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  • Good Natured: Snakes – even venomous ones – have important jobs to do

    Maybe you’ve heard, a snake caused quite a stir in the Tri-Cities this past week.After a lead story ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Checking out the Cougars from the Strike Zone

    Earlier this month, I took in a Kane County Cougars game from some pretty swell seating.My husband a ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: When 'packin'' means more than going on a trip

    I load the gun, one round at a time. I cock the pistol and s-l-o-w-l-y ease open the sliding glass door. The thief, continuing to plunder, doesn’t hea ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • In Focus: Waiting is the hardest part

    Who doesn’t love a parade? I again had the chance to shoot the annual Elburn Days parade, which was last Friday evening. It’s one of my favorites. 
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:54 pm
  • Lasting ways to honor loved ones

    With the approach of fall, the St. Charles Park District’s many trees really come into their own, showing off with vibrant foliage displays that paint ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Before the Diploma: College, here I come

    What do you mean my days of mindlessly lounging at home and spending warm nights in front of my laptop watching movies are coming to an end? 
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn's Potvin earns Silver Beaver honor

    ELBURN – Linda Potvin said she was surprised when she learned she was to receive the highest council-level honor that can be presented to a Scouting v ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: A summer with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce

    Sadly, my summer internship with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce is coming to a close, but I am lucky enough to walk away from this knowing how valuab ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Good Natured: These creatures of the night are truly amazing

    Odd creatures roam our streets by night. Sidewalks, too. And driveways, and front and back steps – especially those with lights.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Tackling our prep football preview section

    Prep football practices are underway at area high schools, and the Kane County Chronicle sports team has been busy preparing its annual prep football ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • In Focus: School daze

    Either kindergartners are getting smaller or backpacks are getting bigger. I had the chance to photo ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: eMedia offers entertainment, education for all

    Did you know a Geneva Public Library card provides you with free, 24/7 access to thousands of eBooks, eComics, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, movies, music ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • The Write Stuff: 'You are enough'

    A couple weeks ago, I was scrolling through quotes online from some of my favorite Broadway performers. Most of them were your predictable inspiration ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Waubonsee meets local workforce training needs

    Many employers in the Waubonsee Community College district rely on temporary workers to augment their workforce. In fact, with 17,000 openings this ye ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland plans homecoming parade

    ELBURN – Next month, Kaneland High School students will be able to participate in a homecoming parade.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 6:21 am