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  • 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.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 21, 2014 5:20 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of high school homecoming events, a marathon, and a farm heritage show among many others, from more than 20 area towns.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 3 from Tri-County area Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • Batavia leaders support medical marijuana grow center Sep 16, 2014 5:36 AM
    Batavia aldermen threw their support Monday behind a company's effort to open a medical marijuana cultivation center in town. They authorized the mayor to write to state agriculture department officials in support of PharMar Farms' application. “We are impressed with the business acumen and organization and believe they can be a solid provider in the state's plan to furnish this needed treatment to the citizens of Illinois,” the aldermen wrote.

     
  • Final two of five guilty in $2.7 million Kane County pot bust Sep 16, 2014 11:34 AM
    The final two of five people arrested in November in a $2.7 million Kane County marijuana bust have pleaded guilty. Mary Nunez, 59, of Batavia, was sentenced to three years in prison and Matthew Westerlin, 30, of Sugar Grove, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Three others pleaded guilty earlier this year, with two receiving sentences of three and four years. Richard Ecklund, 50, of Batavia, faces up to 30 years when sentenced Oct. 28.

     
  • Geneva wants Route 31 cut to three lanes Sep 16, 2014 6:43 PM
    Geneva wants the southern leg of Route 31, now a four-lane road, reconfigured as a three-land road with bicycle lanes, when the state resurfaces it next year. The concept, nicknamed a "road diet," would make it easier for pedestrians to cross, easier for bicyclists to ride on the road, and slow the speed of traffic.

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • Albright Theatre holds auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Sep 15, 2014 11:17 AM
    Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 5 to 9; from 3 to 5 p.m. for children ages 10 to 15 on Sunday, Oct. 5; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, for adults.

     
  • Get coupons for All Hallow’s Read Celebration Sep 15, 2014 11:23 AM
    The Friends of the Batavia Public Library are celebrating All Hallow's Read-a scary reading holiday that coincides with Halloween.The Friends are selling coupons that allows its holder (infant to age 18) to receive 1 free children’s book or paperback from the Friends of the Batavia Library. Coupons will be available in packs of 10 for $2.50 (that’s 25 cents per book)

     
  • Batavia library launches new season of ‘Books Between Bites’ Sep 15, 2014 4:05 PM
    Batavia Public Library’s popular monthly noontime book program, “Books Between Bites,” announces its 28th season, to begin Sept. 18. The series is held at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., from noon to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend these free programs presented September through May on the third Thursday of the month.

     
  • Chaplain joins GreenFields of Geneva Sep 15, 2014 7:34 PM
    Two years after GreenFields of Geneva opened its doors, Bruce Main joined the community as its first chaplain.

     
  • The Holmstad celebrates Active Aging Week, Sept. 21-27 Sep 15, 2014 7:21 PM
    The Holmstad is joining the International Council on Active Aging to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle during ICAA’s Active Aging Week, Sept. 21-27. This year's theme: "Let the Adventure Begin." The weeklong event is open to the public, and unless specified is free of charge.

     
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