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  • Picturing the Past With ... the St. Charles History Museum

    The Arcada Theatre’s unique characteristics make it a prominent visual feature of downtown St. Charles.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:29 pm
  • The Wine Detectives: Looking forward to spring ... and rosé

    The winters in Illinois, although milder due to global warming (or the impression of an old wine guy), always make me long for an early spring. Warmer ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • In Focus: The next generation

    The future was evident during the girls basketball crosstown rivalry game between St. Charles East and St. Charles North as young girls quietly held t ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Giving your best 'performance'

    If you really think about it, most of your life is spent on some sort of “stage.” Giving a presentation at work or wildly explaining an embarrassing m ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • The Write Place: Sharing love beyond romance this Valentine’s Day

    There’s a song from the musical “Hairspray” called “Without Love,” in which the two leads, Link and Tracy, are reunited and confess their feelings to ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Restaurant Week to kick off Feb. 27

    February is a short month but a great one; it’s the month where you start to count down to spring; love in the air mid-month; and discounts at partici ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 1:38 pm
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: Public invited to community forums about library referendum

    The Geneva Public Library Board of Trustees has spent the past two years studying the community’s needs, talking to members of the district about what ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:11 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: Empowering employees to give back

    I’ve spent the majority of my rewarding professional career at Waubonsee Community College. The support and encouragement the college gives to employe ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A fix ... and time to reflect

    The keys danced back and forth, bright little soldiers on their hooks, several deep.“When we bought ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 7:35 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Student completes editorial internship

    Another student has completed an internship at the Kane County Chronicle.Jonah Nink, a senior at St. ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Organisms that symbolize symbiosis

    In early February, in the midst of a post-Super Bowl food coma, I thought it might be fun to tap into a topic that would be timely with regard to this ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Coping with information overload

    These are strange days. I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from exposure. Overexposure. To the news, to others’ opinions about the news, to my ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 7:38 am
  • In Focus: Welcoming committee

    Not that it’s really all that different from the dozens of Chicago area winters I’ve lived through before, but I feel like the last few weeks have bee ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles Park District: Super science makes for super fun at St. Charles Park District

    Fun facts: Did you know that the jellyfish is the most venomous animal on Earth but has no brain or eyes? Or that 15,080,330 bricks were used to make ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:51 am