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The long projection at the end of this long-horned beetle is an ovipositor, used for depositing eggs in wood. Graphisurus fasciatus targets dead and dying trees for egg laying; its activities aid in natural decomposition processes.

Good Natured Column: Long Horned Beetle

The other night, even though I was dog tired, I stepped outside for a bit of fresh air before bed...
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Appointments Now Available for Children Under Five Years

Appointments Now Available for Children Under Five Years for COVID-19 Vaccinations at Kane Vax Hub in Batavia

​The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) announces appointments for COVID-19 vaccine are available for children 6 months to 5 years old...
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Past participants in the blueberry-pie-eating contest

Old-fashioned Independence Day Fun on Monday, July 4th in Aurora

Aurorans can participate in old-fashioned Independence Day fun on Monday, July 4, from 11 ​a...
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Kane County Coroner Rob Russell

Friends in Life, Family in Death

This past April, Kane County Coroner Rob Russell released a list of ...
The Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission serves veterans and their families in numerous ways.

Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission Serves Those Who Served

Kane County is the sixth most veteran populous county in the State of ...
Spongy Moth

Spongy Moth Non-Toxic Aerial Application Scheduled for June 27 in Kane County

​SPRINGFIELD, IL – In April, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (I...
The CDC is recommending a more potent flu vaccine for those aged 65 and above.

CDC Panel Recommends More Potent Flu Vaccine For 65+ Population

An advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Conrol (CDC) is recommen...