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  • Editor’s Notebook: Chronicle earns honors in annual IPA contest

    The Kane County Chronicle picked up several honors during the Illinois Press Association’s editorial awards banquet last week.
    June 19, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Choosing right fertilizer an important step

    The community plot where Mary Ann and I have our vegetable garden at Peck Road and Route 38 in Geneva does not have great soil. It is all clay. I’m co ...
    June 19, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The bad, the kitsch and the holy

    After driving 1,000 miles to reach South Dakota’s Badlands, I see from the first viewpoint a paler, shallower, buggier Grand Canyon. There’s an integr ...
    June 18, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • In Focus: Up in the air

    I intended to have a very aeronautical day June 12. First with the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, taking senior citizens on a ride in a 1940s bip ...
    June 18, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Before the Diploma: An addiction I cannot fix

    I think I have a problem. And I’m not quite sure that I can solve it with a spoonful of medicine or even with the best advice that my mother has to of ...
    June 17, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Hickory Knolls’ annual Firefly Festival to light up night

    Quick! Think of things that remind you of summer. Flowers, sure. Fresh fruit, of course. And fireflies, definitely. A backyard brimming with dozens of ...
    June 17, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Program offers quick entry to a science career

    What do I want to be when I grow up? For many young adults, this is a daunting question. But for those who have an interest in science, an innovative ...
    June 16, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kane forest preserve district takes step toward buying Elburn parcel

    ELBURN – The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s effort to buy a building on Route 47 in Elburn appeared to take a step forward Monday night at ...
    June 16, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Classic cars to come out for Cruise Nites

    Cruise down to St. Charles from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights for a blast from the past.The summer mont ...
    June 15, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • Good Natured: Pollinators of all types could use our help

    Insect pollinators have been in the news a lot lately and, for the most part, the reports have not been good. Powerful pesticides, combined with a lac ...
    June 12, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Chronicle welcomes summer interns

    Five interns have joined the Kane County Chronicle editorial team for the summer.Madeline Happold, M ...
    June 12, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • In Focus: A trip down memory trail

    The sound of rushing water, bikers and runners greeting each other, and the masses of geese honking at one another. Few people would think of these so ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:31 pm
  • The Write Place: Lots of summer fun in store

    The sun is shining, birds are chirping and the temperature is finally staying above 70 degrees on a regular basis. School’s out and the pool is open. ...
    June 10, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Guest View: Mutual Ground changing lives every day

    It is a Saturday morning, and I am here at the office getting some things done while an amazing group from Nicor Gas is here beautifying our grounds f ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Folks on Spokes event targets bike riders in Elburn

    ELBURN – Ben Westfall said when he thinks of the benefits of living and working in Elburn, a big plus is the ability to get around without a car.
    June 9, 2015 - 10:27 pm