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  • Theory: Just the way you are

    Where do our feelings about ourselves come from? We first become aware of our self-esteem in child ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Hybrid, cross-bred hydrangeas maintenance-free specimens

    Hydrangeas have come a long way in a very short time. The Nikko blue and orb varieties that were s ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Welcoming World Cup soccer into living room, life

    Soccer, the viewing and playing of which is enjoyed by millions, seems to quite stealthily have invaded my life – and not just my checkbook at registr ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • In Your Court: A brief contract review for residential real estate buyers

    Couples with children tend to move in the summer while the children are out of school. As a ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Life at East: Feeling the burn

    ’Tis the  season of picnics, parades ... and sunburns.I’ve recently gotten my inaugural burn of the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Men’s match play tournament a time-honored tradition at Pottawatomie Golf Course

    Around for more than 30 years, the annual men’s golf tournament at Pottawatomie Golf Course in St. Charles is more than just a round of golf. It’s the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland energy plan moves forward, with one objection

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland School District 302 is moving forward with a five-year contract with an energy conservation company, but it was not a unanimous ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Teenagers offer unique brand of constructive criticism

    It’s mildly disconcerting to be critiqued by your offspring. Especially when they’re teenagers. By then, ...
    June 30, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Good Natured: Think you’ve got it rough? Consider the life of the mayfly

    Editor’s Note: This column is the second in a three-part series on the Fox River’s famous, or perhaps infamous, “River Bugs.”
    June 27, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Interns coming and going at Chronicle

    Summer is underway, and interns are busy at the Kane County Chronicle.Eoin Cottrell, a Geneva High S ...
    June 27, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Needy plants know ...

    When friends ask what the trick is to a great garden, my simple response is, “It’s all about the soil.”
    June 27, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Summer vacation revisited

    I learned a few things on my summer vacation. For one, it is possible to sleep three hours, fly to New Hampshire, tromp all over an unfamiliar cemeter ...
    June 27, 2014 - 6:03 pm
  • In Focus: Straight from the farm

    I’ve always loved going to farmers markets. I like the idea of buying food straight from the farmer and learning all that went in to growing my favori ...
    June 26, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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