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  • Sound Off

    Get them outGov. [Bruce] Rauner could be one of the best governors Illinois has had in a long time, ...
    April 25, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Learning to Grow: Mulching with organic material

    You’ve planted your flowering annuals; the perennials are up and thriving; and the vegetable garden is beginning to take off. To help ensure your hard ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: The fun – and agony – of finding treasures

    “I see something,” I murmured and turned the car around.“Mom,” Holly said.“Oh, no,” Noah said. Groan ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • Good Natured: The gigantic caddisfly – not just any old bug

    This week’s column actually had its beginnings last summer, although I didn’t know it at the time.I ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Women’s Power Luncheon set for May 18

    The annual Women’s Power Luncheon will take place May 18 at the St. Charles Country Club, 1250 Country Club Road, St. Charles.
    April 23, 2016 - 7:19 am
  • In Focus: Graduation joy

    I love a good surprise party. So when we got a call about a huge surprise graduation ceremony, I was in. 
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the St. Charles History Museum

    During World War II, many St. Charles residents enlisted in the armed forces.Those who stayed at hom ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Gimme a break, Florida

    For the first time in a decade or so, the schools where my wife and I teach had overlapping spring breaks. We could have resorted to our usual stay-ca ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Redefining what you can do on the grill

    “Around the Fire” (Ten Speed Press), a new cookbook by chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez, charts inspired new directions home barbecue afficion ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:28 am
  • Students challenged to feed Green Machine with old school supplies

    Shopping for supplies in August can be an exciting part of the back-to-school experience. Who doesn’t love a fresh supply of Sharpies or a pristine bo ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Before The Diploma: The anticipation of things to come

    I have always thought April is such a boring month. It is the month of odd weather patterns and nonexistent events. However, it is the month I was bor ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: Learn about Geneva's growing library

    Now that the Geneva Library Board of Trustees has purchased land at 210 S. Sixth St., the board will explore how we can provide greater opportunities ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber Exchanger: Thanks to expo sponsors for successful event

    After hosting our third Consumer Expo at the Sportsplex, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our Main Event Sponsor, Fox River Tir ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Park district softball leagues get everyone back in the game

    What are the sounds of spring? A robin’s song? A frog’s chirp? How about the crack of a bat hitting one over the fence? Baseball players might be call ...
    April 19, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: Bringing green into your home

    With Earth Day approaching, it’s a good time to think about what it means to be "green." There are many ways that we can ensure our own homes are cont ...
    April 19, 2016 - 7:34 am