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  • Guest View: Social media: Networking opportunity or a road block for millennials?

    It’s millennials’ worst nightmare – increasingly, employers are using social media accounts when assessing the capabilities and capacity for success o ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • In Focus: Role models

    Most high school athletes still look up to their own role models, such as their parents, upperclassmen, college or professional athletes.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: All welcome to next Human Library event

    In the spirit of practicing what I preach, and doing my part in my own little corner of the world to help make it a more joyful, peaceful place for ou ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • Good Natured: Wh-who’s there? A great horned owl

    The conversation lasted late into the evening. A tiny sliver of a moon rose up, the stars came out ... and still the participants persisted. They soun ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Knows: Truly saying thanks

    It’s not as easy as it used to be to say thanks.Like most of us, we got by with a stated thanks for ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • St. Charles Park District: Winter break Is anything but boring with St. Charles Park District activities

    Want to snowshoe on frosty fields or bake biscuits on a vintage woodstove? How about shooting some hoops or climbing a cave wall? Wherever your intere ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • @ Your Library: Holiday happiness

    Happy Thanksgiving, Batavia. May this day be filled with what you favor – laughter and love of family and friends, football and feasting, or quiet int ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The Write Place: Gratitude before gifts

    I’m going to begin this Thanksgiving Day column in a slightly atypical fashion – by telling about a time I got scolded as a child.
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the Batavia Depot Museum

    A strong downtown business district is vital to every community. The photo of East Wilson Street in Batavia (circa 1900) represents a time when people ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Celebrating American Education Week

    Kane County, how did you recognize American Education Week?The week of Nov. 14 to 18 presents Americ ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:03 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day’ updated

    Seven years ago Dr. Jeff Hartzberg and Zoë François, pastry chef and baker, made headlines with their groundbreaking “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: A special Thanksgiving Day treat

    Rosie Daykin, who owns a successful bakery in Vancouver, knows a thing or two about baking for special occasions.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: More news at

    Readers, like the news you see in this edition of the newspaper?You can find even more local news st ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Speak your mind; don't be silent

    Political scientists will no doubt chew on this one for eons. But parents don’t have the luxury of waiting for the dust to settle. The kids want answe ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Good Natured: Ambush bug sneaks way into grasshopper home

    “Whoops!”That one-word exclamation was all I could muster when I realized what I’d done.The mistake, ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am