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  • Batavia resident pens first novel

    BATAVIA – After being a longtime teacher in Naperville, Batavia resident Julie Oleszek resigned to pen her first novel, “The Fifth Floor,” a fictional ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Batavia Farmers' Market celebrating 20 years

    BATAVIA – Jim and Teri Pohorsky of Batavia were toting bags full of vegetables they recently bought at the Batavia Farmers’ Market.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Kaneland graduate releases 5th published novel

    Tammy Schmidt, a 1993 graduate of Kaneland High School and a Northern Illinois University graduate, said she hopes people enjoy her fifth published no ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Swedish Days’ 66th annual festival to begin

    GENEVA – The 66th annual Swedish Days Festival opens at 10 a.m. today, kicking off a week of music, food, activities, craft show and local sales.
    June 23, 2015 - 7:07 am
  • Delivering Narcan to those who have overdosed can be difference between life and death

    GENEVA – The purple and yellow box of Evzio is barely the size of a deck of cards, yet it contains naloxone, a drug that can be the difference between ...
    June 19, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • Chit Chat: High-flying hobby | Fox Valley Aero Club to present air show

    ST. CHARLES – Dave Murray has spent plenty of time in the air as a United Airlines international pilot.
    June 18, 2015 - 6:40 am
  • New restaurant to open in former Urban Grille location

    GENEVA – A new restaurant plans to open in July in the space at 524 W. State St. in downtown Geneva.
    June 15, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Weekend Chit-chat with Palmer Cup competitor Maverick McNealy

    Stanford sophomore men’s golfer Maverick McNealy is named for a classic Ford, so what better place to tee off than Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, ...
    June 12, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Cook County

    The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus had been reported in Cook County.
    June 11, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Raising the steaks at St. Charles’ Top Table

    ST. CHARLES – An outdoor patio overlooking the Fox River also boasts views of surrounding downtown St. Charles, making Top Table a preeminent spot for ...
    June 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse garners national recognition

    GENEVA – Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse in Geneva is garnering national caffeine cred.The 3rd Street busin ...
    June 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Valley Lodge Tavern looks to create new traditions

    ST. CHARLES – Valley Lodge Tavern owner Bill Stavrou hopes his restaurant will create as many traditions and lasting memories as the former McNally’s ...
    June 11, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Batavia jewelry store to install wine bar

    BATAVIA – K. Hollis Jewelers owners Karen and Rob Hollis hope that their store will become even more of a gathering place with the addition of a wine ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • Illinois Department of Public Health continues tuberculosis investigation

    The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to work with local health departments in northern Illinois and the Centers for Diseases Control and ...
    June 9, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Library launches 'Read to the Rhythm' summer reading program

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library recently launched its summer reading program, "Read to the Rhythm," running through Wednesday, Aug. 5.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:16 pm