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  • Heun: Plenty of history in Tri-Cities street names Sep 6, 2014 5:57 PM
    What's in a name? Plenty of history, that's what, says Dave Heun, who takes a look at some of the more well-known street names in St. Charles.

  • Heun: History rules in Tri-Cities Aug 30, 2014 5:55 PM
    History never takes a back seat in the Tri-Cities, and the Geneva History Museum celebrated last weekend with a grand reopening, with its new permanent exhibit, “Geneva’s Story.”

  • Roadwork testing Dave’s patience Aug 24, 2014 12:21 AM
    Traveling between Geneva and West Chicago leads to congestion seemingly no matter which route is taken, says columnist Dave Heun.

  • All Chocolate Kitchen serving up Sunday brunch Aug 16, 2014 6:08 PM
    Dave Heun says something special is going on Sundays at the All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva ... and it's something besides chocolate.

  • Digital wallet coming to Geneva High Aug 9, 2014 7:45 PM
    Geneva High School will introduce PushCoin accounts this fall, from which students can pay for lunch by scanning their finger. The payment method will eventually be used in all District 304 schools.

  • Dean Street a microcosm of St. Charles Aug 2, 2014 5:44 PM
    Dave Heun says if you wanted to get a feel for St. Charles back in the day, Dean Street was the place to be. It still serves as a microcosm of the city.

  • Readers share ideas for improving St. Charles Jul 26, 2014 7:08 PM
    Dave Heun readers offer their thoughts on how St. Charles can overcome challenges it faces and spur development.

  • Acosta’s branching out to bigger space in Batavia Jul 19, 2014 5:56 PM
    Dave Heun talks to Chris Acosta who says the Acosta Consignment shop on West Main Street in St. Charles is moving to a larger location in Batavia.

  • St. Charles-based band singing a happy tune Jul 13, 2014 1:11 AM
    The Kampfire Kowboys, a Tri-Cities band that has been together since 1999, earns rave reviews from the Chicago Reader, columnist Dave Heun says.

  • Pick your favorite St. Charles headache Jul 5, 2014 5:40 PM
    Dave Heun asks readers to identify -- and discuss -- which of St. Charles' big three "headaches" will first be relieved. Is it a man's decades-old remodeling project, the nearly vacant Charlestown Mall or the idled First Avenue redevelopment project?

  • Refusing to take the money and ride Jun 28, 2014 5:09 PM
    Dave Heun said there was no chance he was getting on Freak Out, a carnival ride at Geneva's Swedish Days, even if it made him $100 richer.

  • Good news, Tri-Cities! More summer music on the way Jun 21, 2014 5:36 PM
    Dave Heun says even thought Swedish Days is wrapping up, there's still plenty of music to go around in the Tri-Cities area this summer.

  • Sculpture tops off honor for Geneva’s Jamie Daniel Jun 14, 2014 5:56 PM
    Jamie Daniel, 92, admitted she was a bit embarrassed when the Geneva Chamber went out of its way to dedicate the Visitor Center conference room in her name late last year. “I was overcome by it really,” said Daniel, a longtime Geneva businesswoman and community volunteer.

  • Golf outing remembers Geneva standout Kaligian Jun 7, 2014 5:47 PM
    It’s been 15 months since former Geneva High School standout athlete and student Ray Kaligian III died in a tragic accident in his home in Houston. His friends and family aren’t about to forget what this young man stood for: Effort and excellence in all endeavors. They plan a golf outing July 12 at Mill Creek Golf Course, where Kaligian still holds the nine-hole course record for a Geneva High School player.

  • St. Charles restaurant sets great example May 31, 2014 10:32 PM
    Dave Heun talks to Roxanne Bell, who is grateful to the Wok 'n Fire restaurant for giving her son a break and a new lease on life.

  • Mrs. Hubbard, ‘Big Red’ ready for next chapter May 24, 2014 5:51 PM
    Teacher Kathy Hubbard is saying goodbye after 34 years at H.C. Storm Elementary School in Batavia. As part of her farewell, she sold many of her classroom items, including "Big Red," a lounge chair scooped up by the parents of one of her students. The money she earned will be donated to LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva.

  • Owner of Geneva’s Anastazia opening new boutique May 17, 2014 6:48 PM
    The decision to start selling women’s accessories in a home décor shop Anastazia resulted in a nice problem for Geneva business owner Tom Konopacki, who is moving his jewelry, handbags, scarves, skin and body products across the courtyard to Liz and Kate, named after his daughters.

  • Geneva impresses U.K. visitor May 10, 2014 4:55 PM
    Dave Heun has a business meeting with a man from the U.K., who was impressed with his stop in Geneva.

  • Back in the day, St. Charles a mall haven May 3, 2014 6:07 PM
    Dave Heun looks back on when St. Charles was bustling with busy stores and malls.

  • Barbecue fundraiser next month at Geneva golf course Apr 26, 2014 6:29 PM
    Good weather or not, the Fox Valley Food for Health organization will host its barbecue fundraiser May 16 at Mill Creek Golf Course in Geneva. The group provides free healthy meals for cancer patients, columnist Dave Heun says.

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