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posted: 8/11/2010 12:01 AM

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Learn about property taxes:

Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will present taxpayer workshops to explain the property tax cycle, how assessments are developed, how to appeal an assessment, and what the Kane County Board of Review and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board are. Meetings begin at 7 tonight at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 0N377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva; and Sept. 8 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School, 1122 S. Anderson Road, Elburn. For details, visit or call (630) 365-6580.

Farmers market open:

The Aurora Farmers Market at West Aurora Plaza, 1951 W. Galena Blvd., is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 15. The market offers fresh, locally grown produce, prepared foods and handcrafted products. The city also offers a Farmers Market from 8 a.m. until noon Saturdays at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway. Details on both markets are available by contacting the Special Events Division at (630) 844-4731 or by visiting

Quarry Beach input:

The Batavia Park District has scheduled more meetings for residents to discuss what should be done with Hall Quarry Beach. The meetings are all at the beach, 400 S. Water St.; if it rains, they will move to the Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St. The meetings are at 6 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 24; and at noon Aug. 18.

Aurora sells old cop furniture:

Aurora residents interested in purchasing a small part of the city's past can pick up some used police department furniture during a sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the former headquarters at 350 N. River St. Items range in price from $2 to $10 and include dozens of small office tables, bookshelves, locker sections, filing cabinets, desks and chairs. All purchases are cash only and all sales are final. A listing of sale items and their prices is at

Special ed records destroyed:

Kaneland School District 302 will destroy temporary special education records of students who graduated, transferred out of the district or were dismissed from special education services before the 2004-2005 school year. Students and their parents or guardians can inspect or receive the records before Sunday. Call (630) 365-5111 ext. 110.

Dogs fight cancer, too:

The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Bark For Life event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Bark For Life recognizes the dogs who help cancer patients and families cope with the disease. The event includes a 1-mile walk, dog contests and other activities. Registration costs $25 in advance, $35 the day of the event. For details, visit or call (847) 368-1166.

Local deaths

• Ernestine Blanchard, 85, of Aurora

• Sharon K. Krepel, 60, of Virgil

• Paul K. Eilers, 44, of Aurora

For full obituaries, see Business.