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  • Kane County's $2M budget gap narrows to $800,000

    GENEVA – Kane County officials have a three-week deadline to make about $800,000 in cuts from next year’s proposed general fund budget, Executive Fina ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • 'It could have been way worse': No injuries in St. Charles house fire

    ST. CHARLES – Barefoot, Mary Popiel on Wednesday afternoon stood outside her St. Charles home, which just moments before had been on fire.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Johnny Rivers to perform hits at the Arcada Theatre

    Johnny Rivers’ distinct guitar playing on the song “Secret Agent Man” helped make the song a hit. Ri ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Cadence, Northwestern merger begins Sept. 1

    The merger between Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is finalized, the organizations announced today in a joint news release.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • St. Charles backyard chicken coop catches fire; house damaged

    ST. CHARLES – A house on the city's south side sustained damage Wednesday when a backyard chicken coop caught fire, St. Charles Fire Chief Joe Schelst ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Search for Kaneland interim superintendent renewed

    MAPLE PARK – The search for an interim superintendent has been renewed at Kaneland School District 302, and a special board meeting is set for 6 p.m. ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • The Office owner plans to reopen soon after fire

    ST. CHARLES – A fire early Wednesday morning left The Office Dining & Spirits uninhabitable for the time being, but owner Sean Williams said he hopes ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Batavia School District 101 unveils recognition program

    Batavia Public School District 101 and the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence on Tuesday announced a new BPS Hall of Honor recognition prog ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Batavia School Board continues to refine list of referendum projects

    BATAVIA – Batavia School Board members continue to hash out what specific projects would be funded if voters in November approve the district’s plan t ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Toilet Bowl Challenge event flush with popularity

    MAPLE PARK – Now in its 10th year, the Toilet Bowl Challenge has become a signature event at the Maple Park Fun Fest, which is being held Saturday thr ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Kane County looks to health insurance for potential savings

    GENEVA – As Kane County works to whittle down a projected budget gap for next year, its elected officials are looking toward the potential cost saving ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Waubonsee approves $67M spending plan

    SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College recently approved a $67 million spending plan for 2014-15, officials said.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Tri-Cities housing market shows overall growth

    Sales of traditional properties were up in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles in July, while sales of distressed properties decreased, according to the l ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Roskam speaks on issues to chamber lunch crowd

    ST. CHARLES – Trying to dispel the idea that nobody agrees with anybody in Washington, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, said Tuesday Democrats and R ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Top Table restaurant to open in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A restaurant offering American cuisine with a twist plans to open early next month, its owner said.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:18 am
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