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  • Slice of Life: Kane forest preserve officers work to keep residents and natural areas safe

    Rick Splittgerber’s job could take him from Wasco to Algonquin on an ATV one day, and then have him pulling over a suspected drunken driver at the Jon ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Friends of Fabyan planning dedication of bench at Japanese Garden

    GENEVA – A stone bench has been installed at the Japanese Garden in the Fabyan Forest Preserve in memory of Susan Odt Leung.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Geneva's economic development director leaving for job in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Geneva's economic development director is making the jump to DeKalb, where she'll lead efforts to attract businesses and foster development.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Peck Farm Park paver projects set to move forward

    GENEVA – The Geneva Park District Board of Commissioners approved bids totaling $378,500 to complete the courtyard brick paver project and the permeab ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Naperville man charged in Aurora air traffic control center fire

    A Naperville man is charged with setting fire to a Federal Aviation Administration air route traffic control center in Aurora. Brian Howard, 36, 1307 ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Trial set for January in Batavia murder case

    A jury trial is still set to begin on Jan. 12 for a woman charged in a stabbing death at the Batavia Apartments complex.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Sheriff expands drug drop-off to Sugar Grove, Pingree Grove

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez announced a new partnership with the police departments in Sugar Grove and Pingree Grove to provi ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • D-303 School Board mulls synthetic turf at high schools

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles School District 303 Board committee on Thursday discussed a few options for the future of the stadium athletic fields at i ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts in St. Charles holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

    St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and city of St. Charles officials join in cutting the ribbon at O'Reilly Auto Parts, at 1405 W. Main St., St. Charles.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Cupcake company opens St. Charles location

    ST. CHARLES – The second Illinois location of a cupcake shop franchise opened this month in downtown St. Charles.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • Kane County Morgue remodeling underway

    GENEVA – Kane County is getting a renovated morgue, as crews began work this week to gut and remodel it, Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 7:54 am
  • New law requires schools to implement fitness assessments

    Fox Ridge Elementary School physical education teacher Katie Ryan said she doesn’t have to do much to motivate her students to participate in gym clas ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Batavia School District 101 to upgrade website

    BATAVIA – Batavia School District 101 officials want to put a fresh face on the district's website." ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Shooting range gives officers more opportunities to train

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – With the unveiling of its new shooting range Thursday, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office announced a state-of-the-art regional t ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Hatcher celebrates with graduates from Foxy Readers club

    YORKVILLE – State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, recently celebrated with the Class of 2014 graduates of her Foxy Readers Summer Reading Club. The clu ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:28 pm
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