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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox


  • Quill the Umpire: Knowing the rules is rule No. 1

    I’m not afraid to admit it. I get a lot of reading done on the porcelain throne. If you’re doing so as well right now, a pat on the back to you (don’t ...
    March 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • St. Charles Park District: Baseball skills event gives young players a Major League chance to compete

    Hey, batter, batter, batter!Boys and girls who go batty for baseball can show off their skill set in ...
    March 30, 2017 - 2:25 pm
  • The Write Place: Springtime fun on Third Street

    According to the "Hamilton" calendar that hangs on my wall, we’ve officially entered spring. It’s a time when flowers begin to poke out of the ground, ...
    March 30, 2017 - 2:23 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: New horizon for meals in a bowl

    “Bowls!” (Chronicle), a new book by food writer and editor Molly Watson, shines a light on healthful one-dish meals.
    March 29, 2017 - 8:22 am
  • Learning to Grow: Siberian squill grows a carpet of blue

    If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by a carpet of brilliant blue in an early spring landscape, the chances are good you were admiring Siberian ...
    March 29, 2017 - 3:47 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Taking a sick day and loving it

    “Stop, drop and roll.” So much more than a catchy fire-safety slogan, don’t you think?It occurs to m ...
    March 27, 2017 - 6:54 am
  • Good Natured: Learning the signs of spring

    Even though this winter has been anything but wintry, I think it’s safe to say we’re all in the mood for spring. In honor of this, the week of the ver ...
    March 27, 2017 - 6:56 am
  • River Town Chronicles: If you don’t vote, don’t complain

    I was enjoying a glistening, golden Penrose Brewing Co.’s pilsner at the fundraiser for the new Geneva library when someone asked, “Aren’t you a journ ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • In Focus: Touched by tragedy

    I consider myself a storyteller and a recorder of history. Unfortunately, I’m also tasked with recording and telling horrific stories sometimes. I try ...
    March 24, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles Park District: Easter eggs-plodes with bunny fun

    Easter Bunny buddies should plan to hop on over to the St. Charles Park District for some “eggs-citing” new events and traditional favorites sure to g ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Before The Diploma: Training the new girl at work

    Training people at work can be hard, as I have just found out today. I have been working my job at a retirement home for a year and a half now. I work ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • @ Your Library: Celebrate National Library Week

    When I first heard that the theme of National Library Week – April 9 to 15 – was Libraries Transform, I thought of the toys my son played with in the ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering a skinny twist to Cajun food

    Registered dietitian and cookbook author Shelly Marie Redmond was born in Houma, La., and sings the praises of her family’s Cajun heritage.
    March 21, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Kiwanis Club hosting Rose Day fundraiser

    I had the pleasure March 7 of attending a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of St. Charles at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church.
    March 19, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Good Natured: Can't let a good molt go to waste

    If you’ve ever visited Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles, you probably noticed we have a lot of snakes. Snakes in the lobby, snakes in th ...
    March 19, 2017 - 4:02 pm