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  • Peabody energy deal needs to be probed Aug 29, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Batavia letter to the editor: As a Batavia resident, I’m extremely concerned about our contract with Prairie State Coal Plant via the Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency.

     
  • Crisis Line of Fox Valley needs help Aug 29, 2014 10:29 AM
    Economic strife has produced increased feelings of anxiety and depression. This has led to an increased need for Crisis Line services. The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley offers free, supportive counseling and referrals to community resources. They are looking for empathic individuals with good communication skills to participate in the 10-week Crisis Line training program.

     
  • Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life Aug 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn't expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. “Why does it need to be extended for that long of a term?"

     
  • Batavian unhappy with energy deal Aug 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Batavia letter to the editor: Our family was thrilled to move to a town as quaint as Batavia less than 1 year ago. We knew that as Batavia residents our ComEd days would be over, but no love was lost at the time — after all, can you name a ComEd customer who “likes” ComEd’s unpredictable responses to power outages and rates that steadily creep northward?

     
  • Get a taste of Batavia’s downtown scene Aug. 31 Aug 28, 2014 6:01 AM
    The annual Block Party Taste of Batavia is back from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with $2 tastings, craft beer and wine, live music and performances, classic car cruise in, pie bake off, twist-off and hula-hoop competitions for prizes, and kids activity play area.

     
  • Spelling Bee Champ Places Accent on Life at Sedgebrook Aug 28, 2014 11:54 AM
    Held earlier this summer at Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, the bee culminated several rounds of competition for Arthur and others who came to prove their spelling acumen.

     
  • U.S. Congressional Candidate Dennis Anderson holds 12 town halls in 12 weeks Aug 28, 2014 4:09 PM
    Dennis Anderson, Democratic Candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, has recently completed 12 town halls in as many weeks.

     
  • Enjoy concert fundraiser aboard Fox River Queen Sept. 7 Aug 28, 2014 6:24 PM
    On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Fox Valley Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet will perform a benefit concert aboard the Fox River Queen paddle wheel riverboat to raise funds for the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance at 3 p.m. In the spirit of King George's 1717 "Water Party Cruise" on the Thames River, for which Handel composed his famous "Water Music Suite," the benefit concert is a one-hour grand paddle wheel boat tour up the Fox River.

     
  • Music and stories highlight Fox Valley Folk Festival Aug 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    Geneva will come alive with story and song this weekend, when the 38th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival takes place at Island Park.

     
  • Albright Theatre to hold auditions for “The Memory of Water” Aug 29, 2014 3:26 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for "The Memory of Water" by Shelagh Stephenson at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, and Monday, Sept. 8, on the third floor of the Batavia Government Center.

     
  • Charlie’s Center for the Arts event to featured art galleries, video presentation Aug 27, 2014 7:05 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is presenting the latest in their series of pop-up art galleries. Two new neXt galleries at Charlie’s, part of the Charlie’s Center for the Arts – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN Event. For the Charlie’s event, the neXt galleries will be joined by the Yellow House Artists plus a video installation project.

     
  • Author joins Zonta for book reading, discussion Aug 26, 2014 4:14 PM
    The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia will host author Catherine Witek for a reading and discussion of her book “The Trial of Misella Cross” on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Carnegie Room at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave.

     
  • Especially for Girls Interested in Science and Math: A Day of Exploration Aug 26, 2014 4:44 PM
    This one-day program will introduce sixth-to-ninth-grade girls to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

     
  • Crafters Wanted Aug 26, 2014 4:42 PM
    Crafters wanted for the 25th Annual Westmont High School Craft Fair

     
  • Skuddlebutts Teams Up for First Responders Challenge/Family Fun Day 2014 Aug 26, 2014 4:29 PM
    On September 13 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., area first responders will compete in an obstacle course challenge amid a day of family fun. Skuddlebutts Catering and Pizza will be serving up scrumptious cuisine.

     
  • Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to Terrorize Chicago Aug 26, 2014 4:51 PM
    Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will invade the Chicago metropolitan area select nights from September 26-November 1 at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL. It will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie’s GAN will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night. Tickets are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 27-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 26 and November 1: September: 26, 27 October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 November: 1 Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays). Go to GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 26, 2014 6:08 PM
    Michael C. Stewart, who police said is homeless, was charged with felony theft from the Batavia Public Library, at 3:41 p.m. Monday at the library, according to a police report.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter temporarlily moves to Batavia Aug 26, 2014 5:36 PM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin moves to temporary headquarters on West Wilson Street in Batavia for the next couple months. Part of the project includes new cages to replace the current ones, some of which are 40 years old. “We know how to house these animals better now, so we need to do that,” Executive Director Beth Drake said.

     
  • Wags, Whiskers, and Whimsy at Clearbrook’s Pet Festival Aug 26, 2014 7:48 AM
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 26, 2014) – Wag those tails and jump for joy because Clearbrook’s first-ever Raise the Roof Pet Festival is coming to Melas Park in Mount Propsect on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features lots of photos of the first day of the new school year, some rain and mud photos, and a colorful benefit run picture.

     
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