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  • Meitzler appointment to Batavia council means head start on April election

    BATAVIA – Elliot Meitzler had been planning to run for a seat on the Batavia City Council in next April’s municipal election, but now he’s getting a h ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Batavia OKs $300,000 property tax hike

    BATAVIA – City aldermen have approved a $300,000 increase in the property tax levy for next year, but Batavia homeowners probably will feel little if ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • St. Charles police reports

    • Nicole K. Wiesner, 24, of the 200 block of North Tyler Road, St. Charles, was charged Nov. 27 with two counts of domestic battery.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Former resident creates diabetes management tool

    ST. CHARLES – When her oldest son, David, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2011, former St. Charles resident Elizabeth Lappin-Sacco’s life was suddenly ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Cluchey named new chief of Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District

    ELBURN – The Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District’s new chief, Joseph M. Cluchey, is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the comm ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • Critic’s Choice: A modern riff on Dickens’ holiday classic

    ST. CHARLES – One thing theater-goers can be certain of: Steel Beam Theatre’s cast in “The Ultimate Christmas Carol” knows how to have fun.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • Geneva man needs transplant

    GENEVA – Kevin Warfel was born 25 years ago with a congenital heart condition – a single ventricle, or pump, instead of the required two.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Liquor licensees still barred from holding city office in Geneva

    GENEVA – In a dramatic split vote that included the mayor, the Geneva City Council did not vote Dec. 5 to allow liquor license holders to serve as ald ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • Cougar stadium renamed Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva

    GENEVA – Representatives from the Kane County Cougars and Northwestern Medicine celebrated the renaming of the Cougars home stadium to Northwestern Me ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Winfield's hospital agreement based on sales tax loss

    Winfield Village President Erik Spande said the village’s agreement with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital for a $900,000 grant each year ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • Geneva mayoral hopeful Simonian eyes Delnor's property tax exemption

    GENEVA – As part of his bid to run for mayor of Geneva, 5th Ward Alderman Tom Simonian said Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital should pay the city ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • The historic "Fargo Estate" is for sale in Geneva. Here are 28 photos of the $2.75 million home.

    Listed on Zillow: The "Fargo Estate" in Geneva. Listed price: $2,750,000. Estimated mortgage: $10,657 per month. 4 beds, 8 baths, 8,216 square feet. C ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Electric Christmas Parade winners announced

    ST. CHARLES – Holiday Homecoming in St. Charles took place Nov. 25 and 26. The two-day event featured the Lighting of the Lights Ceremony, sleigh ride ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Maple Park equine center features reindeer pony

    MAPLE PARK – The Illinois Equine Humane Center on Dec. 3 was paid a visit by old St. Nick himself, as well as his favorite reindeer, Cody.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • North student helps lead charity event

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North High School senior Claire Miller led an effort to stage a community-wide service event on Nov. 6.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:39 am