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  • Metro West Council hosts legislative breakfast Feb. 24 Feb 20, 2015 11:35 AM
    Metro West Council of Government, a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, will hold its annual legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road in Aurora. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program start at 8 a.m. State legislators from the area have been invited to meet with mayors and managers to discuss legislative issues of importance to municipalities.

  • Two ex-newspapermen apply for Batavia council vacancy Feb 20, 2015 5:11 PM
    The Batavia City Council will interview two men Tuesday to fill the 5th Ward vacancy. The post became available when Steve Vasilion resigned in January.

  • Downtown men’s clothing stores sorely missed Feb 21, 2015 7:40 PM
    Dave Heun still misses top-notch men's clothing stores such as Erday's in Geneva and Gunter's in St. Charles. It was the personal touch and neighborhood feel that helped make the stores stand out.

  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • Sellers can join Batavia school’s clothing, toy resale Feb 19, 2015 10:37 AM
    The Alice Gustafson School PTO will host its Biannual Children's Clothing and Toy Resale March 13-14.

  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

  • Fox Valley Crisis Line seeks volunteers Feb 19, 2015 8:04 PM
    Do you have good communication skills and enjoy helping people? The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley is looking for candidates for the spring training session. The current economic downturn has created increasing levels of stress, anxiety, and depression for persons in the community. This has translated into greater need for Crisis Line support.

  • Apply now to join St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Charles Feb 16, 2015 10:34 AM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership has extended the parade entry deadline to Wednesday, Feb. 25 due to increasing interest. The St. Patrick’s Parade takes place on Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

  • Program to discuss book about passenger pigeons Feb 16, 2015 10:50 AM
    “Books Between Bites” welcomes Valerie Blaine to the program at noon Thursday, Feb. 19, at Batavia Public Library. She will discuss Joel Greenberg’s book “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.” The book tells the story of the passenger pigeon and the “perfect storm” of its destruction. With an eye to the future, he urges the reader to consider the lessons that can be learned from the disappearance of this iconic American species.

  • Fire damages Batavia garage Feb 16, 2015 7:36 PM
    A fire damaged a detached garage in Batavia Monday afternoon, fire officials said. The blaze started just before 1:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Batavia Avenue in a two-car, detached garage, Batavia fire officials said in a news release.

  • Have a blooming good time at orchid show Feb 16, 2015 2:01 PM
    The Chicago Suburban Orchid Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. There is free admission and parking.There will be thousands of orchid exhibits created by orchid societies and greenhouses from around the Midwest. Several local greenhouses will have plants, books and supplies for sale.

  • Learn what it takes to get ideas into laws Feb 16, 2015 8:58 PM
    4-H members in Illinois will learn how ideas become law during a mock debate in the Chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives March 27-28 in Springfield. Delegates will debate mock bills using the same process used by real legislators in the Illinois House and Senate, including use of the House microphones and voting buttons to determine the fate of various bills. 4-H members who were at least 14 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 may register online at by March 13.

  • Local food pantries benefit from shopping spree Feb 17, 2015 5:36 AM
    The Kane County Farm Bureau's annual Checkout Challenge was a win-win for local food pantries thanks to state Reps. Keith Wheeler and Steve Andersson.

  • ‘Gen Silent’ film explores lives of elderly LGBTQ Feb. 27 in Geneva Feb 17, 2015 4:14 PM
    The award-winning 2010 documentary “Gen Silent” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. This documentary by Stu Maddux reveals the plight of LGBTQ elders in facilities where they face discrimination by staff and bullying by other seniors. While this is not happening in all care facilities, it is prevalent enough that it has been called “an epidemic.”

  • Unidentified Body Found in North Carolina Has Streamwood Connection Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM

    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Facebook site, Help ID Me, recently contacted Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System to help spread the word to local resources in hopes that the young man might be identified. New technology helped to produce an image to show what the unidentified teenager may have looked like. Help give him back his name. John Doe is a Caucasian male between the ages of 15-20, who had short, light brown hair, stood five feet nine inches tall and weighed 171 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a blue plaid long-sleeved shirt, a brown jacket and sneakers. Investigators believe he was transient for some time prior to his death, and may have lost touch with relatives. They believe he spent time in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee before arriving in North Carolina. If you have any information, please call 1-800-THE-LOST. A complete story can be found by the Crossroads Chronicle here: Link to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Facebook page:

  • Heun: Fondly remembering of Gross National Product Feb 14, 2015 6:27 PM
    Batavia band Gross National Product brings back good memories for Dave Heun, who talks with band member Jim Freedlund, who says not many days go by when he doesn't pick up a guitar after 50 years of playing.

  • Fox Valley police reports Feb 13, 2015 4:36 PM
    Toricius D. Berry, 40, of Elgin, was charged Thursday with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis, according to court records.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 13, 2015 4:17 PM
    Misael R. Zawala, 19, of West Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis, at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at Fabyan Parkway and Louis Bork Drive, according to a police report.

  • TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel Feb 16, 2015 7:20 AM
    TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel

  • Head outdoors to beat the winter blahs Feb 13, 2015 12:25 PM
    Winter weather got you down? Beat the blahs by getting outside. There’s plenty of research showing the benefits of getting outdoors in nature. It’s good for our physical health — a proven antidote to couch-potato syndrome. Upcoming programs at the Forest Preserve District of Kane County offer an opportunity to come out of hibernation.

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