Digital Access

Digital Access
Access kcchronicle.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Want to make sure you receive the latest local news? We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly mail subscription offers

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from Kane County Chronicle, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Sign up for free email alerts. We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox.
Local

Children's coat drive linked to book giveaway in Geneva

Local author's books to be given for each donated coat

St. Charles writer Rachel Gies with two of her self-published books. Gies will give away one of her books for each donation of a children’s winter coat. Coats will be collected in a bin from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 to Dec. 20 at Dangles for Women, 12 S. Third St., Geneva.
St. Charles writer Rachel Gies with two of her self-published books. Gies will give away one of her books for each donation of a children’s winter coat. Coats will be collected in a bin from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 to Dec. 20 at Dangles for Women, 12 S. Third St., Geneva.

GENEVA – Local writer Rachel Gies will give away her self-published books to anyone who donates a children’s winter coat at Dangles for Women, 12 S. Third St., Geneva.

There will be a bin inside the store to accept coats from noon to 4 p.m. from Nov. 15 to Dec. 20, said Angelo Dangles, owner of Dangles for Women.

“If it’s successful, we will continue dropping them off at different places,” Dangles said. “We’ll continue dropping them off at different places, Salvation Army – no matter what it is.”

Dangles said he chose the Dec. 20 cutoff so children could receive their coats before Christmas on Dec. 25.

“It was Rachel’s idea – we are very good friends,” Dangles said. “I said that’s a great idea. The books are real good and the kids will get something, too.”

Gies, of St. Charles, will give away a children’s book called “A Foxy Tale,” about the St. Charles Park District.

She will also give away “Captured Pearl, a historic novel from the 1500s, “The Darkness Within,” a murder mystery, “One Size Fits Most,” of humorous articles about everyday life.

“I’m working on my fifth one,” Gies said.

Loading more