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  • Split Wheaton City Council weighs 4-percent property tax hike citing Springfield uncertainty

    WHEATON – For years, the Wheaton City Council hung its collective hat on holding the line on property taxes each budget season.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:52 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Village of Downers Grove looking for IT director

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove has a job opening for an information technology director, according to a job posting on its website.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Turkey Trot at McHenry High School East Campus to benefit hospice

    McHENRY — In November 2011, the Siman family lost its family matriarch, Carlene Siman, to cancer.The ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Elmhurst to revisit transportation service for seniors, people with disabilities

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst will revisit a transportation program for seniors and people with disabilities approved by the City Council previously ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Face Time with Elyece Miller Hurley

    St. Charles resident Elyece Miller Hurley, 53, was working at Royal Real Estate in St. Charles, when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chr ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fox and the Turkey Races set for Thursday in Batavia

    BATAVIA – Houston Street will be closed Thursday from North Island Avenue to Route 31 in downtown Batavia for The Fox and The Turkey Races, according ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • The mission: Meet all needs

    ST. CHARLES – There’s bingo on Tuesday and Thursday, an after-school program every day – as well as Golden Diners lunch for seniors – line dancing on ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Christmastime at the Fine Line event set

    ST. CHARLES – The Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale will take place from Dec. 4 to 12 at 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. This annual jurie ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Kane County incumbents, challengers begin filing for 2016 primary

    Several incumbents and repeat challengers on Monday filed to run for various public offices in the March 15 general primary election, according to pap ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • ZBA denies appeal claiming county didn’t follow its own zoning rules

    GENEVA – The Kane County Zoning Board of Appeals Monday voted unanimously to deny an appeal of what county zoning ordinances should apply to a petitio ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Gaffney resigns from fire district

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A month ago, the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District Board accepted Jim Gaffney’s resignation as president.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Boys Basketball: Lyons Township, Morton, Nazareth, Riverside Brookfield, St. Joseph set for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:54 am
  • Lombard police remind Thanksgiving drivers to click it

    LOMBARD – Historically, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes. ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Elmhurst kids club hosts activities during Thanksgiving break

    ELMHURST – School children on Thanksgiving break will have an opportunity to enjoy fun activities and games at the Courts Plus Kids Day Off Club.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you buy your pumpkins?
    At a pumpkin farm or festival
    At the grocery store
    At the farmers market