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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • GreenFields of Geneva honor MLK’s legacy by serving as blanketeers for Project Linus Jan 23, 2015 6:47 PM
    On Jan. 19, GreenFields of Geneva honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service. “Dr. King devoted his life to helping create a better world. MLK Day is known as a ‘day on’ rather than a ‘day off’,” said Rebecca Sytsma, activities coordinator at GreenFields. “We recruited GreenFields residents along with volunteers from throughout the area, to collaborate on a wonderful service project.”

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Mousetrap” Jan 23, 2015 10:26 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” It is a murder mystery that focuses on a group of strangers who have been stranded at the Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm. The Manor also holds something else — a suspect to the recent murder of a woman in London. In true Christie fashion, “The Mousetrap” will keep you guessing who the killer is until the very end.

     
  • Norwegian National League Of Chicago Offers Scholarships And Cash Prizes Jan 23, 2015 10:35 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Messmer sings national anthem at Geneva/Batavia game Jan 23, 2015 8:51 AM
    Wayne Messmer sang the national anthem before Thursday's Geneva/Batavia boys' and girls' basketball games at Geneva High School.

     
  • Italian buffet to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice Jan 21, 2015 8:34 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is hosting “Viva Villa Verone,” an evening with an Italian buffet and high-energy entertainment. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Villa Verone in Geneva. All proceeds benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Seating is limited.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Saint Charles Rowing Club partners with forest preserve, fitness center Jan 21, 2015 6:35 PM
    The Saint Charles Rowing Club and the Kane County Forest Preserve District are pleased to announce the first step in the development and usage of Fox River Bluff East Forest Preserve as a Community Rowing Facility.

     
  • Join Big Brothers Big Sisters as a part of National Mentoring Month Jan 21, 2015 6:46 PM
    This January will mark the 14th annual National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults.

     
  • Wasco Baseball spring registration now open Jan 20, 2015 5:19 PM
    Online registration is now open for the spring 2015 season with Wasco Baseball. They provide a positive, structured, educational baseball experience, rich with sportsmanship and healthy recreational competition for approximately 2,200 boys and girls, age 5 to 17, during two seasons per year (spring/summer and fall). The league has no residency requirements so players are welcome regardless of where you live.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Batavia tables discussion on design for Houston Street Jan 20, 2015 11:28 PM
    The Batavia City Council was supposed to discuss the merits of a design for a path along Houston Street near Depot Pond Tuesday, so that engineering work could get started. But it evolved in to a quarrel over whether designers had done what the council asked.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 20, 2015 6:09 PM
    Patricia F. Grosse, 63, of Geneva, was charged with retail theft at 3:28 p.m. Monday at Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • Holy Cross to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31 Jan 20, 2015 6:33 PM
    With the theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” students, faculty and parents at Holy Cross School in Batavia will join Catholic schools nationwide to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 19, 2015 4:58 PM
    Vance Anton Nesbitt, 53, of St. Charles, was charged Wednesday with retail theft, according to a police report.

     
  • Batavia council to pick design for Houston Street work Jan 19, 2015 5:42 PM
    Should the stretch of trail between Island Avenue and Water Street in Batavia have an "Islands in the River" theme, with strips of blue pavement and landscaping mounds to slow down cyclists and runners? The Batavia City Council will discuss the design Tuesday night.

     
  • New Ronald McDonald House in Winfield welcomes its first family Jan 19, 2015 2:34 PM
    Lisa and Chris Post are about to take the next step in what has been an unimaginably painful journey — their little boy's battle against a brain tumor. But on Sunday, as they looked ahead to their son's next round of treatments, they said a small part of their stress had disappeared. The Post family is the first to move into the new Ronald McDonald House in Winfield.

     
  • Learn about invasive pests at workshop Jan 18, 2015 4:24 PM
    The University of Illinois Extension will offer “First Detector: Invasive Pests Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Cantigny Park and Museum in Wheaton. The Illinois First Detector Workshops are aimed at improving first detector training and invasive species awareness.

     
  • Heun: Geneva, St. Charles would benefit from new businesses Jan 17, 2015 6:43 PM
    Dave Heun says no area in the Tri-Cities is immune to vacant storefronts in strip shopping centers. The Valley Shopping Center on the west side of St. Charles is about 85 percent vacant.

     
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