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  • Batavia couple named citizens of the year Dec 24, 2012 1:50 PM
    Britta and Steven McKenna, a Batavia couple known for their extensive involvement in Batavia's Riverwalk and in Scouting, are the 2012 Batavia Citizens of the Year, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce announced Monday. The annual award recognizes recipients' extraordinary contributions to the community during their lifetime. It's been handed out since 1958.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 19, 2012 2:52 PM
    An estimated $9,000 in jewelry and a laptop computer were stolen between 7:15 a.m. and 3:27 p.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 300 block of South Calhoun Street near Aurora, according to a sheriff's report.

     
  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    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 4:32 PM
    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.

     
  • Batavia graduation ceremony might go off-site in 2013 Jul 25, 2012 3:07 PM
    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.

     
  • County now has more than 20,000 acres of forest preserve Jun 5, 2012 10:48 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.

     
  • Richmond says fiscal restraint his calling card Feb 28, 2012 11:05 AM
    Meet Dave Richmond, Blackberry Township supervisor. Lawyer. Former construction contractor. Lube Pro franchisee.

     
  • Batavia approves pricier ambulance contract Feb 21, 2012 2:22 PM
    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 1:16 PM
    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 5:30 PM
    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 10:55 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 seat Jun 23, 2011 2:41 PM
    The Batavia Parks Foundation has an opening on its board of directors and is seeking applicants.

     
  • Teen killed in N. Aurora as car flies into house Jun 15, 2011 1:50 PM
    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 10:00 PM
    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 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  • Third suspect in Batavia statue toppling turns self in May 31, 2011 10:10 PM
    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.

     
  • Metal thieves strike Batavia cemetery again May 26, 2011 2:41 PM
    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 1:49 PM
    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 10:01 PM
    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.

     
  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 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.

     
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