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  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Crosstown Pub opens in Batavia, highlights rivalry Jan 30, 2015 5:08 PM
    The sports rivalry between Batavia and Geneva is highlighted at the new Crosstown Pub that opened Friday in Batavia. But even if you aren't into sports, there some 40 fresh-made dry rubs for the chicken wings, and dozens of craft beers on tap.

     
  • Mooseheart light show sets a record for number of visitors Jan 29, 2015 10:07 AM
    The 2014 Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights Show set a record for the number of visitors to view the lights displays. The show, which was open Nov. 28-Dec. 31, was viewed by 10,133 carloads of visitors, more than 2,000 ahead of the previous-best of 8,100, established in 2012.

     
  • Caring for wildlife: Auction to raise money for Fox Valley center Jan 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn will hold its 13th annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person. This is its biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised goes toward the care and treatment of the animals who come into their care.

     
  • Zonta Club welcomes applications for funding Jan 29, 2015 8:21 PM
    The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia has funds available for local non-profit organizations working to empower women. Qualified organizations should provide programs and services that mirror the tenets of Zonta: to advance the educational, economic, health, legal, political and professional status of women; to eradicate domestic violence and human trafficking.

     
  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Habitat for Humanity to host money-management course Jan 28, 2015 3:09 PM
    Financial Peace University, a free, public, personal money-management course, will be offered by Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity starting Saturday, Jan. 31. The interactive class will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 31 through March 28, at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. Individuals and couples earning up to $45,000 annually are invited.

     
  • Electrical problem suspected in Batavia fire Jan 28, 2015 1:19 PM
    An electrical problem caused a small fire at a townhome in Batavia Wednesday morning.

     
  • Geneva High dance team to compete at state competition this weekend Jan 28, 2015 6:47 PM
    The Geneva High School Varsity dance team will be defending their title as state champions in the Illinois High School Association Dance 2A division in Bloomington, Illinois, this weekend.

     
  • Two Chicago companies on cutting edge of new products Jan 27, 2015 9:23 PM
    Two Chicago companies are on cutting edge ofnew golf products.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

     
  • Fox Valley dentists offer free dental care in February Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    Open up wide -- and smile. The Dentists With a Heart program provides free dental care throughout the month of February at Fox Valley area dental offices.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 26, 2015 6:07 PM
    A driver’s license and other items were stolen between 9:50 p.m. Thursday and 9:40 a.m. Friday from a vehicle parked on the 1900 block of Charles Lane near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer dies at 81 Jan 25, 2015 9:32 PM
    Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer died Saturday at the age of 81. Just two months before passing, George Kramer got to see his son, Donald Kramer, be sworn in as Kane County Sheriff.

     
  • Customer loyalty already building for Favio’s in Geneva Jan 25, 2015 9:18 AM
    Dave Heun talks to Giacomo Favia, co-owner of Favio's Pizzeria in Geneva, who says business is going great since opening four months ago.

     
  • Batavia police: Five from Naperville charged in car burglaries Jan 24, 2015 11:54 AM
    Five people from Naperville are accused of stealing from unlocked cars throughout the Tri-Cities, Batavia police said. Each charged with seven counts of felony burglary to motor vehicles, the five were due in bond court Saturday, police said.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 29, 2015 4:55 PM
    Alicia Ramos-Vivar, 20, of West Chicago, was charged with retail theft at 4:19 p.m. Wednesday at Target, 115 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
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