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  • Elburn Days festival brings the community together Aug 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    With its truck and tractor pull, livestock judging and pie baking contest, Elburn Days is something like a mini county fair. Although the festival reflects the village's agricultural roots, organizers are quick to point out it offers "something for everybody," including live music, a 5K run, mud volleyball, carnival rides, a beer garden and a parade.

  • Batavia school to ask voters for permission to borrow $15 million Aug 13, 2014 5:39 AM
    Batavia school district voters will be asked in November whether the district should borrow $15 million to speed up its capital-improvement works list, which includes items such as installing artificial turf in the Batavia High School stadium.

  • Women’s shelter benefits from Sew Generously’s all night sew-a-thon Aug 13, 2014 4:21 PM
    Sew Generously in St. Charles is sponsoring an all-night Sew-a-thon on behalf of Mutual Ground Women and Children's Domestic Violence Shelter in Aurora.

  • Fall worship hours begin Sept. 14 at Bethany Lutheran in Batavia Aug 13, 2014 5:31 PM
    Sept. 14 will bring new worship hours at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia.

  • Aurora UPS office raises funds for impoverished community members Aug 13, 2014 5:07 PM
    Recently, the Aurora office of UPS donated $2,500 to the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 13, 2014 5:30 PM
    Joseph E. Spears, 48, of Batavia, was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence, according to a sheriff’s report. Spears is accused of throwing a dog against a wall and TV during a domestic dispute.

  • Solo concert by 12-year-old to benefit the Kaneland Arts Initiative Aug 12, 2014 2:29 PM
    At 4 p.m. Aug. 17, Bailey Cates, age 12, from Elburn, will perform a solo concert to raise money for the Kaneland Arts Initiative. Bailey Cates will be a seventh-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School, where she was the guitarist for the jazz band as the only sixth-grade member during the 2013-2014 school year.

  • Chairman, coroner spat doing no good Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Batavia letter to the editor: I have followed for several months now this ongoing battle between the Kane County chairman and the coroner. I’m concerned that I don’t see a lot of push back from any of the board members regarding this.

  • ‘Birds of a Feather’ at GreenFields of Geneva Aug 11, 2014 3:45 PM
    Judie Knott, a resident of GreenFields of Geneva, was among the charter members of Birds of a Feather, a resident-run club that feeds birds in the area around the retirement community.

  • Drive-through coming to Geneva Panera Aug 11, 2014 3:47 PM
    A new drive-through lane at the Panera in Algonquin opened recently along the Randall Road corridor. It's a preview of what's to come further south on Randall. By next summer, the Geneva Panera will move to a larger location and open a drive-through, officials said.

  • They Did It Again! Another Win for the Country Cruisers Dance Team Aug 11, 2014 8:16 AM
    The Country Cruisers Dance Team won first place for combined country/western couples and line dancing. The team competed in the second of three regional competitions required for advancing to compete in the Worlds Dance Competition in Orlando, FL.

  • Batavia schools welcome new staff Aug 11, 2014 10:29 PM
    Batavia Unit District 101 is welcoming 51 new educators into the district during an Opening Day Staff Gathering from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St.

  • Families invited to meet candidates Aug 11, 2014 9:52 PM
    Families are invited to a Cookout with the Candidates from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Lions Park in Elburn, sponsored by the Western Kane County Republican Organization. Sign up by Aug. 17.

  • Tuition Grants For Montessori Preschool in Warrenville Aug 11, 2014 4:51 PM
    Carmel Montessori Academy and Children’s House (CMA) in Warrenville which serves children from Preschool through Erdkinder (Montessori high school) is delighted to announce the availability of 15 Tuition Grants of up to 50% for the 2014-2015 School Year, on a first come, first served basis for the preschool classroom. All other CMA admission and enrollment requirements, including determination by CMA that the CHILD and his/her Family can be served by its environments, curriculum, and programs, apply to Tuition Grants.

  • Digital wallet coming to Geneva High Aug 9, 2014 7:45 PM
    Geneva High School will introduce PushCoin accounts this fall, from which students can pay for lunch by scanning their finger. The payment method will eventually be used in all District 304 schools.

  • Jewish school kids care about critters Aug 8, 2014 7:21 PM
    Fox Valley Jewish School’s yearlong commitment to the animals at Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn has benefitted children and animals, alike.

  • 10K run added to Bob Leonard Run/Walk in St. Charles Aug 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Returning for its eighth year, the Bob Leonard River Run/Walk will feature past favorites along with new components, such as a 10K River Run and a 5K Canine Companion Run. All events take place Saturday, Aug. 9, starting at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles.

  • Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club receives $2,500 charitable gift Aug 11, 2014 8:40 AM
    Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club received a $2,500 gift from PetSmart on July 23. This presentation took place during a PetSmart company meeting as part of their "PetSmart Gives Back" initiative.

  • Batavia council advances plan for Speedway station Aug 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Batavia aldermen are prepared to approve the building of a Speedway gasoline station on land the city is selling at Kirk Road and Wilson Street.

  • Norris Gallery will benefit from Aug. 15 art auction Aug 7, 2014 3:56 PM
    Culminating its summer-long exhibit, "The Wine of Life," by St. Charles artist Nick Freeman, the Norris Cultural Arts Center holds a benefit auction August 15.

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