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  • Waubonsee Voices: Graduating from Waubonsee and learning about leadership

    My career at Waubonsee Community College really kickstarted my journey of self-discovery.My first ye ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions offer free eye screenings, pizza, ice cream

    ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club has planned a full day of eye screenings to coincide with its monthly spaghetti dinner event Tuesday at the club’s loca ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Outdoor activities abound in St. Charles this time of year

    The Fox Valley area is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, and St. Charles is beautiful in the spring.
    May 18, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Good Natured: Back to the future with the hoppers

    I’m not sure who started the trend, or when. But over the past year or so, primarily on Facebook and other social media, I’ve seen several instances o ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Week packed with events, speaking engagements

    As editor of the Kane County Chronicle, there are some weeks where I find myself perpetually planted behind my desk.
    May 15, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • In Focus: A wise one

    Although I enjoy nature and I absolutely love spending time outdoors, I’ve never been all that interested in nature photography. That is, until I foun ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • The Write Place: Look on the bright side

    We’ve all heard the age-old saying about whether the glass is half full or half empty. For the most part, nearly everyone seems to fit in one of those ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Table Talk with Ally: Listen to grandma

    I have aspired to be a published author since the second grade.At only 7 years old, I partnered with ...
    May 13, 2015 - 7:22 pm
  • Guest View: Exploring Istanbul’s culture

    I’m no foreigner to traveling. It’s my hobby, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to travel the world. It started with Paris 10 years ago, an ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland Krier members earn state honors

    MAPLE PARK – Members of Kaneland High School’s student newspaper scored big in recent state competitions.
    May 12, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Geneva to offer variety of upcoming events, giveaways

    Do you know a member of CASA Kane County, the Geneva Academic Foundation, Geneva Community Chest, Geneva History Museum, Geneva Lions Club, Geneva Mus ...
    May 11, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Guest View: Maintaining accountability, transparency

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond success ...
    May 11, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: From Cheerios to prom tuxedos

    Sunday afternoon I received an amusing text from Noah, who was busy busing tables at Pal Joey’s. “S ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Learning to Grow: Mindfulness is key when pruning spring-flowering shrubs

    As your list of spring clean-up items grows, you may be wondering what to do about those misshapen shrubs, or that dead spot on your evergreens, or th ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Good Natured: Coexisting with Mama Robin and her brood

    When we humans build our homes, we want them to be solid, safe and secure. They are our primary means of shelter from the elements – everything from i ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:54 pm