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CASA Kane County will receive $1 million from Kane County's portion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Child Advocacy Organization Receives $1 Million From Kane County

​CASA Kane County, a nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates f...
A number of Veterans Day events and services will be held in Kane County.

Veterans Day Events and Services in Kane County

​Ceremonial events to honor our nation's veterans are being held at se...
Photo Courtesy of Landmarks Illinois

Unique in Kane: Soldier and Sailor Monument

​Dedicated in 1925, the Kane County Soldier and Sailor Monument sits o...
As winter nears, tree squirrels like this eastern gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, store nuts and other food items in a practice known as scatter hoarding.

Good Natured Column: Scatter Hoarder

Years ago, as a rookie staff writer at a restaurant magazine, I had th...
NWS Confirms a Tornado in Kane County

The National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Kane County Nov. 5

​An NWS Damage Survey confirmed an EF-0 tornado with peak winds of 80 ...
Association for Individual Development, Family Service Association of Greater Elgin and the Ecker Center have launched a Mobile Crisis Response Program

Mobile Crisis Response Program in Kane County

​​Association for Individual Development (AID), Family Service As...
Elgin Community College is the recipient of a $695K state grant to address the healthcare worker pipeline.

ECC Awarded $695,000 Grant to Address Shortage of Healthcare Workers

​Elgin Community College (ECC) has been awarded a $695,000 s...
Pumpkin Composting Events

Recycling in Kane County: Pumpkin Composting Events

Pumpkins are highly compostable...
Doug Naughton

Calling it a Career After 39 Years

When Doug Naughton accepted the job as the Kane County Court Administr...
On November 12 at 10:00 a.m. a ribbon cutting and dedication will be held along a stretch of green space in honor of Philip B. Elfstrom.

Batavia Park District to Dedicate Philip B. Elfstrom Memorial Greenway

​On November 12, the Batavia Park Board of Commissioners will hos...
Topped with a large hole, a crayfish chimney stands tall and volcano like at Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve in St. Charles. A second, smaller hole, which plays a role in burrow ventilation, can be seen below the quarter used for scale.

Good Natured: Crayfish Volcano Chimney

​Mount Saint Helens...