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  • Glenn Swanson

    Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raisesAug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Two people were arrested at 10:24 p.m. Saturday in the Sauer Forest Preserve, 44W705 Lasher Road, Sugar Grove, after a caller reported seeing someone in a car injecting themselves. William H. Mollohan, 25, of the 2S200 block of Harter Road in Elburn, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a sheriff's report. Nichole I. Nortman, 24, of the 500 block of Birchwood Drive in North Aurora, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of needles and hypodermic syringes, and possession of cannabis.

     
  • The gymnasium at Batavia High School is always packed for graduation ceremonies. The school is considering moving the event off-site in 2013 to allow for more guests.

    Batavia graduation ceremony might go off-site in 2013 Jul 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Batavia High School may join the ranks of Kane County high schools and conduct graduation ceremonies off-site. Principal Lisa Hichens told the school board Tuesday that she and the secretary who plans the ceremony have been investigating parents' interest and looking into potential places.

     
  •  The Dick Young Forest Preserve, now at 1,285 acres, is the largest preserve in Kane County. It’s also home to Nelson Lake Marsh and the migrating American White Pelicans.

    County now has more than 20,000 acres of forest preserve Jun 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kane County now has more than 20,000 acres of forest preserve land thanks to its most recent land purchase. The Dick Young Forest Preserve will grow by 156 acres through a $2.3 million land buy. District officials have now spent two-thirds of the $30 million tax increase.

     
  • Dave Richmond

    Richmond says fiscal restraint his calling card Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Meet Dave Richmond, Blackberry Township supervisor. Lawyer. Former construction contractor. Lube Pro franchisee.

     
  • Batavia approves pricier ambulance contract Feb 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Batavia will pay more for ambulance service, under an agreement the city council approved Monday for the Tri-City Ambulance cooperative.

     
  • Batavia will pay more for its share of ambulance cost Feb 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Changes are coming to the way Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles divvy up the cost of providing emergency care through their joint ambulance service. For Batavia, it means picking up a greater share of the tab.

     
  • Batavia parks survey wants your opinion about what to do next Dec 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Batavia Park District is asking residents to take a community engagement survey to determine what programs they want and what should be done with district facilities.

     
  • Sing along with ‘Messiah’ in Batavia Dec 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    You can sing, or you can just listen. Either way, you will likely be inspired by the majesty of the "Hallelujah Chorus" when S.T.A.G.E. of Batavia presents Handel's do-it-yourself "Messiah" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. Leading the audience in song will be the director and members of the St. Charles Singers.

     
  • Batavia parks group has open seatJun 23, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Batavia Parks Foundation has an opening on its board of directors and is seeking applicants.

     
  • Personnel examine the scene where a vehicle struck a house along Route 31 at Mooseheart Road in North Aurora on Tuesday.

    Teen killed in N. Aurora as car flies into house Jun 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    A teenage driver crashed into a home near the intersection of Mooseheart Road and Route 31 about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and was pronounced dead afterward.

     
  • Dryer fire damages Batavia home Jun 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    A dryer fire filled a Batavia home with smoke Sunday evening, causing about $2,500 in damages to the house.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  •  “Self-Made Man,” installed at State and River streets in Batavia, was created by Bobbie Carlyle. The bronze statue weighs about 750 pounds.

    Third suspect in Batavia statue toppling turns self in May 31, 2011 12:00 AM
    The third suspect in the toppling of a downtown Batavia statue turned himself in Tuesday morning more than a month after the $35,000 statue was damaged.

     
  •  Vases such as this have been stolen twice this spring from River Hills Memorial Park near Batavia. Police suspect the brass vases are being sold to scrap metal dealers.

    Metal thieves strike Batavia cemetery again May 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    Burying a loved one at River Hills Memorial Park near Batavia? You might want to think twice about putting in a bronze flower vase or other grave decoration.

     
  • Police reports May 25, 2011 12:00 AM
    A 3.5 carat heart shaped diamond engagement ring with six diamond baguettes, valued at more than $10,000, was stolen between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday from the 4N100 block of Arbor Creek Road near St. Charles, police said.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

     
  • Kurt Dorr is championing a proposal that would let voters decide whether to stop part-time Naperville Township trustees from receiving free health care coverage.

    Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

     
  • Police reports Mar 21, 2011 12:00 AM
    Police blotter for the Tri-Cities area

     
  • Batavia garbage pickup delayed Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Batavia garbage pickup will be delayed one day due to the snow.

     
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