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December 19, 2014
Thumbs-up to a tradition of giving by young people in the Tri-Cities area. Although a complete list of such good deeds certainly would be extensive, this specific salute honors two groups – students at Grace McWayne Elementary School in Batavia, as well as those involved in the St. Charles North and East drill teams’ annual Kick-A-Thon event.
December 18, 2014
By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com
World Class Challenge will be on Saturday
By KEVIN DRULEY - kdruley@shawmedia.com
St. Charles East still is dealing with a season-opening spate of injuries that includes veteran senior Ramon Lopez (160 pounds) and a pair of other starters.
By VINNIE DUBER - editorial@kcchronicle.com
Logan Arlis had to get back to the mat. Because this is it.
ST. CHARLES – Senior Kyra Washington led the St. Charles East girls basketball team’s effort in Thursday’s 58-28 rout of Upstate Eight Conference River Division foe West Chicago, but she wasn’t the only one contributing.
By ASHLEY SLOBODA - asloboda@shawmedia.com
GENEVA – For the last several years, Kane County has been working to build an “information highway” – a fiber optic network that officials hope to build upon.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
BATAVIA – Ron Rechenmacher might decide as soon as next week whether he will run for both the Batavia City Council and the Batavia School Board in the April 7 consolidated election.
• About $360 was reported stolen from a purse in a 2006 Hyundai in the 2S800 block of Thorncrest Lane, Batavia Township, on Thursday, Dec. 11. The victim told police her vehicle might have been unlocked.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
Contest held Thursday at Lincoln Inn Banquets
December 17, 2014
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
Man pleads guilty to felony armed violence
By ASHLEY SLOBODA - asloboda@shawmedia.com
GENEVA – Applying for jobs in Kane County government is about to get easier.
By CHARLES MENCHACA - cmenchaca@shawmedia.com
Planning to make big lifestyle changes in 2015? Local fitness experts said waiting until Jan. 1 isn’t necessary.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
Zwemke now leads Kaneland Harter Middle School
By DENISE CARTINA - editorial@kcchronicle.com
My bedroom is taken over by an army of lovable stuffed snowmen with silly red and green colored hats and cookie-decorated scarves. But oh, I don’t mind it one bit. 
By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com
ELGIN – Batavia forward Chasen Peez went wild in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, scoring 18 points in the final 8 minutes of the Bulldogs’ Upstate Eight Conference River game at Larkin.
December 16, 2014
In the name of civility, there's no need for "NO BOYS ALLOWED" signs at Batavia girls basketball practices.
December 15, 2014
By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com
OSWEGO – The Batavia girls basketball team has come to rely heavily on Bethany Orman’s ball-handling.
By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com
AURORA – Bragging rights prosper for a far greater time than either team’s commute when it comes to the Aurora Central Catholic-Rosary girls basketball rivalry.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
Monday was first day to file petitions
December 14, 2014
By CHARLES MENCHACA - cmenchaca@shawmedia.com
BATAVIA – Geneva resident Kevin Russell made many children and adults happy on Sunday by wearing a full Santa outfit on the Fox River Trail.
December 13, 2014
By DEREK WOLFF – editorial@kcchronicle.com
BATAVIA – When your starting five is on the court for less than five minutes in the second half, things are typically going well.
December 12, 2014
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
Court denies IHSA’s emergency motion
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
BATAVIA – For the second consecutive year, Batavia High School’s music program has received national recognition.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
BATAVIA – Grace McWayne Elementary School third-grader Emmett Shields said he hopes the board game he packed Friday will help make Christmas a little brighter for a needy child.
December 11, 2014
By KEVIN DRULEY - kdruley@shawmedia.com
Geneva players spread the credit for the Vikings' 6-0 start, never ceasing to point to someone else.
By KEVIN DRULEY - kdruley@shawmedia.com
Batavia wrestling coach Scott Bayer planned to devote much of this week’s pre- and post-practice addresses to the concept of unlocking potential.
By AL LAGATTOLLA - alagattolla@shawmedia.com
ST. CHARLES – Bryan Moss said he understands the holiday season can be difficult for those who recently have lost a loved one. It’s a reason that, every year, the Moss-Norris Funeral Home welcomes guests to its annual service of remembrance.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
School board members updated Thursday about project
By ASHLEY SLOBODA - asloboda@shawmedia.com
Jarrod Buxton, who spent 10 years teaching sixth-grade language arts at Haines Middle School in St. Charles, wasn’t necessarily looking for a job change.
By KARA SILVA ksilva@shawmedia.com
Restaurants that allow diners to bring own wine, beer becoming more common?
December 10, 2014
Right now, it’s all about paying attention to detail.
• Residents in the 46W900 block of Elm Street, Kaneville, reported Saturday, Nov. 22, that about $60 in coins and several pieces of jewelry – including earrings totaling $700 and a high school class ring valued at $100 – were taken from their bedroom.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
City to hire company that hosts Geneva’s website
By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - editorial@kcchronicle.com
BATAVIA – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on Wednesday announced the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2015, which preserves federal funding for scientific research and development programs that support work at both Fermilab in Batavia and Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont.
December 9, 2014
By KEVIN DRULEY - kdruley@shawmedia.com
BATAVIA – A quick glance at the scoreboard midway through the first quarter offered more than a hint about which team would win Tuesday’s girls basketball game between Batavia and Streamwood.
By ERIC SCHELKOPF - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com
Full City Council will vote on request Monday

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