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  • No automatic end for Batavia sales-tax increaseApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The sales tax increase Batavia aldermen approved a couple weeks ago won't automatically go away in three years after all. The Illinois Department of Revenue says that's not possible, and if the city wants the tax to end, it will have to vote to do so.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ryan L. Fischbach, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 2:22 a.m. Sunday at Route 20 and Randall Road near Elgin, according to a sheriff’s report. A passenger, Emily E. Brodner, 18, of St. Charles, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, the report said.

     
  • Sanjib Sahoo

    From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovatingApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jose A. Sanchez, 18, of West Chicago, and Adam J. Prior, 18, of Coventry Circle, Glendale Heights, were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop for a loud muffler at 2:47 a.m. Saturday at Butterfield and Mitchell Roads near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  •  Shoppers who find cardboard “eggs” similar to these at Algonquin Commons, and correctly name all 10 locations where the eggs are hidden, will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 mall gift certificate.

    Find eggs at Algonquin Commons, win a $250 prizeApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Algonquin Commons is hosting an egg hunt for all ages this month. The eggs will be hidden from one end of the mall along the Randall Road corridor to the next, in hopes of getting customers into all of the different stores at Algonquin Commons.

     
  • Sixth graders listen intently as Fern Schumer Champman tells the inspiring story of her mother's imagration from Nazi-Germany through a little-known American program during a presentation at Gavin South School in Ingleside Thursday.

    The week in picturesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids doing charity work and fundraising, charity, give-away prom dresses, and people starting to relax outside in warming temperatures.

     
  • Batavia Boy Scout Matt Kazlauski takes the Eagle Scout Oath

    Batavia Scout builds handicapped accessible picnic tablesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Matt Kazlauski of Boy Scout Troop 21 in Batavia builds handicapped accessible picnic tables for his Eagle Scout Project.

     
  • Top row from left: Aaron Christ (Germany), Emilia Silvola (Finland), Giulia Cattivelli (Italy), Johanna Matthiesen (Germany), Davide Ravaglia (Italy), Tshepho Masekela (South Africa), Front Row from left: Haley Slopecki (host sister), Jessie Tan (China), Rusol Saleh (Bahrain), Guilherme Cardoso (Brasil), Kim Plorin (Germany), and Johathan Wiedenhofer (Austria). This was taken on Jan. 20 when the students went to the DuSable Museum in Chicago to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

    Become a Global Family with AFS-USAApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Open your home to the world and make a global connection: Host an AFS Exchange Student.

     
  • Photo of 2013’s group at Northern Illinois Food Bank.

    Tri-Cities AFS-USA volunteers give back during World’s Largest Service Event Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    AFS-USA’s Northern Illinois Area Team is proud to announce its participation in the AFS National Day of Service on April 12.

     
  • 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Cruz swears in the jury during the mock trial at the 15th annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day.

    Kane County Law Library hosts 15th Annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    “One who leads, serves.”

     
  • Garage sale to benefit hospiceApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 40 households have contributed to a garage sale benefiting Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. The sale will start at 8 a.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 122 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia, across the street from McDonald's.

     
  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

     
  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

     
  • Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago Prairie Landing

    West Chicago’s Prairie Landing Golf Club tees up for 2014 seasonApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    As the last of the snow melts away, golf season in the western suburbs is getting into full swing with the opening of Prairie Landing Golf Club. Despite chilly weather, golfers are dusting off their clubs to play the championship ‘prairie links’ style 18-hole course rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest.

     
  • “Bountiful Blue,” a painting by Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker, will be on display April 17-May 2 as part of her solo show, “Sharing Color,” at the Kavanagh Gallery of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

    Longtime painting teacher shines in solo show at Fine LineApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

     
  • Batavia library welcomes Rick Kogan to Books Between BitesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Batavia’s popular monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes back frequent guest Rick Kogan on Thursday, April 17.

     
  • The annual Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar drew an overflow crowd Saturday who had to watch WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling’s presentation outside a Fermilab auditorium.

    Fermi hosts annual seminar on severe weather, climate changeApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The enthusiasm to hear bad weather news was so great at Saturday's Tornado and Severe Storms seminar, an overflow crowd had to watch a televised version of WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling’s presentation outside Ramsey Auditorium. Lombard resident Jim Leyland and his grandson, Josh McGregor of North Aurora, were among the lucky ones who got a seat. “We want to learn about tornadoes and climate change,” said Leyland, who referred to Skilling as “Mr. Weather.”

     
  • Wendy Petrusha, owner of Two Men And A Truck locations in North Aurora and Crystal Lake, is holding a donation drive for Mother’s Day items for Lazarus House in St. Charles and Home of the Sparrow in McHenry. She has eight donation boxes in various locations to collect items.

    Movers aim to make Mother’s Day special for homeless momsApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dave Heun talks to the owner of the local Two Men And A Truck franchise to learn more about what the company is doing for the moms at Lazarus House in St. Charles.

     
  • Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling of WGN-TV talks at the Tornado & Severe Storm Seminar at Fermilab in Batavia.

    Seminar at Batavia’s Fermilab to focus on severe weatherApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois’ recent bout with severe weather — and the state’s response to it — will be the focus of a seminar with WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling and the director of the National Weather Service.

     
  • Nicholas C. Allen

    Batavia man, 22, sentenced for drug-induced homicideApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Batavia man pleaded guilty Friday to drug-induced homicide, accused of supplying the heroin that killed Abby L. Nordmeyer last April. Nicholas C. Allen, 22, of the 300 block of North River Street, agreed to an eight-year prison sentence. He will have to serve at least 75 percent of the sentence. Nordmeyer, 24, who lived in South Elgin, died April 5, 2013, according to court records.

     
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