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  • Fuel spill closes part of Batavia Library briefly Mar 3, 2015 3:12 PM
    A diesel fuel spill in a parking lot prompted the evacuation of the lower level of the Batavia Library Tuesday morning, as fumes entered the building.

     
  • All women cast to perform ‘Shrek: An Ogre’s Tale’ Mar 2, 2015 10:12 PM
    Aurora Junior Woman’s Club, together with Aurora Children’s Dental Service, present Shrek: An Ogre’s Tale at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the West Aurora High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 with proceeds benefiting local charities.

     
  • Modern style intersects with history at Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale March 13-14 Mar 2, 2015 10:03 PM
    Come find your original (not a mass-produced, “Made in Taiwan” copy) at the Fox Valley Antiques Show. The gathering will feature 55 dealers from 14 states, bringing a great variety of 18th- to early-20th century antiques to St. Charles on March 14-15.

     
  • Crosstown Pub and Grill opens second location in Batavia Mar 2, 2015 1:02 PM
    A new neighborhood pub with homemade food and hometown appeal is now open along the Randall Road corridor in Batavia. This is the second location for Crosstown Pub & Grill.

     
  • Grammy winner Craig Hella Johnson to guest conduct St. Charles Singers March 7-8 Mar 3, 2015 10:37 AM
    Grammy Award-winning choral director Craig Hella Johnson will guest conduct the St. Charles Singers in a concert program titled “Inspired” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles. Johnson, who will make his St. Charles Singers conducting debut, is founder and artistic director of Conspirare, the Austin, Texas, based professional choral ensemble that earned the 2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance.

     
  • Fox Valley area police reports Mar 2, 2015 4:37 PM
    Amber J. Sreniawski, 18, of North Aurora, was charged with retail theft at 1:16 p.m. Saturday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • McCarthy, Wahlberg apparently staying in area Feb 28, 2015 6:54 PM
    Dave Heun says it appears Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have their sights set on staying in the Tri-Cities area.

     
  • Endorsement: Dinwiddie in Batavia Ward 1 Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Carl Dinwiddie for Batavia Ward 1.

     
  • Reservations being taken for “Signature Event” Feb 27, 2015 11:32 PM
    The first person to kick down the door rarely is the first one through it. Such was the case with many women in the 20th century who kicked down all kinds of doors — political, racial, financial, and so on. St. Charles resident Kay Catlin has started an autograph collection to honor those who had made significant contribution in a variety of fields. The overriding goal was to have a permanent, visual reminder she could hand down to her daughters and granddaughters.

     
  • ‘Put the NUNS in Charge!’ comedy show in West Dundee Feb 27, 2015 11:56 PM
    Enjoy an entertaining evening and reminder of Catholic life as the National Catholic Society of Foresters presents the irreverent and nostalgic show “Put the NUNS in charge!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the St. Catherine of Siena School gym in West Dundee.

     
  • New Batavia alderman to be sworn in Monday Feb 26, 2015 4:25 PM
    Kevin Botterman, an 11-year resident, will be the new alderman for Batavia's 5th Ward. Botterman will be sworn in Monday to replace his friend, Steve Vasilion, who resigned in January.

     
  • Girl Scouts to recruit career-minded girls for “Camp CEO” Feb 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is seeking high school girls — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts — entering 10th grade or higher, for its “Camp CEO” program this summer. Girls must complete and turn in their applications by Wednesday, March 11.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for books for a teenager who is in and out of the hospital Feb 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Margaret Hutton of Batavia, who wants to buy books for a 16-year-old girl who is in and out of the hospital.

     
  • Two charged with robbing Batavia gas station Feb 26, 2015 4:26 PM
    A man and a woman accused of robbing a gasoline station Monday in Warrenville now face charges of robbing a station Tuesday morning in Batavia.

     
  • Girl Scouts to host Winter Camp for girls March 7-8 Feb 26, 2015 5:57 PM
    There’s nothing like gathering around a blazing campfire with your closest friends during a chilly winter’s eve — the sky above you lit only by the moon and stars. Girls love to camp year-round, so Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently created a winter camping program especially for girls in fourth to 12th grade. “Winter Wonderland in the Woods” will be held from 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, to noon Sunday, March 8, at the Girl Scout Camp Dean in Big Rock.

     
  • Two charged in Warrenville gas station robbery Feb 25, 2015 2:02 PM
    A Batavia man and a Roselle woman have been charged with robbing a Mobil gas station in Warrenville, police said Wednesday. Jason A.J. DeVincent, 29, and Amanda A. Hicks, 28, each were charged with one count of aggravated robbery, authorities said. DeVincent’s last known address was on the 500 block of Stewart Street in Batavia and Hicks’ last known address was on Brendon Court in Roselle, authorities said.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Batavia won’t revisit opening road near Aurora subdivision Feb 25, 2015 5:30 AM
    Wagner Road will remain gated off at Mesa Lane in Aurora, for now. Batavia aldermen Tuesday tabled an idea to ask Aurora to take the gate down and let residents of an Aurora neighborhood use Mesa to get to Kirk Road, instead of traversing Batavia streets.

     
  • Celebrate Women’s History Month at The Holmstad Feb 26, 2015 6:56 PM
    The Holmstad will highlight the formidable lives of two American women during the March celebration of Women’s History Month. In “The Journey to Mollie’s War,” author Cyndee Schaffer will share her mother’s experience serving in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II on Thursday, March 26. In “Molly Brown: More Than Unsinkable,” Barbara Kay will perform a living history portrayal of Margaret “Molly” Brown, best known for surviving the Titanic disaster, on Monday, March 30.

     
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