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  • Liquor licensees still barred from holding city office in Geneva

    GENEVA – In a dramatic split vote that included the mayor, the Geneva City Council did not vote Dec. 5 to allow liquor license holders to serve as ald ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Winfield's hospital agreement based on sales tax loss

    Winfield Village President Erik Spande said the village’s agreement with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital for a $900,000 grant each year ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • Geneva mayoral hopeful Simonian eyes Delnor's property tax exemption

    GENEVA – As part of his bid to run for mayor of Geneva, 5th Ward Alderman Tom Simonian said Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital should pay the city ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Geneva Christmas Walk brings out season's spirit

    GENEVA – The cool clear night was a perfect draw for hundreds of families attending Geneva’s Christmas Walk Dec. 2 on Third Street.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • Batavia to hire full-time communications coordinator

    BATAVIA – The city of Batavia has created a full-time position for a communications coordinator. The position is open to applications until Dec. 6.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Geneva approves levy estimate of $4.9M

    GENEVA – Aldermen approved a tentative 2016 property tax levy Nov. 21 for $4.9 million, which is $87,600 more than last year’s levy of $4.8 million.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Geneva adds additional leaf pickup

    GENEVA – The city of Geneva has extended its curbside leaf collection to include a fourth pickup throughout the community, officials announced in a ne ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Nosh highlights new eatery tax about to begin in Geneva

    GENEVA – Patrons of Nosh, 211 James St., Geneva, are getting a little extra when they get their bills these days.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • Aldermen recommend zoning change for cosmetic tattooing in Geneva

    GENEVA – Acting as the Committee of the Whole, aldermen unanimously recommended a zoning text amendment Nov. 28 that will allow cosmetic tattooing as ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Batavia aldermen OK video gambling; Hohmann named to commission

    BATAVIA – The sound of pinging and the sight of flashing lights will be coming soon to some Batavia taverns, restaurants, social clubs and entertainme ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Batavia proposes $133 million city budget

    BATAVIA – The city of Batavia’s 2017 budget shows a dramatic increase, and much of the money will be going down the drain. The spending plan calls for ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Simonian formally announces run for Geneva mayor

    GENEVA – On Nov. 28, 5th Ward Alderman Tom Simonian formally announced his intent to run for mayor against incumbent Kevin Burns in April.
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Batavia lifting ban on video gambling

    BATAVIA – City aldermen are lifting Batavia’s ban on video gambling.At a committee meeting Nov. 15, ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Batavia neighbors, aldermen voice opposition to apartments at old water tower

    BATAVIA – A proposal to build 12 apartment units on Batavia’s west side was met with opposition from both neighbors and city aldermen at a recent comm ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:24 am
  • Geneva OKs sales tax rebate deal to push Dominick's redevelopment

    GENEVA – Aldermen approved a sales tax rebate Nov. 21 for up to $5 million as an economic incentive with a development company to facilitate getting n ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:08 pm