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  • Before the diploma: What do you spend your money on?

    I have spent more money in the past month than I probably have in the past year alone. While I may be an amateur at math, I haven’t completely forgott ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Carol Haggas: ​For parents and kids, nature fun goes hand-in-hand

    No matter what you do in life, things just seem to be more fun when they can be shared, and the spring roster of programs at Hickory Knolls Discovery ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:19 am
  • Guest View: Good times 'doing time'

    I love my neighborhood in St. Charles, its wide yards and old oak trees. I always found it easy to forget a boy’s correctional facility lay quietly a ...
    April 6, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Best of the Fox contest is now open

    Voting has begun in the annual Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards contest.
    April 2, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Learning to Grow: Add a little romance to the garden

    While perusing a stack of seed catalogs and daydreaming on a particularly dispiriting and grey February day, I came across a pretty pink peony by the ...
    April 1, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Nature trip offers its own life lessons

    “I’m a nature boy, Mommy,” he said when he was small, stick in hand as he forged ahead on the wooded trail. I get it. I’m a nature girl. Gotta get me ...
    April 1, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Good Natured: Leaf litter home to thousands of different species

    “What the heck?”That was my first thought the other day as I awoke to a sound that was familiar, yet ...
    April 4, 2016 - 6:40 am