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  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland fall play features 2 casts

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School freshman Grayson Bilskey is ready for his first theatrical performance at the high school, but the presentation of “ ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Park District Dish: Batavia Park district memorial program honors loved ones

    On any given day, I welcome you to take a stroll along the Riverwalk in the heart of beautiful downtown Batavia. Throughout the area, you’ll notice a ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chamber Chat: 'A festive spirit is sure to abound'

    ‘Twas the first Friday in December and all through the cityThe lights were twinkling and the childre ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Young people and newspapers

    A fellow member of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board sent out an email in July that piqued my interest.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Good Natured: White-throated sparrows and 'Poor Sam Peabody'

    Poor Sam Peabody.Peabody, Peabody.Now, I’ve never met this Peabody fellow, nor do I have any idea of ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 7:59 pm
  • Theory: Tis the season ... that people expect you to be jolly

    The holidays are fast approaching. You imagine your home decorated, the table set, the meal almost ready.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Dropping the ball on the PSAT

    I love watching my children blossom as they decide what matters to them. I realize, that whether I’m ready for it to happen or not, their blossoming w ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • In Your Court: Legal stay helps service members in active military service

    Our Congress recognized decades ago that a service member in active military service should be able to solely focus on his or her duty to protect this ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Holinger: The senior empire strikes back

    If you’re older than 65, like me, you’re under attack. And it’s time we strike back. So, in order to unite and be recognized, if you’re a senior, rais ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • In Focus: Up in the air

    Tuesday marked my 19th year photographing election night festivities. Every election night is different and has a different tone. There were years ear ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Joan Knows: A final word about the Nov. 4 elections

    One last word on the elections. For those who prevailed: Start immediately to think of how you will ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Autumn leaves and pumpkin things

    Who is that off in the distance? Could it possibly be a teenage girl wearing black leggings, a comfy ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Pottawatomie Community Center teems with preteens on Friday nights

    In musican-speak, it’s a hang – a place to meet friends, grab a slice of pizza, listen to some music, maybe play a few games. In park district-speak, ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Friends, neighbors ready to 'Give Back to Pat'

    KANEVILLE – If Pat Hill knew a customer needed an item that she didn't carry at Hill's Country Store, friends said she would be quick to make sure tha ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Chronicle takes home NINA awards

    The Kane County Chronicle won 12 awards – including five first-place awards – at the 2014 Northern Illinois Newspaper Association banquet, which took ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:57 pm
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