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  • 14th annual Fox Trot offers new 10K routeApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation will host its 14th annual Fox Trot 5K and 10K race Saturday, April 26, at the Batavia Riverwalk, Island Avenue and Houston Street in downtown Batavia. This year, the race features a new 10K route. Both races feature courses along the Fox River in downtown Batavia.

  • Understandin poverty in our commmunityApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Poverty in our community can be alleviated. Find out how we can develop a system approach to ending poverty at a special worksop designed to bring together community members to "Understand Poverty through New lenses". This workshop is Saturday May 17 at St. Katharine Drexel Church, from 9-2pm. Register by calling 630-466-0303.

  • Frank E. Ryan

    Man charged with Batavia bike shop burglaryApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 27-year-old Batavia man was charged with trying to steal a $2,900 women's racing bike from Prairie Path Cycles in downtown Batavia Tuesday morning. Frank E. Ryan faces anywhere from probation to seven years in prison if convicted of burglary, according to police and court records.

  • Miss Laura Keyes will portray Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Geneva Public Library’s Book & Bag It on May 7.

    Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder at Book & Bag ItApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Due to a family emergency, David Clark, Geneva Public Library's scheduled presenter for "Bringing Family History to Life: The Stories We Could Tell" on Wednesday, May 7 has had to cancel his appearance. The show will go on with a new presenter. They will be featuring Laura Keyes, a local librarian and researcher, in her program about Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  • Jerry Nash, co-founder of the Lombard-based Prairie Food Co-op, leads a meeting at the Elmhurst Public Library. Prairie Food is one of at least four suburban co-ops that are in the planning stages.

    Food co-operatives hope to open soon in the suburbsApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Local food. Local ownership. Local gathering place. This is the vision hundreds of people living near Batavia, Elgin, Lombard and McHenry have for four separate food cooperatives they hope to turn into brick and mortar locations within the next two or three years. “It’s really so much more than a grocery store,” says Kathy Nash, co-founder of the Prairie Food Co-Op, which plans to open in Lombard.

  • Board members of the Shared Harvest Co-Op of Elgin include, from left, Jennifer Shroder, Carol Rauschenberger, Brigitte Nobs and Mark Fry.

    Existing suburban food co-opsApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM

  • Which way to go? While heading to my car I noticed the in and out parking lot arrows at the Naperville Municipal Center and thought they made for a clean graphic monotone image. I held my camera over my head to get the most downward angle I could. While culling the images I decided to pick a frame where my feet showed, I thought it added something. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

    Images: The Week in PicturesApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of Easter activities, including several portrayals of Jesus, and several appearances of the Easter Bunny.

  • Join in “Nature by Stroller,” a guided walk through local forest preserves, April 25 and May 16.

    Parents can take kids to ‘Nature by Stroller’ seriesApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Moms or caregivers with infants or toddlers — bring young ones out on perhaps their first nature program, while you enjoy a leisurely walk through a forest preserve, during the Forest Preserve District of Kane County's "Nature by Stroller" program series.

  • Fire officials and emergency responders gather Saturday afternoon where two men lost control of their kayak near an area on the Fox River in Geneva. A 26-year-old man died after he got stuck in the kayak.

    Kayaker dies in accident on Fox River in GenevaApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    One man was killed and another injured Saturday in a kayaking accident near a dam on the Fox River in Geneva, fire officials said. Two bystanders -- an Ottawa police officer and a West Chicago man -- and emergency responders rescued a 26-year-old man who was recovering in a Geneva hospital Saturday night, officials said.

  • Members of The Puppy Mill Project held their first protest Saturday in Kane County on Randall Road outside the Petland in Batavia. Organizers said they sought to raise awareness about the dangers of mass breeding and to educate consumers about adoption alternatives.

    Puppy mill protesters picket in BataviaApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Protesters from The Puppy Mill Project picketed along Randall Road in Batavia Saturday. Organizers said the effort was to help raise awareness and consumers about places like Petland and other stores that get their animals from USDA licensed breeders,which they consider to be puppy mills. The Petland owner said she visits each breeder to check on the care each puppy receives.

  • Mike Dixon prepares his photographs of Ukraine for an exhibit at the library in Kerch, Crimea, in late December 2013, a month after the start of the revolution.

    TriCity Family Services honors its quiet contributorsApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    TriCity Family Services has its annual fundraiser and auction April 26 and is recognizing those people who usually fly under the spotlight.

  • Brittany Smith

    Send your child to Faith Christian Academy volleyball, basketball campsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    If your child is new to basketball or volleyball or wants to take their skills to the next level, Faith Christian Academy's summer volleyball and basketball camps are ready to help them learn and grow in an exciting and encouraging environment.

  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Sugar Grove resident had $1,300 stolen Thursday in a telephone fraud, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Miss Laura Keyes will portray Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Geneva Public Library’s Book & Bag It on May 7.

    Geneva library genealogy program canceled, learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder instead Apr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Due to a family emergency, David Clark, Geneva Public Library's scheduled presenter for "Bringing Family History to Life: The Stories We Could Tell" on Wednesday, May 7 has had to cancel his appearance. The show will go on with a new presenter!

  • Rich Wagner, owner of Rediscover Records in Elgin, said he hopes visitors during Saturday’s Record Store Day are reminded of how much fun it is to visit a record store and talk music with employees and fellow customers. “It’s a huge day — busy but fun,” he said.

    Record Store Day expected to rock in the suburbsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The lines could start forming as early as 6 a.m. on Saturday as dozens of suburban music fans eagerly wait for their local record store to open. Such a sight would have been all but unthinkable a decade ago. But it happens every year now on the Saturday in April known as Record Store Day.

  • Downtown Batavia water main replacement starts MondayApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Getting down Houston Street in downtown Batavia will be a little difficult next week, as the city replaces a water main along it. Water Street between Wilson Street and Houston will also get a new water main.

  • St. Charles Peace Corps volunteer Michael Dixon visits with two folk singers at a Ukrainian folk festival in Vinnytsia.

    St. Charles Peace Corps volunteer describes his time in UkraineApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Most people in the Fox Valley know Mike Dixon for his commitment to historic preservation. The former St. Charles architect has been involved in several local historic restorations. So, it was a bit of a surprise when he decided to leave his firm at the age of 62 and join the Peace Corps. He was assigned to Ukraine, where he shared his knowledge of architecture and took more than 15,000 photographs before being evacuated abruptly due to the escalating political unrest.

  • April Venzon and her mother, Ann, both of Geneva, put the finishing touches on a red oak they planted during a volunteer tree planting day with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. The district is holding a similar event Saturday, April 19, in honor of Earth Day.

    Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in ElginApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vehicles were scratched and gravel and dirt put in their gasoline ports, between noon Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday at Deluxe Cleaners, 102 S. Batavia Ave., police said.

  • Joe Barkei of the Batavia Public Works Department removes snow drifts in January from Millview Drive that had covered the street parking.

    Winter blows Batavia snow removal budget for 2014Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Winter put a $239,000 beatdown on the Batavia budget for street department overtime, double time and contracts related to removing snow and ice, according to a report made to the city council Tuesday.

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