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  1. Ward resigns St. Francis boys basketball post after 4 seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WHEATON – St. Francis High School is in search of a varsity boys basketball coach after Bob Ward recently resigned from the position. St. Francis won 72 games during his tenure and advanced to a Class 3A supersectional in 2012-13 on the heels of playing for a sectional title in 2011-12.

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  2. 'Big energy problem' dooms Geneva boys volleyballRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WHEATON – Three different times in the third and deciding game against St. Francis on Monday night, the Geneva boys volleyball team made a big kill and seemed to be ready to make a run. However, all three times the Vikings committed a service error to turn the ball – and momentum – back over to the Spartans, who topped Geneva, 24-26, 25-19 , 25-15 in the nonconference match.

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  3. New comedy troupeRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Sam Aicher , Quinn Falk, Max Micheli and Emily Brown make up Steel Beam Theatre's new iMprov Comedy Troupe, which will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at the theater, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles, will host performances featuring a new comedy group made up of local students, called Troupe iMprov, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4. Troupe iMprov is a touring group made up of high school students from different districts who collaborate, create and perform together.

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  4. Foodie 5K expanding in 2nd yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Registration is open at www.SolveHungerToday.org/Foodie5K for Northern Illinois Food Bank's second annual fun run/walk featuring a post-run festival with entertainment, food trucks and activities for kids. Last year's inaugural Foodie 5K featured more than 1,200 participants, who helped raise $100,000 for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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  5. Druley: St. Charles Rowing Club eager to spread wordRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    To that end, Saturday's St. Charles Rowing Club indoor event at the Fox Valley Ice Arena fitness center offers the best of both worlds, if not rippling waters. Meldrum, the SCRC president, will help host a 2,000-meter competition at Fox Valley designed for rowers of all abilities.

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  6. Orchid lovers converge at annual showRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WHEATON – The potting shed at the Batavia Orchid Society 's annual sale and show Sunday could also be considered a MASH unit for the exotically beautiful tropical flowers. Bob Keck of St. Charles – calling himself the "Potting Shed Demo-Guru Guy" – and Suki Nax of Naperville, did first-aid for orchids that were over-watered or otherwise accidentally ill-treated, as well as just general instructions on repotting.

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  7. Wheaton Academy girls basketball's season screeches to a haltRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    LOMBARD – Montini took any hopes of a Wheaton Academy girls basketball regional title away with a suffocating second-quarter defense Friday night, cruising to a 72-31 victory. With Wheaton Academy still hanging around, trailing by just 10 points after one quarter in the Class 3A Montini Regional final, the Broncos turned up the heat with a trapping defense that netted eight second-quarter steals.

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  8. Rauner orders consolidation task forceRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-15 to form the new Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandate Task Force, headed by Wheaton resident and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti during a news conference Friday at the DuPage Water Commission in Elmhurst.

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  9. Kane County morgue reopens after eight-month closureRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Karen Engh shows off the upgrades at the Kane County Coroner's Office during an open house Tuesday. She is pictured next to the autopsy table.

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  10. Kane County morgue to reopen Tuesday with an open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    The morgue, which closed in June after mold was found there , is set to reopen Tuesday, Coroner Rob Russell announced Friday. “We have had freezer breakdowns, electrical issues, security issues, heating and cooling issues, as well as many other smaller equipment breakdowns,” Russell said in a statement.

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  11. Despite closer spread, St. Francis beats Rosary againRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    AURORA – Rosary girls basketball coach Jessie Terrell put a positive spin on her team's 46-32 loss to St. Francis in a Suburban Christian Conference game Tuesday night. It was the Royals' second loss to the Spartans in four days.

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  12. St. Charles School District 303 officials suggest dropping class rankRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles School District 303 administration on Tuesday is making its case to school board members to eliminate individual class rank for district students. St. Charles North Principal Audra Christenson and St. Charles East Principal Charles Kyle on Tuesday presented the district's recommendation to drop class rank to the school board's Learning and Teaching Committee.

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  13. Shorthanded Marmion boys basketball team finishes 1-3 at shootoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WHEATON – Marmion basketball senior Evan Pickard has grown nearly a foot during his high school years, sprouting from 5-foot-8 as a freshman to 6-6. " ... I'm the youngest kid in my grade," Pickard said.

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  14. Craig Hella Johnson to conduct St. Charles SingersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – Craig Hella Johnson, a multiple Grammy award nominee, will guest conduct the St. Charles Singers in a concert program titled “Inspired” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. Johnson, who will make his St. Charles Singers conducting debut, is founder and artistic director of Conspirare, the Austin, Texas-based professional choral ensemble.

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  15. Batavia wrestling handles St. Charles NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – Counting four forfeit victories all but handed Batavia an Upstate Eight Conference River Division wrestling win at St. Charles North before Friday's dual even started. That didn't mean Bulldogs coach Scott Bayer could loosen his collar during his team's contested bouts against the North Stars during an eventual 57-17 win.

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  16. Valente continues to clash with fellow Kaneland board membersRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Kaneland School Board member Tony Valente has clashed with fellow board members before, but that reached a new level in 2014. After the district's previous superintendent, Jeff Schuler, left to become superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville District 200, Valente voted against hiring Ken Sorrick as interim superintendent.

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  17. St. Charles East girls basketball hands Lyons its first lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WHEATON – The St. Charles East girls basketball team continues to impress in the Bill Neibch Holiday Classic at Wheaton North. One day after blowing out host Wheaton North, the Saints topped previously unbeaten Lyons Township, 67-58, on Tuesday behind a dominant second-half showing.

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  18. Leden named Kaneland's superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Leden, 47, currently is the principal and associate superintendent at Fenton Community School District 100 . He emerged as the successful candidate after BWP and Associates conducted a search for a new superintendent after the departure of Jeff Schuler, who left early in the school year to become the superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville District 200.

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  19. Spartans rally to stun rivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WHEATON – With just less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday night's girls basketball game between Wheaton Academy and St. Francis, the visiting Warriors led by 10 points and were looking for their sixth win of the season. Instead, St. Francis rewrote the story, storming back to send the game to overtime tied at 44, where the Spartans outscored their guests, 15-3, for the 59-47 win.

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  20. Semifinal Check-DownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Although this marks the first time since 2012 that only one Kane County Chronicle-area team is playing in the semifinal round, each Tri-Cities playoff qualifier still has a chance to get its school name on TV next week. The “how they got here” tournament resume graphic remains a mainstay of every pregame championship telecast.

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