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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...
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...
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-...
If you have a well and would like to test the water, test kits will be available for purchase October 17-28 at the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District in St. Charles or the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Well Water Testing Kits Available For Purchase October 17- 28

​​While public water systems are tested regularly, testing private wel...
Kane County Walk, Bike, Roll to School 2021

Walk Bike & Roll to School Day is October 12, 2022!

Students and their families are encouraged to participate in the upcom...
Halloween Is Monday Oct 31

Pumpkin Patches/Farms in Kane County

According to the University of Illinois Extension, Illinois is the top...
The Illinois Department of Aging says certain older adults and retirees need to fill out proper paperwork in order to receive the $300 property tax rebate.

Certain Retirees Need to Submit Form for Property Tax Rebate

​The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is encouraging older adults a...
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain and State's Attorney Jamie Mosser

Kane County Sheriff and State's Attorney on Pre-Trial Fairness Act

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain and State's Attorney Jamie Mosser share t...