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  • In Focus: Just a lick

    As I started my afternoon Wednesday, the first day of this year’s Kane County Fair, I headed straight for the livestock barns. 
    July 16, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Before the Diploma: My college plans

    It’s accurate to say I have officially reached the halfway point of summer break. The butterflies ar ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: Sensory Storytime offers opportunities for special needs children

    While library storytimes provide a fun and welcoming environment where children build early literacy skills through reading, talking, singing and play ...
    July 15, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Otter Cove and splash-tastic special events

    Summer fun heats up with an almost never-ending stream of cool events and activities at Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles. Along with the park’s ...
    July 15, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Waubonsee programs train and serve first responders

    Duty, pride, tradition – Jake Pruski of Sandwich, a fire science instructor at Waubonsee Community College, grew up with these values, so his career c ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Get personal with art instructor Peg Boehm

    The Geneva Park District offers a wide variety of art programs for both children and adults. The success of the park district’s art program has strong ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Vietnam vets to be honored at Sugar Grove Corn Boil

    SUGAR GROVE – Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored next weekend at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.
    July 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Guest View: The cruelty of saying yes

    Your TVs, mailboxes and newspapers have been bombarded recently with information about the ongoing state budget stalemate in Springfield.
    July 13, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Arts fair, car shows and 50/50 raffle highlight July in Geneva

    “Spännande” in Swedish or “exciting” in English – that’s truly what Swedish Days supported by Northwestern Medicine was last month.
    July 13, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Readers share feedback with Chronicle staff

    Time again for some reader feedback. Intern Madeline Happold received a positive email after her story on the “Star-Spangled Banner” ran July 4. The s ...
    July 10, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Good Natured: The many sights and sounds of river and pond life

    It’s been said, on bumper stickers, as well as refrigerator magnets, wooden plaques other sources of sage advice, that a bad day of fishing is better ...
    July 10, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • In Focus: Heart of the matter

    I try not to eat fast food all that often, but for those heading to Culver’s in St. Charles last week, diners were in for a pleasant surprise. 
    July 9, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • The Write Place: Cabo: An indescribable experience

    If you Google “Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,” images of the famous arch rock formation and sun drenched beaches pop onto your screen. Advertisements for swa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn officials seek lessons from Metra controversy

    ELBURN – If the Cubs win the World Series and plan a celebratory parade, odds are good that officials in Elburn would have considered some options for ...
    July 7, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Park District Dish: Quilt show to take on patriotic twist

    The Batavia Depot Museum will host the ninth annual Quilt and Textile Show from July 17 through 19 at the Eastside Community Center and Shannon Hall, ...
    July 7, 2015 - 7:27 pm