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  • St. Charles East grad to study mechanical engineering in Pennsylvania

    ST. CHARLES – Eighteen-year-old Adam Finke’s fondness for problem solving might just lead to new solutions to old problems someday.
    May 18, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Mooseheart graduate sets sights on the Navy

    Kamryn Kolb doesn’t know what exactly sparked her interest in pursuing a career in the Navy.Maybe it ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Plans for brewpub in North Aurora set to move ahead

    NORTH AURORA – Plans for a proposed brewpub in the village are moving ahead.Village trustees on Mon ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • District 300 teacher, of Geneva, charged with sexual assault

    A former middle school teacher in Carpentersville-based School District 300, who lives in Geneva, was charged with having sexual contact with a minor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Axe throwing, log cutting to be featured in new festival

    BATAVIA – Growing up in upstate New York, Eric Klein learned a lot about chopping up and cutting wood at his family's cottage.
    May 22, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • More than 4,000 attend Gardenology in downtown Geneva

    GENEVA – An event Saturday about all things gardening brought about four times more people to downtown Geneva than it did last year, one of its organi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Weather cancels Garfield Farm's Rare Breeds Show May 17

    CAMPTON HILLS – The Rare Breeds Show scheduled for Sunday at Garfield Farm Museum has been canceled due to the expected inclement weather, according t ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:02 am
  • Geneva McDonald's reopens after Saturday morning fire

    GENEVA – The McDonald's restaurant on Geneva's west side re-opened for business Saturday afternoon after a morning fire shut it down for most of the d ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • One airlifted, two others injured after Route 25 crash in Batavia

    BATAVIA – The exact condition of a patient airlifted after a crash Saturday in Batavia was not specified Monday, but Batavia police officials did conf ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Suicide Prevention Services providing a place to turn

    BATAVIA – Suicide Prevention Services hotline volunteer Kim Vadner listened carefully as the caller talked about struggling with depression and anxiet ...
    May 16, 2015 - 7:59 am
  • Local governments ask residents’ help to fight state tax cuts

    GENEVA – Geneva, which faces a $1 million income loss if the state cuts its shared income tax revenue by half, is among the municipalities that have o ...
    May 16, 2015 - 7:58 am
  • Report: Campton Hills among country’s safest cities

    CAMPTON HILLS – Campton Hills is yet again being recognized for being a safe community.The village r ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Batavia officials participate in WGN’s ‘Battle of the ’Burbs’

    BATAVIA – Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke lip-synced to a song, and Batavia MainStreet Executive Director Joi Cuartero donned an inflatable sumo costume F ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Good Natured: Back to the future with the hoppers

    I’m not sure who started the trend, or when. But over the past year or so, primarily on Facebook and other social media, I’ve seen several instances o ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Beth Fowler School of Dance planning open house events

    ST. CHARLES – The Beth Fowler School of Dance this weekend is celebrating 31 years in business and a move to a new location in St. Charles.
    May 15, 2015 - 8:45 pm