how the tips of so many low branches – on shrubs and trees alike – looked really ra ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Chronicle hits 5,000 on social media – twice!

    Two Kane County Chronicle social media accounts hit milestones this week. First, the Chronicle’s mai ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:58 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood | Change: Something to rely on

    Tuesday night, Holly and I got online to register her for high school. Piece of cake, I figured. I g ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • In Focus: Counting down

    I made a New Year’s resolution to think outside of the box more and to start seeing things differently while on assignment. 
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • The Write Place: Wonderful reads for winter days

    During the recent extreme cold snap, school was canceled for two days, and – as a result – I was trapped inside for 48 long hours. When I wasn’t study ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: New year should bring new focus on mental health

    The start of a new year can be stressful. The optimism of New Year’s resolutions can quickly turn into frustration and disappointment if those goals a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:07 pm
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