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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox


  • Biophysicist Robert Rowland of Batavia remembered

    BATAVIA – Scientist Robert E. Rowland of Batavia turned his eye from the subatomics of radiobiology at Argonne National Laboratory to hobbies that let ...
    March 28, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • Firefighter Heisler receives badge in Batavia tradition

    BATAVIA – There’s a tradition at the Batavia Fire Department that when a firefighter is hired or promoted, a family member gets the honor of pinning o ...
    March 28, 2017 - 9:01 am
  • Batavia pig roots out controversy

    BATAVIA – Greg Brown of Batavia has a pig he calls Pigly Brown. “I fell in love with him,” Brown sa ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • Sugar Grove approves road salt purchase

    SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Village Board voted March 21 to approve the annual road salt purchase. Streets and Properties Supervisor Geoffrey Payton ...
    March 27, 2017 - 3:20 pm
  • Kane County open space referendum to appear on April 4 ballot

    GENEVA – Kane County voters will be asked to decide on a $50 million land acquisition and improvement referendum put on the April 4 ballot by the Kane ...
    March 27, 2017 - 3:21 pm
  • Batavia Park Board candidates explore issues at forum

    BATAVIA – The anticipated failure of the Fox River dam north of downtown Batavia and goals for the Batavia Park District Board were among the topics d ...
    March 24, 2017 - 5:08 pm
  • Batavia special service area taxing district is backstop for Shodeen project

    BATAVIA – City aldermen have written themselves an insurance policy for the One Washington Place downtown redevelopment project.
    March 23, 2017 - 2:54 pm
  • Fire district officials hopeful for new tax rate request

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Officials from the Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District are hopeful that voters will approve a tax increase refer ...
    March 22, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • City awards funding for annual festival

    ST. CHARLES –áThe St. Charles City Council on March 20 approved a funding request of $27,000 from the Pride of the Fox organization for its Festival o ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Demolition of Larson-Becker buildings nears as council OKs parking lot contract

    BATAVIA – Demolition of the Larson-Becker buildings on North River Street will get underway as early as March 27, and will be followed by the creation ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Restaurant Madness Week in Batavia to whet appetites

    BATAVIA – A record number of businesses will take part in Batavia Restaurant Madness Week from March 20 to 24, this year covering a broader swath of t ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • Batavia School Board D-101 candidates discuss issues at forum

    BATAVIA – Topics including school funding, projected enrollment, protecting LGBT students and at-risk youth, charter schools, and promoting education ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Batavia bridge artworks to be installed this year

    BATAVIA – Traffic has been crossing the reconstructed Wilson Street bridge for nearly a decade, but the span is only now getting its finishing touches ...
    March 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
  • Maple Park extends moratorium on water, sewer connection fees

    MAPLE PARK – The Maple Park Board of Trustees approved a pair of ordinances during its board meeting March 7.
    March 14, 2017 - 4:05 pm
  • School board offers moment of silence for 2 slain students

    ST. CHARLES –áDuring a meeting March 13, the St. Charles School Board and members of the public participated in a moment of silence in recognition of ...
    March 14, 2017 - 4:07 pm