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  • Theory: Chance and circumstance

    He’s tan; drives an expensive car; his suits look custom made. You know the type; he’s rich … must be.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Program to discuss ‘The Art of Balance’

    The Kane County Magazine, a sister publication of the Kane County Chronicle, will host a program titled “The Art of Balance: Real World Strategies to ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Good Natured: A deeper look at double-crested cormorants

    Last week, when we looked at double-crested cormorants, we were lucky enough to have a TV show theme song that described this familiar, fish-eating sp ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Learning to Grow: How does your garden grow ... at work

    I work at a marina in southern Wisconsin.  Last year, I planted a few large containers with cherry ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Ode to the last tooth and a lost piano

    My baby has no more baby teeth. How did that even happen? She yanked out the last loose one last m ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • A glimpse of my journey in Africa

    I recently went to Africa for about 20 days with my mom, Michelle Smith, and my life has been changed. We stayed in Moshi, Tanzania, in an orphanage r ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • In Your Court: The spouse you divorce is the spouse you married

    A divorce is a highly emotional proceeding in and of itself. However, you can prepare yourself for the emotional turmoil of a divorce, as well as the ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • River Town Chronicles: My mail lately has me seeing red

    I used to love going to my mailbox. It was a journey of maybes. Maybe The Atlantic Monthly would accept my short story. Maybe a forgotten great aunt h ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • In Focus: Quality time

    A couple of weeks ago, after much maneuvering of our schedules, I had the chance to visit with then Kane County Cougars outfielder Jake Hannemann and ...
    July 31, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Life at East: Don’t ‘Share a Coke’ with me

    For those of you who are up on ads lately, you’ve probably noticed the Coca-Cola summer campaign, “Share a Coke.” Its commercials are bouncing with ra ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Sculpture in the Park exhibition thrives as city art destination

    If someone really wants to impress an out-of-town guest – and if they really want to show new visitors the best St. Charles has to offer – then a visi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland teens help make fire safety camp a success

    Sabrina Sivert said she fretted a bit about her first day helping to run a summer camp at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.
    July 30, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Sound Off: The blessings in their lives

    The blessings in their lives I just read the column “Too many complainers” in [the weekend] edition, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:01 am
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