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  • Bring kids to ‘Story Time at the Nature Center’ Jan 25, 2015 2:22 PM
    Sign up your child for the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s popular series, “Story Time at the Nature Center.” The programs are for children, infants through age 5, and their caregivers. Staff from the St. Charles Public Library will read books, perform finger plays, sing songs and more. After the program, all are invited to stay and enjoy the interactive exhibits in the Creek Bend Nature Center.

     
  • Open houses to discuss Route 31 configuration changes Jan 25, 2015 2:28 PM
    Before Batavia Avenue goes on a “diet,” the public is encouraged to weigh in on a proposed lane reconfiguration to a segment of Route 31. The community is invited to two open houses at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, at the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 South St. After the public reviews the plan, the project consultant will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. followed by audience questions at 8 p.m.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Geneva church volunteers help homeless during holidays Jan 23, 2015 2:03 PM
    St. Peter Church in Geneva has a Works of Mercy Ministry, which helps those in need in myriad ways. The assistance may be as simple as providing an elderly person with a ride to a doctor’s appointment or picking up a loaf of bread for someone with the flu. This Christmas season, the ministry wanted to reach out to homeless people on the streets of Chicago.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Suburban bars mix hot drinks for cold nights Jan 21, 2015 11:50 AM
    A cold beer in January might not hold the same appeal as it would in, say, July. So suburban bars are mixing things up with warming cocktails, like a not-for-kids hazelnut hot cocoa kicked up with bourbon and bacon at The Lobby Bar at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Church to host film, discussion on ‘Black Lives Matter’ Jan 20, 2015 2:08 PM
    The community is invited to focus on perspectives related to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. After watching Bill Moyers’ show “The United States of Ferguson,” which features journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates talking about the nation’s legacy of slavery and white supremacy, attendees will consider steps that can be taken to work toward creating a community that does not assume white privilege.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA offers Livestrong Cancer Survivor program Jan 20, 2015 5:50 PM
    The Taylor Family YMCA, 50 N. McLean Blvd. in Elgin, will offer a session of “Livestrong at the YMCA,” a free, 12-week recovery program for adult cancer patients and survivors. Registration is currently open for the session that will begin on March 2. Class sessions are available Monday and Thursday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Class size is small (8-12) to provide individualized attention; and therefore space is limited.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Wendy’s unveils innovative restaurant design in St. Charles Jan 20, 2015 4:12 PM
    With a revitalized decor, comfortable seating and other amenities, customers can enjoy a stunning new Wendy’s experience when they visit the remodeled restaurant at 942 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.

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

     
  • Geneva man remembered as city’s ‘champion’ Jan 20, 2015 6:21 PM
    Weldon Johnson elicited many a smile over the years, as he marched in the Swedish Days parade in Geneva in his Viking get-up. He was proud of his Swedish ancestry, and of the town he grew up in. Johnson, a former alderman and downtown businessman, died early Tuesday.

     
  • 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.

     
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