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  • 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
  • With stopgap state budget ending, all eyes now on Springfield, lawmakers

    While all eyes were on the most divisive presidential election in recent memory, Illinois’ already lousy financial footing got worse.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Anderson Road to become village responsibility in Elburn

    ELBURN – One year after the completion of the Anderson Road extension and bridge, the village of Elburn takes on the responsibility for the road from ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • St. Charles City Council grants Fairgrounds additional liquor days

    The St. Charles City Council approved a request Nov. 21 from the Kane County Fair Board to allow up to 20 days per year of alcohol sales and consumpti ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Campton Hills presents 'Holiday in the Hills' event with tree-lighting, Santa

    CAMPTON HILLS – Campton Hills will host its first holiday tree lighting ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 in front of Village Hall, 40W270 LaFox Road, ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm