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  • Home-rule referendum knocked off Batavia ballot

    BATAVIA – The referendum question designed to revoke Batavia’s home-rule powers will not appear on the April 4 election ballot.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 7:13 pm
  • Anti-tax referendum in Kane County faces petition challenge

    GENEVA – An objection was filed Jan. 10 against the petitions of State Rep.-elect Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, for an advisory county-wide propert ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Wheeler says he will donate stipend for leadership post

    State Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, said he will donate a stipend of $1,506 for two days of work after being named House Republican conference chairma ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Geneva aldermen amend city code on fireworks, pot, drug paraphernalia

    GENEVA – Aldermen recently approved amendments to the city’s police regulations under miscellaneous offenses.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Batavia planners weigh downtown project, hear public comments

    BATAVIA – The Batavia Plan Commission will deliberate and possibly vote on the proposed One Washington Place downtown redevelopment project during a m ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 8:05 pm
  • Breaking news: Referendum on home rule in Batavia will not appear on April ballot

    BATAVIA – The Batavia Electoral Board has upheld the challenge to a petition to hold a referendum that would have stripped the city of its home-rule p ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
  • St. Charles grants new liquor, massage business licenses

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles City Council approved a new liquor license and a massage establishment license at its Jan. 3 meeting.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:11 pm
  • Maple Park Board approves reimbursement for water main installations

    MAPLE PARK – The Maple Park board of trustees approved a reimbursement to Carr Development Company that will not exceed $15,000 for water main install ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • Advisory anti-tax referendums to go to voters in Kane, McHenry counties

    Voters in Kane and McHenry counties will get an opportunity to tell local governments on April 4 what they already know but may not take seriously eno ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Two fire district candidates face petition challenges

    GENEVA –  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 – The 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 – The 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 – The 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