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  • Batavia art festival adds food trucks, live music Sep 20, 2014 8:26 PM
    Suburban art fairs can be polite, highbrow affairs. Not Batavia's Art in Your Eye festival. Craft beer, live music and hands-on activities added to the entertaining mix along the Batavia Riverwalk Saturday.

  • Soup to Nuts closing in Geneva Sep 20, 2014 8:24 PM
    Dave Heun says Geneva's Soup to Nuts will be missed when it closes up shop Oct. 31.

  • Get cooking for Batavia Viking Ring Lodge Chili Cook-off Sep 19, 2014 2:08 PM
    Do you make a chili that wakes up everyone's taste buds? If so, share it with the world — or at least the fourth annual Chili Cook-off at the Batavia Viking Ring Lodge 18.

  • Elgin cook headed to nationals after win in Batavia’s Chili Cook Off Sep 19, 2014 2:14 PM
    The Batavia Park District and Batavia Chamber of Commerce teamed up to host the 22nd annual state championship Chili Cook Off in downtown Batavia. This year, Homestyle and Restaurant divisions were added in addition to the Chili Appreciation Society International Division. In total, 28 chefs participated in the competition with 14 competing in the state championship. A panel of judges critiqued the 14 entries on odor, color, consistency, taste and after taste. The top 10 entries then went on to the finals where a second panel of judges rated each entry.

  • Volunteers needed to lead Batavia MainStreet House Walk Sep 19, 2014 2:18 PM
    The eighth annual 2014 Batavia MainStreet House Walk will feature five distinctive homes in Batavia and a tea at Water Street Studios. The walk is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. With all these homes, a lot of help will be needed.

  • Fox Valley police reports Sep 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    Reggie Randle, 39, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according to a Batavia police report.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    Reggie Randle, 39, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according to a Batavia police report. Police found the marijuana on Randle while searching him following his arrest on two warrants for failure to appear for court cases.

  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

  • Kane Co. Board Dist. 11 candidates clash on Settler’s Hill projects Sep 19, 2014 4:37 PM
    The future redevelopment of Settler's Hill is a key issue for the Geneva and Batavia residents who live near the former landfill. The two candidates for the District 11 seat on the Kane County Board have vastly different views on what should happen to the property. Republican John Martin is largely on board with the vision expressed in the concept plan. Democrat Martha Hanna favors more passive and green-friendly use of the property.

  • Watch the Zombie Invasion in Aurora on Saturday Sep 19, 2014 6:01 AM
    Stuart Sports Complex is one lively place, where action-loaded athletic events keep everybody’s pulse pounding. But on Saturday, Stuart will be invaded by the living dead, turning this sports-centric spread into a mecca for mayhem. In the early evening twilight of Sept. 20, real-life zombies — at least the undead ones — will rise from their haunts for the Fox Valley Park District’s Zombie Invasion 5K.

  • 5 places to enjoy the last gasp of summer Sep 19, 2014 1:13 PM
    Fall may be starting, but Saturday’s weather forecast sure screams summer. Get out enjoy those 80-degree temps at festivals and other outdoor events in the suburbs this weekend. Here are five ideas to get you started.

  • Batavia needs more affordable housing, rental inspections, report says Sep 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    Higher-density housing, particularly near public transit, would help improve the affordability of housing in Batavia, according to the final draft of the "Homes for a Changing Region" given to aldermen.

  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

  • Tri-Cities ready for Fox Valley Marathon Sep 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    From St. Charles to Aurora, the Fox River will be the backdrop for the Advocate Dreyer fifth annual Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20 on Sunday, Sept. 21. Registration for the race, which is limited to 4,100 runners, is closed, but organizers hope spectators will show up to cheer runners on.

  • Local surgeon wins international award Sep 18, 2014 3:19 PM
    On Sept. 12, Jonathan Y. Song, M.D. of TLC Medical Group, won multiple awards at this year's Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting which was held in Las Vegas.

  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

  • Batavia club tags trees with their environmental value Sep 18, 2014 8:55 PM
    Price tags have popped up on trees throughout Batavia this month, but they are not for sale. It's a campaign by members of the Batavia Woman's Club to draw attention to what trees do for our environment and our properties. "Trees are very important and they are fragile, and we need to nurture and take care of them," said Rosemary Henders, co-chairman of the effort.

  • By the numbers: St. Peter Barn Sale Sep 17, 2014 3:51 PM
    A Fox Valley tradition, the St. Peter Barn Sale has been hosted by a Catholic parish in Geneva for more than 30 years. This two-day gigantic “garage sale” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Months ahead of the sale, volunteers collect, sort and box donations from the community.

  • Food and entertainment shine at Art in Your Eye in Batavia Sep 17, 2014 6:00 AM
    It’s been said that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. At Batavia’s Art in Your Eye festival, you can be the judge. The 10th annual fine arts show takes place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, at the Batavia Riverwalk. Admission is free.

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