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  • Timber frame barn tour, lecture at Garfield Farm Feb 10, 2015 3:31 PM
    On Saturday, Feb. 14, Garfield Farm and Tavern Museum will hold a lecture and tour of the museum’s 1842 threshing barn that is undergoing restoration. Participants will be able to see the process of restoring a timber frame barn.

  • First Campton Hills Winter Wonder promises fun, learning Jan 19, 2015 5:13 PM
    The Campton Hills Community Relations Committee will host the first Winter Wonders Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Corron Farm. Part festival, part fundraiser for the Corron Farm Preservation Society, the event will feature a variety of activities and organizers hope to raise money for an eventual restoration of an 1875 barn.

  • Learn land management methods from local experts Jan 18, 2015 4:19 PM
    Learn about native plants and how to attract pollinators to your yard at Garfield Farm Museum's Natural Area Management seminar in February.

  • A look back at those we lost this year in Fox Valley this year Dec 26, 2014 10:16 AM
    A look back at some of the notable deaths of 2014 in the Fox Valley.

  • Campton Hills leader explains why police chief should go Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith on Tuesday outlined her case as to why she wants the village’s police chief dismissed when his contract expires later this month. “After careful consideration, I believe it is no longer in the village’s best interest to continue his appointment,” Smith wrote in a memo Tuesday to trustees. Trustees talked all Tuesday night and looked to continue past midnight to discuss Hoffman’s contract and other issues.

  • Battle lines drawn in Campton Hills election challenge Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Campton Hills electoral board set rules and procedures Tueday night for a challenge to the nominating petitions of Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three people running for trustee. Village President Patsy Smith challenged the petitions. The board will met Friday to set a date to hear testimony and consider evidence and legal arguments. The earliest that can happen is after Dec. 19, when attorneys are done submitting legal papers.

  • Campton Hills administrator back on the job Dec 3, 2014 8:50 PM
    Campton Hills trustees voted Tuesday night to reinstate Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen, who was put on paid leave by President Patsy Smith before Thanksgiving. Johnsen's reinstatement is effective immediately. Trustees also voted to extend the contract of Police Chief Daniel Hoffman through May 2015, when the village president's term ends.

  • Creative gifts abound at Fine Line holiday sale Dec 2, 2014 3:58 PM
    The holiday season shines at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s show and sale, set for Dec. 5-13 in St. Charles. This annual juried event showcases members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.

  • Fire damages Campton Hills house Nov 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    A fire extensively damaged a house on Crestwood Drive in Campton Hills Thursday morning.

  • How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you. Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

  • Campton Township annual Prairie Fest offers outdoor fun Sep 16, 2014 6:04 PM
    The eighth annual Prairie Fest is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Corron Farm, 7N761 Corron Road, Campton Township. The fest features music, farm animals, refreshments, tours of the Corron House, built by Robert Corron, one of Campton Township's earliest settlers, along with tours of the prairie and savannah. Other new attractons include a geo-caching demonstration and a trove of historical letters and postcards from the 1800s.

  • Head out to a fall festival this Saturday Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Several fall festivals set for this weekend in the Fox Valley offer a variety of ways to welcome the new season. Each festival has a different focus — history, healthy lifestyles, or family activities.

  • The sandhill crane: A restoraton success story Sep 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    It's a restoraton success story. Just 10 years ago, the sandhill crane was a rare sight in Kane County. But wetland restoration efforts have been a boon to this big bird, and sandhills are now a common sight throughout northern Illinois.

  • The many uses - both good and bad - of stinging nettles Sep 8, 2014 11:30 AM
    You’re out for a walk in the woods, enjoying a stroll along the river. Then suddenly, you feel as if you’ve been stung by a thousand sharp needles. Your arms and legs start to burn and itch. Sound familiar? Welcome to the world of stinging nettles.

  • Saturday’s Campton Hills United Fall Fest continues growth Sep 3, 2014 5:52 PM
    The fourth annual United Fall Fest will be held Saturday in Campton Hills. What began as an effort to bring residents together after the divisive push toward incorporation has now grown into an all-day festival, highlighted by bands, food, a bags tournament, 5K run, car show and huge area where kids can play on inflatable obstacles.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 7, 2014 5:09 PM
    A $265 spare tire for a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was reported stolen at 10:15 a.m. Thursday from the 39W300 bock of Weaver Lane near Geneva, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 7, 2014 5:09 PM
    Someone tried to steal a doghouse and did steal four rolls of rolled up fence, valued at $1,600, from the 43W600 block of Bahr Road near Hampshire between 6:45 and 11:45 a.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Bring your appetite: 3 pig roasts this weekend in Kane County Jun 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    In just one weekend, pork lovers will have the opportunity to support Kane County organizations and their causes at three different pig roast fundraisers.

  • West Nile case is first of year in Kane County Jun 20, 2014 5:43 PM
    Kane County's first case of West Nile was found in a dead bird May 30 in Campton Township. Seven counties in Illinois have reported finding the virus in mosquitoes or birds so far this year. Public health officials advise residents to take extra precautions when spending time outdoors.

  • Little Angels residents benefit from annual Pledge Run May 5, 2014 1:55 PM
    As their engines rev and the heroes take off on their motorcycles, the children they are raising money for will be standing on route cheering them on this month. And seeing those faces, hearing those cheers, helps drive the hundreds upon hundreds of motorcycle riders who participate in the annual Little Angels Pledge Run each year.

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