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  • 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
  • $25M estimated cost for new Geneva library

    GENEVA – The Geneva Public Library board on Nov. 17 unanimously approved a resolution stating it would need $24.9 million in bonds to pay for a new bu ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Sugar Grove Village Board sets plans for bridge study

    SUGAR GROVE  – The Sugar Grove Village Board on Nov. 15 agreed to a Bridge Inspection Program. The program would require the village to submit the app ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • St. Charles police reports

    • Jessica F. Bedrich, 23, of the 900 block of South Second Street, St. Charles, was charged Nov. 13 with driving under the influence, improper lane us ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Geneva police reports

    • The large display window at Geneva Cleaners, 130 W. State St., was reported shattered Nov. 12, with the cost to replace it from $1,500 to $1,800.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • Geneva library on course for spring referendum

    GENEVA – The Geneva Public Library board is expected to approve a resolution Nov. 17 to approve a plan and cost estimate in connection with a proposed ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Trial set for Sugar Grove man accused of child sexual assault

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The trial for a Sugar Grove man who was indicted on multiple charges of felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child was ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:27 pm