Why Kane

Lady Daffodil is available for adoption at Kane County Animal Control

Pet of the Week: Lady Daffodil

​The story of how a dog or cat becomes a stray usually stays a mystery...
2024 Earth Day celebrations are being held throughout Kane County.

Earth Day Celebrations in Kane County

​Earth Day celebrations are taking place in a number of Kane County co...
(l-to-r) Kaitlin Liu of Maple Park, Grace Bourbon of West Dundee and Alaina Nelson-Carrillo of Aurora each received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization's highest honor.

Three Kane County Girl Scouts Receive Prestigious 'Gold Award'

Three students from Kane County will each receive the Girl Scout Gold ...
Its wings angled toward the afternoon sun, a red admiral soaks up some warming rays at Delnor Woods Park in St. Charles

Good Natured: Red Admirals

​I don't think of admirals often (you can blame my family's Army herit...
The Kane County Board issues a proclamation in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month.

Proclamation Honors Kane County Emergency Volunteers

​In appreciation of the service of dedicated volunteers from depa...
Sign up to volunteer for Kane County recycling events May 4, July 20 and September 28.

Kane County Recycling Event Impacts and Volunteer Sign Up

​​The sign up for Kane County recycling event volunteers is offic...
Instructions for RW Hardware Old Trolly Ball-Bearing House Door

Aurora's RW Hardware Artifact Found in North Dakota Attic

​RW Hardware based in Aurora posted this narrative on their Linke...
As a female yellow-bellied sapsucker methodically drills her sapwells, two flies (left) arrive to inspect her progress and, soon, partake of a sweet treat.  Credit:  Banu R

Good Natured: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

​Ten years ago I purchased a small shelving unit built by a local craf...
Compost bins and rain barrels are available for a limited time through Kane County Recycles, Clean Water for Kane and The Conservation Foundation.

Kane County's Sprout 'n' Spout Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Program is Back!

​Kane County Recycles and Clean Water for Kane are part...
Kane County 911 staff members enjoy a 'hoppy' reunion with Autumn and Winter.

911 Staffer 'Hops' into Action

​Life as a 911 telecommunicator is like taking a ride on a rollercoast...
Danger, yellow bullheads! Danger!  The schreckstoff, or 'scary stuff' present in the skin cells of the fish in this heron's bill likely saved other bullheads from a similar fate.

Good Natured: Fish Alarm Chemicals

​“Ist das nicht eine Schnitzelbank...
After being counted, measured and sexed, tiger salamanders in the St. Charles Park monitoring program are released in their  breeding pond.  The presence of a healthy population of salamanders is an indicator of a healthy habitat.

Good Natured: Salamander Season

​My three-year-old self couldn't believe her eyes...