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  • Holinger: A hymn to stay-at-home moms

    OMG, back to school! Back to the morning melee: pulling on socks, checking backpacks, making breakfast and trying to get the Odyssey filled and emptie ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Life at East: Dorm sweet dorm

    Although it shouldn’t come as a surprise, it’s weird to call myself a “college student.” A few weeks ago, I started at Illinois State University, and ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Happy feet: New Dance Academy programs, pricing have dancers jumping for joy

    With dance genres such as ballet and tap considered classics, and even more recent styles such as jazz and hip hop now becoming staples of a dance stu ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Another View: It helps to have a hospital room with a view

    Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don’t have to be ugly as well – and there’s ample evidence that aesthetics matte ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Park District Dish: If walls could talk: Batavia’s history runs deep in Depot Museum

    You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Batavia takes great pride in its ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • KYSO, marching band to be displaced by pipeline project

    MAPLE PARK – At least two organizations will be affected starting next month in the Kaneland High School area, as a TransCanada natural gas pipeline u ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Another View: Picking on for-profit colleges

    By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world – so President Barack Obama told Congress in his 2009 S ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Know an awesome 'Everyday Hero'? Nominate him or her by Sept. 22

    The Kane County Chronicle is now seeking nominees for its 2014 Everyday Heroes section, which is scheduled to be published in November.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Good Natured: Chipmunks eat meat? The secret's out!

    Secret identities. Our popular culture is full of them.Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent takes off hi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • In Your Court: New Illinois maintenance law to go into effect Jan. 1

    New legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, regarding the calculation and duration of maintenance ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Another View: What James Foley murder says about Islamic State

    The beheading of U.S. freelance photographer James Foley, now confirmed by U.S. officials, recalls the similarly gruesome murder of Wall Street Journa ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • In Focus: Bust a move

    The sounds of giggling girls – mixed with the rhythms of various tunes – engulfed the Bell Graham Elementary School gym and led me to the site of inte ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Waubonsee can take you places

    I’ve always had a bit of wanderlust, but at some point – I don’t remember exactly when – I decided that I needed to travel even more. Off I went to Me ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland may have interim superintendent soon

    MAPLE PARK – By next week, the Kaneland School District 302 Board is expected to name an interim superintendent.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Some opportunities to play

    Once again, we’re back to school! Geneva School District 304 will begin its 2014-15 school year this morning. Today also marks the first time kinderga ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:59 pm
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