Editor’s Notebook: Get more from your newspaper – Kane County Chronicle

Each week, many of our readers have this newspaper delivered to their home, while others may pick up the paper at a local convenience store.

Either way, there are additional ways to get more from your newspaper.

We offer several types of emails that readers can receive. One is a morning update email that includes our top headlines of the day. Another is a breaking news email that – as the name implies – is used to alert our readers to breaking news.

You can sign up to receive both of those emails at www.kcchronicle.com/email.

In addition, readers can sign up for several different types of text messages. Visit www.kcchronicle.com and click on “Text Alerts” in the top toolbar and you can sign up to obtain texts about breaking news, severe weather and more. Message and data rates apply.

Are you social media savvy?

The Kane County Chronicle has nearly 15,000 likes on Facebook and more than 9,000 followers on Twitter.

To start engaging with us on those platforms, visit www.facebook.com/kanecountychronicle or https://twitter.com/kcchronicle.

And if you’re a sports fan, be sure to check out our sports specific social media platforms at www.facebook.com/kanecountypreps and https://twitter.com/kanecountypreps.

Those looking to promote an event can post information about it on our online calendar. Just visit planitkane.com, click “Add Event” and follow the prompts. A basic listing is free, while enhanced listings come with a charge.

Got a story idea for the newspaper?

You can send an email with your idea to editorial@kcchronicle.com or call us at 630-232-9222.

Feedback is welcome at any time. You can contact me by using the information at the end of this column.

Thanks for reading, Kane County.

Kathy Balcazar is weekly group editor for the Kane County Chronicle, Elburn Herald, Sugar Grove Herald and Suburban Life Media, and is a member of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board. Contact her at kbalcazar@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368. Learn more about NINA at ninaonline.org.

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