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  • Norris Gallery extends show, presents Artist Gallery Talk July 18 Jul 14, 2014 6:51 PM
    As part of its first-ever one-man exhibition 'The Wine of Life,' now extended through August 30, the Norris Gallery presents an encore series of Friday evening gallery talks with artist Nick Freeman.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features people packing food for starving children, a dog jumping contest, and a variety of summer festival fun.

     
  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
    Visitors come to the 146th annual Kane County Fair for a variety of reasons. For 17-year-old Emily Studt, of Elgin, the Kane County Fair is a chance to demonstrate all the hard work she has put into her 4-H projects over the past year. “We work hard year-round, but for the kids in 4-H, the fair is the biggest part of our entire year,” she said.

     
  • Glen Ellyn entrepreneur forsakes tech’s nomadic life Jul 14, 2014 4:58 PM
    Kukec's People features Saad Rehmani of Glen Ellyn who forgoes his father's world travels to stay here in the area. But he recently left innovative Redbox and has settled at Kapow.

     
  • Batavia woman epitomizes triumph over death Jul 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    A 57-year-old Batavia woman and heart transplant recipient is vying for a swimming medal today at the Transplant Games in Houston. “I was lying in a hospital bed near death, and look at me now,” she says. “It's such an amazing feeling as a nonathlete to walk in and walk around that stadium like real Olympic athletes do.”

     
  • St. Charles-based band singing a happy tune Jul 13, 2014 1:11 AM
    The Kampfire Kowboys, a Tri-Cities band that has been together since 1999, earns rave reviews from the Chicago Reader, columnist Dave Heun says.

     
  • Windmill Whirl 5K brings runners to Batavia fest Jul 11, 2014 11:49 PM
    The threating weather couldn’t keep the avid runners from their date with the Windmill Whirl 5K Race Friday night in Batavia. With the sound of music and carnival rides filling the air, about 150 people took to the Fox River Trail for one of the few nighttime races in the area. “It’s a nice race, and it’s put on well,” said Alex Diverde, 20, of Batavia, who finished first.

     
  • 15U Elite White Sox baseball travel team tryouts Aug. 4-5 Jul 14, 2014 4:48 PM
    The Bulls/Sox Academy will be hosting 15U Elite White Sox baseball travel team tryouts for their 2015 team on Monday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Benedictine University baseball complex in Lisle.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 11, 2014 4:15 PM
    Araceli Garcia, 32, and Aida H. Rodriguez, 47, both of the 100 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, were charged with retail theft at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • “Joyful, Joyful: The Rollin’ Down the River Recitals” Sundays Jul 11, 2014 5:05 PM
    Three Lutheran churches, three very different pipe organs, three musicians, and three recitals, each with different music. The "Joyful, Joyful: The Rollin' Down the River Recitals" will feature Joshua McClure, organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles; Deborah Ayotte, organist at Geneva Lutheran in Geneva; and Alan Spear, organist at Bethany Lutheran in Batavia.

     
  • Fox Valley Festival Chorus plans garage sale fundraiser Aug. 1-2 Jul 10, 2014 3:46 PM
    The Fox Valley Festival Chorus plans a summer garage and craft sale “Treasures, Treats and ?” to help support its 2014-15 Lincoln Center performance season.

     
  • Batavia native, engineer mentors girls in robotics camp Jul 10, 2014 10:11 AM
    In 2002, Denise Karabowicz was the only girl on the Rotolo Middle School’s Lego Building Club. Eleven years later, she’s running the show, along with her dad, Ron. “I know what the robotics program did for me when I was in middle school,” she said.

     
  • Windmill City fest opens in Batavia Jul 10, 2014 10:04 PM
    The annual Windmill City Festival kicked off its four-day run Thursday evening along Batavia’s Riverwalk. The event continues through Sunday with daily live music, a carnival, 5K run, pet parade and more.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy graduates 51 recruits Jul 10, 2014 11:35 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

     
  • Germany youth band to give free concert in Batavia Jul 10, 2014 11:32 AM
    The GHO Symphonic Band of Heide, Germany, will give a free concert for the community at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 950 Hart Road, Batavia.

     
  • Batavia festival to feature pet parade, night run Jul 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    For lifelong Batavia resident Craig Foltos, making people laugh has always been a priority in the 16 years he has volunteered at the Batavia Windmill City Festival. At this year's four-day fest, which takes place starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, he will emcee the pet parade and help with the ice cream eating contest, long-standing festival traditions. "There are enough hardships in life," Foltos said. "If you get the chance to laugh or to make someone laugh, it's all worthwhile."

     
  • Batavia seeks new assistant administrator Jul 9, 2014 12:49 PM
    Batavia is looking for a new assistant city administrator. Jason Bajor quit last month for personal reasons, Mayor Jeff Schielke said.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 9, 2014 5:51 PM
    Dalila L. Murillo, 44, of Geneva, was charged with retail theft at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Menards, 300 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • It’s barbecue fest weekend in the Fox Valley Jul 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    The aroma of grilled meats and the sounds of live music will fill the air this weekend at two barbecue festivals in the Fox Valley -- Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest and the Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Competition and Festival in St. Charles.

     
  • Veterans, active duty service members invited to Valor Games Midwest Competition Jul 8, 2014 10:13 AM
    The three-day, multi-sport competition – which will take place from Aug. 20 until Aug. 22 – is the only one of its kind to bring together wounded, ill or injured active duty service members and veterans to instill positive values through sports.

     
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