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  • Batavia Business Beat: Get hooked on a local business

    Each day I have the opportunity to meet with local business owners to learn more about their businesses and to see what the Batavia Chamber of Commerc ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Editor and student talk 'Takeover'

    Earlier this month, I wrote about how the Kane County Chronicle was to participate in the “World Teenage News Takeover” project, an effort promoted by ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Good Natured: The "teddy bears" of the spider world

    Ah, the teddy bear. What could be more comforting than this charming icon of childhood? Cuddly, wide-eyed and ever vigilant, teddy bears have kept wat ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Seizing the day with John Dryden

    I nearly fell off my chair last Saturday when I read John Dryden’s moving letter to his former students. Widely circulated on social media, the letter ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • In Your Court: Black Wednesday and DUI costs

    Black Wednesday is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving when college students return home and gather at the local bars to reunite with friends prior to s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Casting for tight lines, tight sentences

    Driving home from fishing practice on a dark, gray afternoon, I thought how trying to land a good fish was a lot like trying to land a good sentence.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • In Focus: On top of the world

    I met last week with 8-year-old Kate Shanahan, who had been diagnosed at the age of 3 with Type 1 diabetes. She absolutely loves pandas, walking her d ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Joan Knows: Thanksgiving a time to ignite the spirit of the season

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to give thought to those elements for which we are especially grateful.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Haggas: Holiday happenings bring a ho-ho-whole lot of fun

    It’s that time of year! Time to jingle some bells, deck some halls, stuff some stockings and generally just get in the spirit of the season. But lest ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day

    You know, I kind of feel sorry for Thanksgiving. For one thing, the gap between Halloween and Christmastime certainly shrinks every year. One minute y ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District offers gymnastics, dance programs

    Brr! As temperatures begin to drop, parents might wonder how they will keep stir-crazy kids active and engaged through another cold winter. While the ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Be a part of local public-access television

    Cable television is known for its wide variety of channel choices. Some transport you to faraway places, while others, especially public-access channe ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Eddie Gaedel Society targets Elburn establishment

    ELBURN – Wayne Byerhof said he was a teenager playing in a baseball game in 1951 when he experienced a brush with history.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Lutz: Breakfast allows for reflection, planning

    Fall is here, and this time of year gets mixed reviews from most. I personally love the change in seasons and enjoy that fall is the calm before the b ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Battle of the Monster Bucks in St. Charles

    Monster Bucks.The phrase sounds like the name of a new Illinois Lottery game. Or maybe the title of ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
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