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  • In Focus: Back to work

    I had a chance to chat with Joe Thompson during a recent visit to Valley Sheltered Workshop in Batavia. He was just coming back from his coffee break ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Joan Knows: Bad attitude changes with sunshine, the Cubs

    The first approach to this column came about under the influence of a really bad mood.I would compla ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: ‘Broth’ as nature’s nutrition cure-all

    Food therapist Vicki Edgson and food writer Heather Thomas, co-authors of “Broth” (Jacqui Small LLP), turn their attention to what they describe as na ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • @ Your Library: Spring yard work at the library

    Homeowners enjoyed their yardwork season opener in mid-April when Mother Nature gave us a few glorious days of sunshine and warmth. At about the same ...
    April 28, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • The Write Place: Check that off the bucket list

    Visit Mount Rushmore. Camp on the beach. Go indoor skydiving. Witness an eclipse. Swim in a waterfall. Meet a celebrity.
    April 28, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the Batavia Depot Museum

    Ever wonder why Batavia is known as the Windmill City?Our windmill history includes three major wind ...
    April 27, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • Backstage Questions With ... Ron Onesti: Talking Bret Michaels’ hair, Joan Rivers’ attitude and more

    You ask ‘em, I’ll get them answered! “Was Joan Rivers as arrogant as she appears on TV?” – Stephen ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Students celebrated at CAP event

    The Kane County Chronicle hosted its annual CAP awards event April 19 at Mill Creek Country Club near Geneva.
    April 26, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Learning to Grow: How to invite pollinators to your garden

    Just like resolutions to exercise more and eat better on Jan. 1, I find myself making resolutions to improve my garden come the start of spring. This ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Batavia Business Beat: How is your work-life balance these days?

    Like most professionals, you probably spend more time at work than you do at home.This, in many resp ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Sound Off

    Get them outGov. [Bruce] Rauner could be one of the best governors Illinois has had in a long time, ...
    April 25, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Learning to Grow: Mulching with organic material

    You’ve planted your flowering annuals; the perennials are up and thriving; and the vegetable garden is beginning to take off. To help ensure your hard ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: The fun – and agony – of finding treasures

    “I see something,” I murmured and turned the car around.“Mom,” Holly said.“Oh, no,” Noah said. Groan ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • Good Natured: The gigantic caddisfly – not just any old bug

    This week’s column actually had its beginnings last summer, although I didn’t know it at the time.I ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Women’s Power Luncheon set for May 18

    The annual Women’s Power Luncheon will take place May 18 at the St. Charles Country Club, 1250 Country Club Road, St. Charles.
    April 23, 2016 - 7:19 am