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  • Editor's Notebook: Readers come through with info

    The Thursday edition of the Kane County Chronicle featured a cover story about a standoff in Geneva on Wednesday that resulted in three local schools ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Good Natured: It’s black walnut season, and squirrels are thrilled

    We’ve all been there ... That awkward moment when you realize there’s a poppy seed from the morning’ ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Theory: Opposites attract

    In my counseling practice, I see a lot of couples who are struggling with problems in their marriages; problems that usually stem from poor communicat ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fall planting for spring blooms

    You may have noticed the fall bulb catalogs are starting to arrive. It’s time to take a look around your yard and decide what colors and varieties of ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Carpooling chronicles of teenage girls

    You haven’t lived if you’ve never carpooled a bunch of revved-up teenage girls home after soccer practice on a muggy day.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • In Focus: Hairy situation

    I usually never know where my day will take me. Last week, I was on my way to The Office Dining and Spirits in downtown St. Charles to photograph some ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • In Your Court: Why parents of young children need wills

    Young individuals and newlyweds, in my opinion, typically do not need wills. Statistically speaking, it is unlikely for younger people (individuals in ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Another View: The shadow of 'dark money'

    Welcome to the 2014 fall congressional campaign finance bus tour. We hope you’re comfortable because what you are about to witness is breathtaking, an ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Life at East: Wanna hear a secret?

    There’s a secret I just found out, something all college freshmen will never tell you: The beginning of college is just like high school.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Another View: Selling visas is smart if the U.S. gets its money's worth

    This summer’s scenes of ragged Central American children and teenagers crammed into makeshift detention centers didn’t exactly affirm Lady Liberty’s i ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Unanimous approval for new Kaneland interim superintendent

    MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland School District 302 Board was unanimous Tuesday in approving Renee Goier as the district’s interim superintendent.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Good Natured: Kane County is lousy with woodlice

    Lousy.It’s a crummy term, even under the best of circumstances.That is, unless you happen to be a wo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: In high school? Love to write?

    This past year, the Kane County Chronicle opinion page featured two young writers: Kurt Zepeda and Brigid Ackerman.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:45 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Many hands make light work, happy horses

    You should see my toilets. And yet, there I was, helping to muck out the stalls at Casey’s Safe Haven alongside my dear daughter last Sunday morning.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • In Focus: Storming through

    Usually, it’s the springtime sports weather that throws me for a loop. This week, I arrived at St. Charles North High School for a preview story we we ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
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