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  • Reservations being taken for “Signature Event” Feb 27, 2015 11:32 PM
    The first person to kick down the door rarely is the first one through it. Such was the case with many women in the 20th century who kicked down all kinds of doors — political, racial, financial, and so on. St. Charles resident Kay Catlin has started an autograph collection to honor those who had made significant contribution in a variety of fields. The overriding goal was to have a permanent, visual reminder she could hand down to her daughters and granddaughters.

     
  • Endorsement: Dinwiddie in Batavia Ward 1 Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Carl Dinwiddie for Batavia Ward 1.

     
  • ‘Put the NUNS in Charge!’ comedy show in West Dundee Feb 27, 2015 11:56 PM
    Enjoy an entertaining evening and reminder of Catholic life as the National Catholic Society of Foresters presents the irreverent and nostalgic show “Put the NUNS in charge!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the St. Catherine of Siena School gym in West Dundee.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for books for a teenager who is in and out of the hospital Feb 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Margaret Hutton of Batavia, who wants to buy books for a 16-year-old girl who is in and out of the hospital.

     
  • Two charged with robbing Batavia gas station Feb 26, 2015 4:26 PM
    A man and a woman accused of robbing a gasoline station Monday in Warrenville now face charges of robbing a station Tuesday morning in Batavia.

     
  • Girl Scouts to host Winter Camp for girls March 7-8 Feb 26, 2015 5:57 PM
    There’s nothing like gathering around a blazing campfire with your closest friends during a chilly winter’s eve — the sky above you lit only by the moon and stars. Girls love to camp year-round, so Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently created a winter camping program especially for girls in fourth to 12th grade. “Winter Wonderland in the Woods” will be held from 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, to noon Sunday, March 8, at the Girl Scout Camp Dean in Big Rock.

     
  • New Batavia alderman to be sworn in Monday Feb 26, 2015 4:25 PM
    Kevin Botterman, an 11-year resident, will be the new alderman for Batavia's 5th Ward. Botterman will be sworn in Monday to replace his friend, Steve Vasilion, who resigned in January.

     
  • Girl Scouts to recruit career-minded girls for “Camp CEO” Feb 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is seeking high school girls — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts — entering 10th grade or higher, for its “Camp CEO” program this summer. Girls must complete and turn in their applications by Wednesday, March 11.

     
  • Batavia won’t revisit opening road near Aurora subdivision Feb 25, 2015 5:30 AM
    Wagner Road will remain gated off at Mesa Lane in Aurora, for now. Batavia aldermen Tuesday tabled an idea to ask Aurora to take the gate down and let residents of an Aurora neighborhood use Mesa to get to Kirk Road, instead of traversing Batavia streets.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Two charged in Warrenville gas station robbery Feb 25, 2015 2:02 PM
    A Batavia man and a Roselle woman have been charged with robbing a Mobil gas station in Warrenville, police said Wednesday. Jason A.J. DeVincent, 29, and Amanda A. Hicks, 28, each were charged with one count of aggravated robbery, authorities said. DeVincent’s last known address was on the 500 block of Stewart Street in Batavia and Hicks’ last known address was on Brendon Court in Roselle, authorities said.

     
  • Celebrate Women’s History Month at The Holmstad Feb 26, 2015 6:56 PM
    The Holmstad will highlight the formidable lives of two American women during the March celebration of Women’s History Month. In “The Journey to Mollie’s War,” author Cyndee Schaffer will share her mother’s experience serving in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II on Thursday, March 26. In “Molly Brown: More Than Unsinkable,” Barbara Kay will perform a living history portrayal of Margaret “Molly” Brown, best known for surviving the Titanic disaster, on Monday, March 30.

     
  • Centering Prayer Workshop March 21 in St. Charles Feb 25, 2015 6:29 PM
    Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles, will host a workshop on Saturday, March 21, teaching a prayer method called “Centering Prayer.” The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $65, which includes six follow-up sessions that will assist in strengthening the Centering Prayer practice. Scholarships are available.

     
  • Batavia authors chronicle their faith journeys Feb 25, 2015 1:52 PM
    Doubt can be a painful emotion to deal with, whether dealing with personal issues or dealing with spiritual ones. Batavia author Ann C. Sullivan examines how doubt can affect our lives in her new book, “Permission to Doubt,” published by Kregel Publications.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Norris ‘Music in the Gallery’ series welcomes Lee Murdock March 8 Feb 24, 2015 7:10 PM
    The “Music in the Gallery” concert series presents folk singer and guitarist Lee Murdock at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles. Lee Murdock is one of our generation’s leading folk music composers and performers. Murdock summons the listener to look through the eyes and into the hearts of individuals who have shaped our heritage on and around the Great Lakes.

     
  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Get tickets for annual Geneva Wedding Walk Feb 24, 2015 12:09 PM
    These cold winter months are the hottest planning time for brides-to-be. The seventh annual Geneva Bride Wedding Walk will be held on Sunday, March 1, and is the perfect opportunity for brides to visit every type of wedding vendor on their list. The Wedding Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Herrington Inn & Spa at 15 S. River St. Admission includes an infinity scarf, tote bag, and favors from the vendors.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 24, 2015 4:26 PM
    Timothy M. Taylor, 50, of Batavia, was charged with criminal damage to property at 4:34 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Prairie, according to a police report.

     
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