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Chili fans attend cook-off championship in Batavia

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  • Gloria Stevens of Homer Glen scoops out samples of her Sedona Red Chili to hungry patrons at the State Championship Chili Cook-Off Saturday in Batavia. Her husband, Mike, right, has competed since the beginning, while Gloria started a few years later.

       Gloria Stevens of Homer Glen scoops out samples of her Sedona Red Chili to hungry patrons at the State Championship Chili Cook-Off Saturday in Batavia. Her husband, Mike, right, has competed since the beginning, while Gloria started a few years later.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Dan Kuchta and Sara Dreiser, both of Batavia, sample chili at the 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off Saturday in Batavia.

       Dan Kuchta and Sara Dreiser, both of Batavia, sample chili at the 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off Saturday in Batavia.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Tim Filgut, of Batavia, stirs his entry in the 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off along the Batavia Riverwalk Saturday. His Dr. Feelgood Chili won the competition in 1998.

       Tim Filgut, of Batavia, stirs his entry in the 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off along the Batavia Riverwalk Saturday. His Dr. Feelgood Chili won the competition in 1998.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off along the Batavia Riverwalk on Saturday featured 34 entrants.

The event was hosted by the Batavia Park District and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. Categories included homestyle, restaurant and Chili Appreciation Society International members. "People's Choice Awards" were given in homestyle and restaurant divisions, while society members were scored by a panel of judges.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Batavia Teen Center. For information, visit www.bataviaparks.org or www.bataviachamber.org.

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