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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox


  • Batavia pig roots out controversy

    BATAVIA – Greg Brown of Batavia has a pig he calls Pigly Brown.“I fell in love with him,” Brown said ...
    March 27, 2017 - 7:19 pm
  • Avocational Experiences to focus on digital tools, entrepreneurship

    ST. CHARLES – Bob Nelson adroitly designed a pinball machine during his youth, and gushes that “I’ve been making stuff since I was a little kid.”
    March 27, 2017 - 3:22 pm
  • Gino’s East in St. Charles shuts its doors

    ST. CHARLES – After 25 years, Gino’s East has made its final deep dish pizza pie in St. Charles. It ...
    March 27, 2017 - 6:56 am
  • Om Sweet Om offers holistic wellness, yoga, reiki and more

    ELBURN – Through her Elburn studio Om Sweet Om, owner Stephanie Martin hopes to provide a safe space where individuals can explore various holistic we ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Batavia special service area taxing district is backstop for Shodeen project

    BATAVIA – City aldermen have written themselves an insurance policy for the One Washington Place downtown redevelopment project.
    March 23, 2017 - 2:54 pm
  • Kilwins settling into St. Charles

    St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and city of St. Charles officials assist in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kilwins, located at 132 S. 1st St. in St. Cha ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Chico's Tacos restaurant reopens as Mi Pueblito

    ELBURN – Elburn resident Alex Lopez hopes to bring new life to the former Chico’s Tacos restaurant that was owned and operated by his father, Felipe L ...
    March 22, 2017 - 1:35 pm
  • Demolition of Larson-Becker buildings nears as council OKs parking lot contract

    BATAVIA – Demolition of the Larson-Becker buildings on North River Street will get underway as early as March 27, and will be followed by the creation ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Geneva veteran brings military precision to Batavia painting company

    BATAVIA – A new Batavia business lets you leave for work in the morning and come back to a freshly painted home. That’s the selling point for Wow 1 Da ...
    March 21, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Science fair projects are simple with help from Advanced Disposal

    Is your child stumped on what to choose for his or her science project topic? Talking some trash could be the solution.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Blue Goose Market offers delicious, colorful Easter ideas!

    Easter, the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Christ, is also recognized as one marker of the beginning of spring.  Many families ...
    March 21, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • BHS INCubator course opens doors for student entrepreneurs in Batavia

    BATAVIA – A synergy between local business leaders and students has been heating up in the INCubator Entrepreneurship course at Batavia High School.
    March 20, 2017 - 4:12 pm
  • Restaurant Madness Week in Batavia to whet appetites

    BATAVIA – A record number of businesses will take part in Batavia Restaurant Madness Week from March 20 to 24, this year covering a broader swath of t ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • Old Second Bank branch in Maple Park closes

    MAPLE PARK – The Maple Park branch of Old Second Bank, located at 1100 S. County Line Road, has closed, and its building is for sale. The two-story, n ...
    March 16, 2017 - 4:06 pm
  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra takes audience “Inside The Music”

    It can be difficult to understand, and therefore appreciate, classical music without some background about the composer and the time during which he l ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:13 am