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  • Picturing the Past ... with the St. Charles History Museum

    In the immediate years following the Civil War, business and industry boomed in St. Charles. There were great economic and social developments, as bot ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • The Write Place: Gateway to the West

    Last week, my family and I embarked on a three-day trip to St. Louis, Mo. We wanted to do some final summer activities together before all the hustle ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: What’s in your backyard?

    Take a little trip back in time with me, please: It’s mid-February. The temperature has been below freezing for weeks, and snow covers the landscape. ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:39 am
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: The power of a library card

    Your library card is a laminated 2-by-3½-inch rectangle – or an app on your smartphone – but that card is the portal to lifelong learning and discover ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Backstage Questions ... with Ron Onesti: Don’t thank me, thank the 'Old Neighborhood'

    It is no secret that I am an Italian American, and a proud one at that. I was born on Taylor Street in Chicago’s “Little Italy.” Being a child of the ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Baker Station tutoring program gives students after-school boost

    What student doesn’t need a little help every now and then? For children in kindergarten through fifth grade who are already attending one of the St. ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sound Off: 'A poem' and other items

    A poemI think I can, I know I wrote/I wrote the song, not every note/plagiareyes or plagiarears/the ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Right plant, right place is all about site selection

    Last year, I became enamored with a perennial called hardy hibiscus. Having lived in the Chicago area my entire life, the idea of enormous hibiscus bl ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • How the heck do I manage to write a column every week? Every single week for more than seven years? I get this question a lot.
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: A Q-and-A about black-necked stilts

    This summer’s rains have left a host of lingering effects, including robust gardens, mosquitoes and fuddles.
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Appetizers broadcast southern hospitality

    Southern hospitality is well documented. But as Dallas-based food writer Denise Gee makes abundantly clear in her latest cookbook, “Southern Appetizer ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • River Town Chronicles: 'Pokemon GO' a go-go gadget game

    When was the last time you saw kids playing a game of pickup soccer or baseball in a park? How about playing kick the can or capture the flag around t ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • In Focus: Chief in charge

    It’s nice to be in on the fun sometimes. At least that’s what I was thinking as I saw Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman dancing and giving out free T- ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Picturing the Past With ... the Geneva History Museum

    Shortly after this photograph was taken, arrangements were made to redecorate the interior of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. According to the Geneva Rep ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Subscriber night and a first pitch

    Last month, Shaw Media – owner of the Kane County Chronicle, Elburn Herald and Sugar Grove Herald – hosted a subscriber night at Fifth Third Bank Ball ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:42 am