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Columns

  • In Focus: Choose happiness

    As graduation season is wrapping up in central Kane County, I had a moment to think about my own graduations and my almost two decades in the working ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Joan Knows: Decoration Day honored fallen soldiers

    May 30 is the former date for the holiday many of us called “Decoration Day.”  You may know that i ...
    May 28, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • The Write Place: Farewell to freshman year

    It’s hard to believe after Monday, I will be a quarter of the way done with high school. Gone will be the “freshman” stigma and all the awkwardness of ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Another View: ATF is too wounded to enforce gun-control laws

    Many members of Congress seem to view the U.S.’s most deadly criminals – those who carry guns – as a protected class. For decades, they’ve tried every ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Park District Dish: Grant helps fund healthy lifestyle education

    The Batavia Park District wants kids to get outside and play this summer. Local kids have a variety of options available for outdoor play, including H ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Sugar Grove library to celebrate summer reading

    SUGAR GROVE – A horse demonstration, Ozzie T. Cougar and a live band will help kick off the Sugar Grove Public Library’s summer reading program.
    May 26, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Good Natured: Bucks planned to be moved to Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    “Good Natured” readers may remember a column that ran, oh, about six months ago. Actually, six months and seven days ago, to be exact.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Graduation ceremonies make for great photos

    May is the month for local graduations, and the Kane County Chronicle photo staff has been attending many of these ceremonies.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: My kind of town, Geneva is – kind of, mostly

    Even though I spent time growing up in a co-op overlooking Lake Shore Drive and playing pick-up ball in Lincoln Park, today I brag my hometown is Gene ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • In Focus: Community investment

    I can only imagine what a thrill it would be for a high school baseball team to play on a minor league field. The sounds and ambiance alone would make ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Mom – the champion of jobs

    After celebrating Mother’s Day two weeks ago, I came to the realization that I’m fortunate to have such a loving mother present in my life. Before I w ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Traveling Teen summer camps offer trips to suburbs, Chicago

    It should be a truism in life that one is never too old for day camp. And for tweens and teens in grades six through nine, that’s certainly the case w ...
    May 20, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Graduating from Waubonsee and learning about leadership

    My career at Waubonsee Community College really kickstarted my journey of self-discovery.My first ye ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions offer free eye screenings, pizza, ice cream

    ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club has planned a full day of eye screenings to coincide with its monthly spaghetti dinner event Tuesday at the club’s loca ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Outdoor activities abound in St. Charles this time of year

    The Fox Valley area is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, and St. Charles is beautiful in the spring.
    May 18, 2015 - 10:22 pm