Mostly Cloudy
12°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Columns

  • Tales From the Motherhood: Catching up on some serious programming

    I couldn’t believe it. “Kissing? Who the heck is she kissing?” I yelled. My daughter stormed back in ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: BHS grad now Chronicle intern

    A new intern has landed in the Kane County Chronicle newsroom.Jon Beltrano, a 2014 graduate of Batav ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Good Natured: Robins can do well in the Tri-Cities during winter

    When we receive an email with a question about any sort of nature-related phenomenon, I usually think something along the lines of, “Yippee! Someone’s ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • River City Chronicles: The lure of the Dark Side

    Earlier this week, the Geneva History Museum acknowledged my hometown’s Dark Side. “Geneva Crimes & Criminals,” a lecture culled from the museum’s arc ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Paleo cookbooks take front and center

    There’s no mystery why the paleo diet has gained so much traction, argues Becky Winkler, food blogger and author of the recently published “Paleo Plan ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • St. Charles Park District Column: Early preschool registration starts soon

    Winter might seem like a strange time to be talking about back-to-school stuff, but when it comes to preschool education, it’s never too early to be t ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Discover Your Library: Register to vote at the St. Charles Public Library

    We’ve seen the debates, heard the sound bites and read the articles ... it’s presidential primary season. If you aren’t yet registered to vote, the St ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Before the Diploma: You bet I’ll be voting

    With the recent Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primaries behind us, I, among many others, can see how this year is going to be heavily focused on the p ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:46 am
  • Kaneland Connection: School board tackles long list of issues

    SUGAR GROVE – As Kaneland’s school board tackled a long list of agenda items at Monday night’s meeting, board member Ryan Kerry expressed frustration ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia Park District makes residents proud at state conference

    Batavia has gotten a lot of great press lately. Recent reports put Batavia in the Top 10 happiest places in Illinois, as well as one of the top cities ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Geneva has plenty to offer for Valentine’s Day

    February, short and sweet – or, should I say, full of sweets? At least, on Feb. 14, it could be. Chocolate, anyone?
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Good Natured: Whatever happened with the Big Snake?

    Recently I received an email from a Good Natured reader, Christine Brahm, who lives in Batavia.As I ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Chronicle gets updated look, new comics

    This past week, the Kane County Chronicle hit driveways and newsstands with a slightly revised look.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Back from Iowa and 'Feeling the Bern'

    You might say I’m “Feeling the Bern.” I’ve got a sign in the yard, a few T-shirts and cool pins, and, you know it, Bernie stickers on my Subaru. But a ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Joan Knows: Valentine's Day memories and a fast-forward scenario

    February presents many options for the columnist seeking a theme. Politics and groundhogs are already passe – or at least not very tasty. Celebrating ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:36 pm