• In Focus: Family affair

    It occurred to me during the final minutes and seconds of the IHSA Class 3A regional game between Aurora Central Catholic and Marmion Academy at Illin ...
    March 5, 2015 - 7:32 pm
  • The Write Place: Rooms and reminiscing

    From the time I was 5 years old until about a month ago, I shared a room with my now seventh-grade sister, Annika. My bed was on one side of the room; ...
    March 4, 2015 - 6:21 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Big plans for Elburn Public Works Department

    ELBURN – The modernization of the village’s wastewater treatment facility continues to make progress in Elburn. There are plans for improvements to th ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Good Natured: Birds leave plenty of evidence

    Anyone who’s ever kept a bird feeder in their yard knows that anything and everything can show up to take advantage of the free offerings. Large mamma ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'It could happen'

    I’ve got two kids heading to college. Soon. According to a 2012 column written by Forbes contribut ...
    March 1, 2015 - 7:18 am
  • In Focus: Best seat in the house

    I had a bird’s-eye view last Friday for the IHSA state gymnastics preliminaries at Palatine High School. For the most part, state tournaments, such as ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Before the Diploma: The perks of being a waitress

    What do flipping greasy hamburgers, cleaning popcorn off of movie theater floors, collecting money at a cash register and dealing with aggravating cus ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Park District Dish: Participants prove you can be fit at any age

    Fitness is always a hot topic when a new year rolls around. A lot of people choose to wait until January to get active and healthy, but several Batavi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland elementary students embrace Black History Month lessons

    ELBURN – Deb Brubaker said she understands that John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn isn’t among the most diverse schools in Kane County. But Brub ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Good Natured: If you're someplace wet, think mink

    Several years ago, my friend Jessi and I went exploring at McKee Marsh – a small but wonderfully diverse parcel at the north end of the Blackwell Fore ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Editors Notebook: Lending a hand at Lazarus House

    For the past three years or so, I have volunteered at Lazarus House in St. Charles. Lazarus House is ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • In Focus: Frozen

    Mother Nature still has us in her frozen clutches. This week, I headed over to the Geneva Metra stat ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn might seek special election on police pension issue

    ELBURN – Village officials will consider seeking a special election in November to address the future of the Elburn Police Department.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Are you running in the April 7 election?

    As part of the Kane County Chronicle’s ongoing coverage of the upcoming elections, I have been contacting candidates about questionnaires for our Elec ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Squirrels vs. rabbits – following the footsteps

    If you happen to live on the edge of a grassy expanse, or in a newer subdivision where shrubs abound but trees are small, chances are you have rabbits ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:36 pm