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  • In Focus: 'Directors of First Impressions'

    I got to spend part of a day last week hanging out at JP Jewelers in St. Charles. I mean, who doesn’t like to spend the morning with diamonds? 
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Donation of sculpture embodies international spirit of volunteerism

    From his home, Mike Dixon can look down into Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles and the “Sculpture in the Park” exhibit where this year’s entries engage ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • The Write Place: Thanksgiving is a time to cherish blessings

    It’s Thanksgiving Day, and there are many things I could do with this column. I could reflect upon my childhood memories of this holiday, from the exc ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Get hooked on a local business

    Each day I have the opportunity to meet with local business owners to learn more about their businesses and to see what the Batavia Chamber of Commerc ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Editor and student talk 'Takeover'

    Earlier this month, I wrote about how the Kane County Chronicle was to participate in the “World Teenage News Takeover” project, an effort promoted by ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Good Natured: The "teddy bears" of the spider world

    Ah, the teddy bear. What could be more comforting than this charming icon of childhood? Cuddly, wide-eyed and ever vigilant, teddy bears have kept wat ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Seizing the day with John Dryden

    I nearly fell off my chair last Saturday when I read John Dryden’s moving letter to his former students. Widely circulated on social media, the letter ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • In Your Court: Black Wednesday and DUI costs

    Black Wednesday is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving when college students return home and gather at the local bars to reunite with friends prior to s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
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