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  • Editor's Notebook: 'Best Under 40' dinner planned for Sept. 22

    On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of dining at Shakou in St. Charles with local individuals who have been selected to receive the Kane County Chronicle’s ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 7:16 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: STEM and Business Buzz can silence creativity, dreams

    Quick: What classes are your children taking this year?Unfortunately, clueless politicians, business ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • In Focus: Endless summer

    Water breaks were plenty this week as the high school football season began with practices throughout Kane County. 
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Two terrific Tennessee towns

    A few weeks back I documented my drive down to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, discussing how my family and I got stuck in traffic, and how I was patiently ant ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • ​Get off on the right foot with instructional dance classes

    When the pitter-patter of little feet start tippy-tapping out a regular beat, perhaps it’s a sign that Hannah or Taylor are old enough to channel thos ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland middle school student acquires skills at conference

    SUGAR GROVE – When he learned of an opportunity to help students build their leadership skills, Kaneland Harter Middle School teacher Kyle Ahlmann sai ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Chamber Chat: Play with a purpose

    For the past five months, a portion of this column has been dedicated to informing readers about the 50/50 Community Raffle. You may know about it. Yo ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Good Natured: The buzz about wool-carder bees

    I got quite the buzz while working in the garden the other day.No, I’m not growing anything illegal. ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Interns recap their experience at Chronicle

    School days are once again approaching, and that signals the end of some internships at the Kane County Chronicle.
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Trees – tips for selection, when to plant and more

    With summer in full bloom, you may notice gaps in your landscape. If you decide that a tree would ad ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Teens, smartphones and being a mom

    Some days I feel like an unwitting character in a perpetual merry-go-round of Snapchat posts. If you ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • In Focus: For love of the game

    As the sun set on summer 2015, I began reflecting on some popular summer attractions – such as swimming pools, bike trails and ice cream shops.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • The Write Place: Savoring the summer

    If you’ve visited any stores lately, you’ve been inundated with everything from No. 2 pencils and notebook paper to backpacks and binders. Following w ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • ​Guest View: What will be your legacy?

    It’s August, and that means the end of summer, the start of the new school year and time to reflect on your legacy. What Will Be Your Legacy Month is ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn trustees OK deal with Batavia Park District

    ELBURN – Village residents will be able to buy a household membership with the Batavia Park District.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:14 pm