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  • Chamber Chat: 50/50 raffle will benefit nonprofit groups

    Wednesday is the dreaded April 15 – also known as tax day. However, this year the Geneva Chamber or Commerce is putting a positive spin on tax day – i ...
    April 13, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Good Natured: Get lost – in a good way – at Hickory Knolls Natural Area

    Editor’s note: The following is an update of a column that originally ran in 2009.The spring break s ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Best of the Fox contest underway

    The Kane County Chronicle has launched its annual Best of the Fox competition, and voting is taking place now.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Start small when planting first vegetable garden

    In mid-winter, when you’re stuck indoors poring over seed catalogs and looking at pictures of other people’s gardens in glossy magazines, it’s easy to ...
    April 10, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Heartfelt moments from the heart of America

    I couldn’t very well drag my dear daughter along on a road trip to see my terminally-ill father in Florida and expect her not to have a little fun alo ...
    April 10, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: There ought’a be a law – or maybe I’m just cranky

    Imagine folks out walking the dog and – not wanting their mutt’s bag of business to perfume their promenade – they drop it on your unsuspecting lawn.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • In Focus: Community gathering

    As with most election days since I began in journalism almost 20 years ago, I started my day Tuesday at local polling places looking for voters willin ...
    April 9, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • Park district facilities make getting older a blast

    If the key to success in real estate can be boiled down to three things – location! location! location! – then the same holds true for birthday partie ...
    April 8, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Yes to the dress

    After over a month’s search, I finally said yes to the dress! My prom dress, that is.In all honesty, ...
    April 8, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: New sports editor named at Chronicle

    Kevin Druley has been named the new sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. The promotion became effective March 30.
    April 3, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Good Natured: Giant silk moth, seeking mate

    Let this be a lesson to you all: The next time someone brings you a cocoon and you promise to store it in a cold place so that metamorphosis will be d ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Trip down memory road

    My father is terminally ill. Noah toured France with his classmates during his spring break from s ...
    April 3, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Theory: When opportunity knocks, don’t let it pass you by

    For some of us, life seems to move at such a fast pace. From the moment our feet hit the floor until our head hits the pillow we’re locked into our au ...
    April 3, 2015 - 6:54 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘One Pot’ cookery reduces prep time

    Home cooks: Go easy on yourself. That’s the message in a nutshell from Martha Stewart in the preface of the recently published “From the Kitchens of M ...
    April 3, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • In Focus: May I help you?

    On a typical day, as I arrive to my assignments, I am usually greeted at a front desk, whether it be a school, office or business. 
    April 2, 2015 - 7:16 pm