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  • Good Natured: Ideal conditions for a whole lotta geese

    Canada geese, you might have noticed, are everywhere these days.With the summer breeding season over ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: High school hockey – now and then

    Forget the Cubs; hockey is back – and I’m not just talking the Hawks.Sitting in the stands at Geneva ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • In Focus: Head over heels

    In the final minutes of Kaneland’s playoff victory over Belvidere North, players and coaches on the Kaneland sideline all were holding their proverbia ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Before the Diploma: Are online classes really better?

    I am pretty fortunate to have been born in the late 1990s. I grew up in a time where I still was able to have a traditional childhood and play with do ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Play possibilities practically endless at St. Charles Park District

    Children and Shakespeare share one key bit of knowledge: The play’s the thing. And whether James is strumming a guitar in music class or Hannah is sho ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Big projects set to wrap up soon in Elburn

    ELBURN – By next week, the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District should be settled into its new station on Route 38.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Chronicle wins 13 NINA awards

    The Kane County Chronicle received 13 awards at the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association’s annual dinner Thursday night at Northern Illinois Univer ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: For the love of trucks and toddlers

    Last week I got to have a play date. A real one, complete with toddlers, a playground and a construction loader – you know, one of those nifty, wee, y ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Good Natured: Problems with woodpeckers? Time to move your clock

    Tick tock, tick tock,Merrily sings the clock.It’s time for work, it’s time for playAnd so it sings t ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental kale – a colorful fall plant

    Looking for something to plant for fall color? Look no further than ornamental kale.This plant loves ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Culinary expert Lidia Bastianich’s magnum opus

    Master Italian-American chef and award-winning cookbook author Lidia M. Bastianich serves up a comprehensive guide to Italian cooking in “Lidia’s Mast ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Joan Knows: Reflecting on past Halloween costumes

    Retirement has brought many good times and delights, such as sleeping past the snooze alarm and spending rush hour at home sipping a cup of tea.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 7:24 pm
  • In Focus: A true team

    On a cold, blustery Friday night at the end of a very rainy soccer game last week, my heart was warmed. 
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 7:18 pm