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  • Schielke, Stoops vie for Batavia mayor

    BATAVIA – The election contest for mayor of Batavia between 36-year incumbent Jeff Schielke and challenger Jason Stoops has thus far been extremely lo ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Alcohol, drug treatment center ZBA vote set for Feb. 21

    ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Zoning Board of Appeals considered 46 conditions for the proposed drug and alcohol treatment center at a former boys sch ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Batavia working to fix drainage problems

    BATAVIA – The soggy memories of a torrential rainstorm that hit Batavia more than a year ago have not drained away yet. The city of Batavia is prepari ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:50 pm
  • Maple Park Village Board approves new police vehicle

    MAPLE PARK – The Maple Park Police Department will be getting a new police vehicle.The motion to app ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Sugar Grove officials mull options for new village hall

    SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Village Board on Feb. 7 discussed possibilities for what the new village hall will look like.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • Batavia aldermen OK Shodeen plan without reduction in scope

    BATAVIA – Batavia city aldermen have approved zoning variances for the One Washington Place downtown redevelopment plan without any reduction in the s ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • Riverside pump house in Batavia to be demolished

    BATAVIA – The building at 111 N. River St. in Batavia has been added to the list of structures expected to be demolished next month when the city of B ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 5:17 pm
  • Elburn village trustees balk at approving new public works position

    ELBURN – Anthony J. Pero was sworn in Feb. 6 as a part-time police officer for the Elburn Police Department, but the candidate for the public works su ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • St. Charles to hire architect for new police facility

    St. Charles officials will move forward with building a new police facility, a proposal they have discussed for more than a year.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • D-304 officials note progress of full-day kindergarten

    GENEVA – As Geneva District 304 enters its third year with all-day kindergarten, officials and teachers report that having an extra 2.5 hours makes al ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:44 pm
  • Hoscheit named chairman-elect of Illinois Association of Park Districts Board

    John Hoscheit, commissioner of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, has been named chairman-elect of the Illinois Association of Park District ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 8:21 am
  • Geneva alderman, school officials say crosswalk at Stevens, Anderson unsafe

    GENEVA – Geneva school officials and an alderman appealed to the city council Feb. 6 to make improvements to a pedestrian crosswalk at Stevens Street ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • Public art feedback, rain barrel sale on tap in Batavia

    BATAVIA – The city of Batavia seeks comments on contenders for a bridge sculpture, and also announces its annual rain barrel sale.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:20 pm
  • Batavia ups its take on video gambling

    BATAVIA – As Batavia prepares for the introduction of video gambling in the community, city aldermen are making some changes to the game plan.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:11 pm
  • Chamber awards honor community’s heart

    BATAVIA – The community’s spirit of volunteerism and service was celebrated at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce’s Inspire 2017 festivities Jan. 27.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 3:56 pm