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  • Good Natured: Duct tape and a family of hummingbirds

    “Mythbusters,” the TV show that debunks rumors, legends and pseudo-scientific claims, once did an episode on the many uses of duct tape. To summarize ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Getting married and a new last name

    As I briefly noted in last week’s column, I got married in October.I’m still on cloud nine!The cerem ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The danger of garage door initiatives

    We’re backing out of the garage when, as the door whirs down, my wife, Tia, says, “That really looks terrible!”
    July 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • In Focus: Wrestling mania

    It was amazing to see how many professional wrestling fans came out to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva last week for Professional Wrestling Night ...
    July 30, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Hickory Knolls program focuses on backyard visitors

    “Holy bat detector, Batman! There’s one about 50 feet away!”No, this is not a line of Robin’s dialog ...
    July 29, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Before the Diploma: It’s a family road trip

    In the exact moment I’m writing this, I’m with my family, driving on a highway. A highway, where I’m somewhere stuck in between an endless amount of v ...
    July 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Determining a career can lead to sweet success

    In a perfect world, each of us would discover our calling early on in life. But because that isn’t the case for most of us, there are –  thankfully –  ...
    July 27, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Good Natured: Making room for an unexpected guest

    I’m not gonna lie, we like to have fun here at the ‘Knolls. Even though the duties can be demanding ...
    July 25, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: Camp CEO makes a stop at Chronicle office

    Reporter Ashley Sloboda and I had the pleasure of hosting a group of high school-age Girl Scouts on Thursday morning at the Kane County Chronicle offi ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • In Focus: Bugged out

    Along with almost every area resident this summer, I have done everything possible to avoid mosquitoes. So when I was assigned to go look for mosquito ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Joan Knows: Bad karma and the Cubs

    My claim to be well educated can be substantiated by several collegiate alumni groups, those online trivia challenges and my association with a classy ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • The Write Place: The gift of family

    Princess Diana once said, “Family is the most important thing in the world.” Having been blessed to ...
    July 22, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia heats up for 23rd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off

    Local Batavia residents Bill and Cheryl Pierson brought the first Chili Cook-off to the city of Batavia in October 1992. The first cook-off was in fro ...
    July 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials deny forest preserve district request

    ELBURN – Members of the Elburn Village Board on Monday night unanimously voted against a proposal by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to bu ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Chamber to host annual golf event

    It’s time to tee off. Grab a few friends, co-workers, business partners, and organize a foursome to join us for the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce’s ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:01 pm