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  • Theory: Two sides of the same coin

    There is only so much we can do to change ourselves, short of surgery, that is. We can alter our appearance with colored contacts, hair dye, braces an ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Mulch ado about nothing ...

    With the news headlines pointing out the divisions in American society, it is nice to find a cohesive similarity that binds us all together. Baseball? ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • In Focus: New lease on life

    I love a good garage sale. Last week, both St. Charles and Geneva hosted citywide garage sales. Doze ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Table Talk with Ally: Give the gift of life

    My name is Ally O’Donnell, and I am a senior at Batavia High School. I’m also an intern at the Kane County Chronicle, and this is my first column. On ...
    April 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland students thrive at literary festival

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School student Lenora Murphy wrote her “heart skipped a beat” when she learned her play, “Pieces of Harper’s Heart,” was ho ...
    April 28, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • Good natured: Beetles that have the amazing ability to click

    Did you ever stop to consider just how many parts of your day involve clicks?Do you “click here” whe ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Learning to Grow: The semi-tropical shaving brush tree an unusual beauty

    About 15 years ago, my husband and I were walking along Simonton Street in Key West, and we saw what appeared to be a colorful shaving brush on the si ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: French folly | Son loses nice shoe in Nice

    You should have seen the grin on Noah’s face when he told me that he may have left one of his dress shoes in Nice. You know, the shoes he’s supposed t ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: The First Step to Becoming a Lawn Aficionado

    Spring is finally here. I know because I listen to a six-hour lecture at a local hardware store that differentiates four-step lawn fertilizer plans. I ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Park District Dish: Commemorating the life of a beloved pet

    Many people consider their four-legged friends to be more than just pets. The Batavia Park District understands that, and in fact, a large number of d ...
    April 23, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • In Focus: Handiwork

    I visited a classroom at Wasco Elementary School in Campton Hills recently and was completely inspired. 
    April 23, 2015 - 6:33 pm