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  • Santa's House: 6 photos

    Santa welcomed visitors to downtown St. Charles and his Santa's House in First Street Plaza Nov. 26.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm
  • Batavia homes to vie for holiday decorating prizes

    BATAVIA – Channel your inner Clark Griswold and show your holiday spirit, invites the Batavia Park District, which presents its third annual Holiday H ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Salvaged Heart in Batavia home to vintage and contemporary treasures

    BATAVIA – Room after room of collectibles, home decor and Christmas items, antiques, jewelry and other treasures await at The Salvaged Heart, which ha ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • 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
  • Weekend 5: Pop culture icons, Dickens, maritime music among top picks

    LEE MURDOCK'S 'CHRISTMAS SHIP'WHERE: Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main St., LombardWHEN: 7:30 p.m. No ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Lottery set for tuition-free preschool in Batavia

    BATAVIA – ​Families with children who will be turning 3 and 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2017, and who reside within the boundaries of Batavia Public Schoo ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Elburn fire district issues holiday safety tips

    ELBURN – The Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District is again participating in the "Keep the Wreath Red" program for the holiday season, accordi ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Abby's Breakfast and Lunch re-opens with more space

    ST. CHARLES – Growing up in St. Charles, the city will always have a special place in Rob Mondi’s heart.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • Batavia to shine in Celebration of Lights Festival

    BATAVIA – The holiday season will be off to a high-wattage start with the Celebration of Lights Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Batavia River ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Santa to attend Batavia Masonic Lodge charity breakfast

    BATAVIA – Families can share a lumberjack breakfast with Santa at a fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 27 that is hosted by the Batavia Masonic Lo ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • Sugar Grove residents remember Beverly Holmes Hughes

    SUGAR GROVE – Nearing the Thanksgiving holiday, many local residents took a moment to reflect on how thankful they were to have known North Aurora res ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Waubonsee kicks off holiday season with music concerts

    Happiness and holiday cheer – in the form of music – will be apparent throughout the month of December at Waubonsee Community College from six groups, ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights event to signal Santa’s arrival

    MOOSEHEART – Established as a family tradition in 2010, Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights celebration returns for its seventh annual show with new displays ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:31 am
  • 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
  • Batavia police reports

    • Ian A. Pickett, 27, of the 2200 block of Wynwood Lane, Aurora, was arrested Nov. 2 for driving with a blood alcohol content more than 0.08 on South ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:18 pm