Columns

  • Learning to Grow: Plants that enjoy April weather

    For three seasons of the year, the tasks of a gardener are pretty easily outlined. But spring, and early spring in particular, can be a bit perplexing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family revels in respite from routine

    What a great week. But for the kids’ physicals and Holly’s pet-sitting gigs, their spring break from school has been completely unstructured.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • In Focus: Having a ball

    A springtime tradition for me the past five years has been to attend the Kane County Cougars media day at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. As part ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Marmion's Manly Man: Techno-holics anonymous

    I once had a teacher tell me that someone becomes “addicted” to their smart device when they begin to worry about finding a place to charge it. In tha ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland's Witt plans for career in space technology

    MAPLE PARK – When he was in seventh grade, Ethan Witt started wearing a hooded Massachusetts Institute of Technology shirt, a tribute to his “dream sc ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Another View: Phone-friendly skies aren’t unsafe or annoying

    What would the friendly skies look like if you could use your cellphone on flights in U.S. airspace?
    April 9, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Guest View: Land of opportunities (not really)

    The United States is often referred to as an exceptional country, which much unlike any other, has endured defying turmoil, and – rather than relinqui ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Sound Off: Shame on us?

    Shame on us? I'm calling in response to "Shame on us." In my defense, as a voter in Kane County, I w ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Get ready for Best of the Fox!

    Love a certain store in Kane County? Run a business that you think deserves some public recognition?
    April 16, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Good Natured: Looking for geese? Go out and take a gander

    Remember when Canada geese were a fly-by-night group?Back then, before our resident goose population ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • In Your Court: How to get an attorney to accept your small personal injury claim

    One common misconception I’ve heard over the years is, “The attorney wouldn’t accept my personal injury claim because it was too small.” That is often ...
    April 9, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Spring break stay-cation is no week at the beach

    Are we the only people in the county not going anywhere fancy for spring break? No, of course not. It just seems that way to the kids.
    April 9, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • In Your Court: How to get an attorney to accept your small personal injury claim

    One common misconception I’ve heard over the years is, “The attorney wouldn’t accept my personal injury claim because it was too small.” That is often ...
    April 9, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • In Focus: Longing for Spring

    To say I’m ready for spring would be an understatement. Since high school spring sports have begun, that means it’s eventually going to be spring, rig ...
    April 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: Poetry reveals the way things are

    Adolescence is the time that tries men’s – and women’s – souls. Angst, guilt, ennui and loneliness regularly visit teenagers.
    April 9, 2014 - 2:04 pm
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