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  • Community Voice: Inmates running the institution

    In 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union won suit against the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. The suit aimed to improve treatment, conditi ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • Before The Diploma: What ‘I love you’ means to me

    It’s time to break out a box of chocolates, wear a red or pink shirt with hearts on it and get into the spirit of love because Valentine’s Day is near ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:49 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Two weddings and a blossoming

    A month ago our family flew to San Francisco for my nephew’s wedding, where we spent close to the price of the Louisiana Purchase. Worth it, from the ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 4:37 pm
  • Discover Your Library: A new way to write, publish and read

    Write. Publish. Read. Local.Something has been in the works here at the St. Charles Public Library f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Picturing the Past With ... the Geneva History Museum

    On Feb. 1, 1953, flames engulfed nearly an entire block of buildings on the south side of State Street between First and Second streets in Geneva.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Park District Dish: Bridal Showcase is one-stop-shop for local brides

    I know from personal experience that planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Brides are ecstatic after being asked the big question and then the excit ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Chamber Chat: Making it to Valentine's Day

    I always think that if I can just make it through January, then I know the 28 days in February will fly by. And then here comes March, spring and hope ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘The Cookie Jar’ worth raiding

    Food writer and freelance cook Liz Franklin doesn’t single out Pistachio Sables as a terrific Valentine’s Day treat for that special someone in your l ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Editor's Notebook: We want your story ideas!

    Each week, the Kane County Chronicle, Elburn Herald and Sugar Grove Herald are packed full of news stories.
    Feb. 5, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Getting stuck in a jamb

    “Gilmore Girls,” episode No. 4. (My girl is hooked! Yay! Thanks, Netflix.) The phone rang, but the DuBose girls ignored it. You know, big scene and al ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Pondering the amazing potter wasp

    Some of our area’s more charismatic wildlife are putting on quite a show this winter. It isn’t hard to find bald eagles, in all their majesty, soaring ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • In Focus: Behind the curtain

    I always love to peek behind the curtain and see what is going on behind the scenes.áWhile photograp ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Knows: 'Names on buildings made real'

    Those of us in the upper-70s crowd haveácome to recognize that we are seldom makers of history anymore.áRather, we are theástorytellers from which his ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Carving out a creative space at home

    The world always seems to want to put us into particular boxes and categories, especially when it comes to the subject of creativity. I believe we all ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 8:56 am
  • The Write Place: My revelation on communication

    Have you ever wondered what someone else is really thinking when you’re talking with them? Have you ever considered the impression they might be getti ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 8:35 am