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  • Garbage truck's fuel leak leads to brief evacuation of Batavia library

    BATAVIA – The lower level of the Batavia Public Library was evacuated Tuesday morning as fire officials responded to reports of an oil spill, accordin ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • St. Charles Mothers Club offering scholarship

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Mothers Club is taking applications for the 2015 Sherry Costello Memorial Scholarship Award.
    March 3, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Kane County Forest Preserve District seeking applicants for various positions

    GENEVA – The Kane County Forest Preserve District is seeking applicants for various seasonal positions, as well as a full-time preserve maintenance wo ...
    March 3, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Note to readers about newspaper delivery

    Due to overnight snow and high winds, many papers are blowing, and delivery may be delayed in your area.
    March 3, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Elburn continues to seek solutions for police pension issue

    ELBURN – Village officials still have few answers regarding the cost of a special election in November to address its police pension issue, but at lea ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • St. Charles cemetery board seeks to add columbarium to its services

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Township Cemetery Board is pursuing construction of a columbarium, a structure of above-ground vaults that would hold 1, ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Botterman sworn in as new Batavia alderman

    BATAVIA – Kevin Botterman was sworn in Monday to fill the vacancy on the Batavia City Council after the recent resignation of 5th Ward Alderman Steve ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Geneva church highlights issues in gay community

    GENEVA – Ben Walker, a social worker who serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community, invited those in a group of 15 to i ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • A booming business: Changing the face of the tattoo industry

    BATAVIA – Elizabeth Doyle didn’t even flinch as Fallen Star Tattoo artist Anthony Burkhead started to tattoo the character Stripe from the movie “Grem ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Jury selection continues in Shadwick King trial

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Jury selection is scheduled to continue Tuesday morning in the trial of a Geneva man charged with first-degree murder.
    March 3, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • 'Tribute to Scout': Thompson Middle School fundraiser honors memory of 9-year-old girl

    ST. CHARLES – When Katie Cantrell had an opportunity to help select an organization to benefit from a “coin war” event at Thompson Middle School, she ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • Geneva library seeks to fill board vacancy

    GENEVA – The Geneva Public Library is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its board caused by the resignation of its former president, Esther Stee ...
    March 2, 2015 - 5:48 pm
  • St. Charles police officer readying for Polar Plunge

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Police Officer Adam Stander is preparing to take the plunge.He plans Satur ...
    March 2, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Kane County residents targeted in IRS scam

    Someone purporting to be an agent with the Internal Revenue Service last week threatened a Kane County man with arrest unless he could provide the age ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Into the Storm: Meteorological spring is underway

    March 1 was the first day of meteorological spring. It is also the official start to storm chasing season. We are starting to enter severe weather sea ...
    March 2, 2015 - 1:26 pm