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A historic agreement with Taiwan spells good news for Illinois corn and soybean growers.

Kane County Farmer/Illinois Soybean Leader Applauds Agreement with Taiwan

​Steve Pitstick, who grows corn and soybeans near Maple Park, says the...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign ...
Ding Dong, a pet sulcata tortoise, took himself on a little walkabout recently when a gate was accidentally left open.  Sulcatas, also known as African spurred tortoises, are native to grasslands and savannas in northern Africa.

Good Natured: Ding Dong the Tortoise

​Sometimes the allure of the open road exerts a force too strong to ig...
There are only certain times during the year homeowners may remove bats from "non-living" areas.

Bats in Your Attic? Homeowners Have Until October 30 to Remove Them

​Going batty with unwelcomed guests hanging around at your home...
Kane County's final free confidential document shredding event of the year will be held on Saturday, October 8 in St. Charles.

Kane County Hosting Last Free Confidential Document Shredding of 2022

Kane County's Recycling Program is hosting a free confidential documen...
The Kane County Diagnostic Center performs a critical role for the Kane County court system.

Critical to the Court; Kane County's Diagnostic Center

​​More than 300 psychological evaluations were conducted in FY 2021 by...
The 5th Annual Commuity Hero Day at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum will feature vehicles from area agencies including the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.

Community Hero Day to Feature Touch-A-Truck, Live Fire Demo and More

​The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will host its 5th Annual Communi...
Dr. Christine Anderson, West Aurora SD 129 English learner curriculum coordinator, has been named a 2022 Emerging Leader by the international educational organization, ASCD.

Global Recognition for West Aurora SD 129 Curriculum Coordinator

A West Aurora School District 129 staff member has been named a 2022 E...
The eastern or common mole, is also known as Scalopus aquaticus, does not live in water, though its large front feet do an admirable job of swimming through soil.  Photo credit:  Dr. William J. Weber

Good Natured: What's in a Name?

​So last week we dipped a pinky toe into the pool that is scientific b...
Elgin Community College fall enrollment numbers are up over 2021.

ECC Fall Enrollment Up 11% Over Last Year

​A double-digit increase in ECC's fall enrollment shows positive post-...
Batavia Public Library Director George H. Scheetz will retire in the summer of 2023.

Longtime Batavia Public Library Director to Retire

​Batavia Public Library Director George H...