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  • Traffic pattern to be switched on LaFox Road

    This week, traffic will be switched from the east side of LaFox Road to the new pavement along the west side of the road (between Campton Hills Road a ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • District 303 middle schools to close early because of heat, humidity

    ST. CHARLES – Because of today's expected heat and humidity, students at Haines and Thompson middle schools, in St. Charles School District 303, will ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Interim superintendent likely to be named tonight in Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE – An interim superintendent is expected to be named at tonight's Kaneland School District 302 Board meeting at Kaneland Harter Middle Scho ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • ‘Wonka’ cast takes last bow in Batavia

    BATAVIA – For at least one 11-year-old Sugar Grove boy this summer, the script of “Willy Wonka Jr.” was bedtime reading.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Daddio's Diner owner takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    BATAVIA – Even though Daddio's Diner owner Scott Beltran knew that Daddio's employee James Wolff was about to dump a bucket of ice cold water over his ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Music Matters moves into former Louise White School in Batavia

    BATAVIA – The former Louise White School has a new life as a school of music. In June, Music Matters ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:15 am
  • Annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend event set

    ST. CHARLES – The third annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend is set to host live jazz music from Sept. 11 to 14 in downtown St. Charles.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Sugar Grove man killed in crash near Prestbury subdivision

    SUGAR GROVE - The man killed in a fatal crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Sugar Grove has been identified as Rodger Lambert, 73, of the 300 bl ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • North Aurora police to conduct safety checks

    NORTH AURORA – The North Aurora Police Department will conduct roadside safety checks at various locations within the village of North Aurora beginnin ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Geneva ranked 3rd-safest town in Illinois

    GENEVA – The city of Geneva was ranked third among the top 10 safest communities in Illinois, according to a real estate brokerage company’s rating sy ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • St. Charles motorcycle ride to aid Loop Rock Girl recover from Lyme disease

    ST. CHARLES – Fox River Harley-Davidson, at 131 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, will host a charity ride on Sept. 7 for an employee’s cousin who is suff ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Trial set for woman charged in Batavia murder

    A jury trial is set to begin on Jan. 12 for a woman charged in a stabbing death at the Batavia Apartments complex.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Messenger library’s youth services department to receive upgrade

    NORTH AURORA – Work will soon begin on a renovation of Messenger Public Library’s youth services department.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Government agencies explain purchases of giveaway items

    Visitors to the Kane County Coroner’s Office might see something they likely wouldn’t expect – plastic red eggs filled with Silly Putty.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Batavia man sentenced to six years for identity theft

    BATAVIA – A Batavia man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 8:09 am
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