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  • St. Charles OKs homes on site once eyed for apartments

    ST. CHARLES – A 22.6-acre parcel once eyed for apartments will instead be home to nearly 80 single-family houses.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • St. Charles re-establishes its North Star with strategic plan

    ST. CHARLES – About 14 months ago, City Administrator Mark Koenen said, St. Charles was in a position of needing to “re-establish what our North Star ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • Batavia alderman seeks council reduction

    BATAVIA – More than 20 years ago, Batavia’s rapid population growth triggered a state statute that increased the size of the city council to 14 member ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • Batavia panel votes down proposal for Shell station

    BATAVIA – A proposal for donut drive-thru service at a Batavia gasoline station has been rejected by city planners who would not glaze over the numero ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:34 pm
  • Former Hideaway property awaits liquor license decision

    GENEVA – The Casiello family’s plans to open a restaurant in the former Al Capone’s Hideaway and Steakhouse property remain at a standstill as it awai ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Kane County Board backs raises despite member's concern

    GENEVA – Nearly a dozen directors within Kane County government – many of whom got 5 percent raises the last two years – will get another boost in the ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • Participants sought for St. Charles’ Citizens Police Academy

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department is seeking participants for its annual Citizens Police Academy, according to a news release.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • Elburn trustees deny village administrator’s resignation

    ELBURN – Erin Willrett remains Elburn’s village administrator, at least for now.Elburn trustees, by ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • Batavia facing up to river shore erosion

    The waters of the Fox River are eroding the Batavia shoreline, presenting the community with a challenge it could not ignore.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 7:34 pm
  • McNally’s earns initial support for liquor license

    ST. CHARLES – A “crown jewel” of downtown St. Charles is one step closer to reopening.In committee, ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Lauzen announces re-election bid for Kane County Board chairman

    GENEVA – Standing before a roomful of supporters, Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen on Tuesday formally announced his bid for re-election.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • St. Charles encourages public to attend meeting about strategic plan

    ST. CHARLES – The city is encouraging the public to attend a meeting Tuesday night that will feature updates to its strategic plan, according to a St. ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 6:14 am
  • Elburn's village administrator to resign

    ELBURN – The agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Elburn Village Board includes an item to “consider and approve” the resignation of Village Adminis ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • St. Charles Public Library works toward improvements years after failed referendum

    ST. CHARLES – When voters five years ago denied a $35 million referendum for the St. Charles Public Library, the facility missed an opportunity to nea ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 9:31 am