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  • Two fire district candidates face petition challenges

    GENEVA –á The Kane County Electoral Board will deliberate and issue rulings Jan. 12 as to whether two candidates for the Fox River Countryside Fire Pr ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:17 pm
  • Petition filed to scuttle Batavia home rule

    BATAVIA – A referendum question asking Batavia voters if they want the city to retain its home-rule powers may, or may not, appear on the April 4 ball ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Looking Ahead: Batavia eyes energetic 2017

    BATAVIA – The City of Energy is expected to live up to its motto in 2017, with intensive development activity in both the public and private sectors.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • Looking ahead: Geneva to see economic development at forefront of 2017

    GENEVA –áThe city of Geneva will see financial and strategic progress in 2017, Mayor Kevin Burns said.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Looking Ahead: Campton Hills to see economic development in 2017

    CAMPTON HILLS –áThe first thing on the minds of Campton Hills officials in 2017 is finances, Village President Harry Blecker said.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Geneva's 2% Eatery tax deferred to May 1

    GENEVA –áThe implementation of Geneva’s 2 percent Places for Eating Tax will be delayed until May 1, aldermen decided, to give the restaurateurs and c ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • ZBA to reconsider petition for alcohol, drug treatment center at former boys school

    ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Zoning Board of Appeals will reconsider a zoning application for a special use to allow a 120-bed luxury alcoholism and ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:46 pm
  • From smart to silly, ring in 2017 with 190 new state laws

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law take effect with the new year.No, none of them are an actual s ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • News Stories of the Year: Proposed development to reshape downtown Batavia

    BATAVIA – Plans are advancing for proposed apartments in a four-story building that would cover most of an entire city block in the heart of downtown ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Elburn salutes retiring Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan

    ELBURN – Fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a firefighter, Kelly Callaghan retired in October after 33 years of service with his hometown Elburn ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert goes to prison

    One of the highest-ranking politicians in U.S. history to be sentenced to prison, former Republican U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, 74, began servi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: McMahon calls out Lauzen on attorney contracts

    In an unprecedented move, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon sent a letter to all 24 Kane County Board members stating that Chairman Chris Lauze ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: Maxxam proposal for drug, alcohol facility stirred residents' ire

    Maxxam Partners LLC’s zoning petition for a special use to convert the former Glenwood School for Boys into a 120-bed, private pay, luxury treatment d ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: Referendum seeks $21.8M for new library in Geneva

    After years of planning, the Geneva Public Library District bought the former Sixth Street School property at 210 S. Sixth St., Geneva, in March for $ ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Geneva city administrator, fire, police chief all retired in 2016

    In 2016, Geneva saw the retirements of its city administrator Mary McKittrick, police chief Steve Mexin and fire chief Steve Olson.
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am