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  • Petition filed to scuttle Batavia home rule

    BATAVIA – A referendum question asking Batavia voters if they want the city to retain its home-rule powers may, or may not, appear on the April 4 ball ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Weekend 5: Music, birding, interactive arts, All-Canada Show on tap

    SWEET REMINDERWHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. CharlesWHEN: 2 p.m. Jan. 8COST ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:19 pm
  • Looking Ahead: Sugar Grove attracting new development this year

    SUGAR GROVE – The village of Sugar Grove has had several advancements when it comes to the number of retail stores offered to its residents. Two new g ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Looking Ahead: St. Charles has mix of development on the way

    ST. CHARLES – Residential, commercial and industrial development is on the docket for St. Charles in 2017, with numerous projects in various stages of ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Looking ahead: Elburn to continue to see growth in 2017, stormwater system modernized

    ELBURN – The village of Elburn will see a continuation of the growth beginning to take place again after the yearslong hiatus since 2008, Village Pres ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Looking Ahead: Batavia eyes energetic 2017

    BATAVIA – The City of Energy is expected to live up to its motto in 2017, with intensive development activity in both the public and private sectors.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • Looking ahead: Geneva to see economic development at forefront of 2017

    GENEVA – The city of Geneva will see financial and strategic progress in 2017, Mayor Kevin Burns said.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Looking Ahead: Campton Hills to see economic development in 2017

    CAMPTON HILLS – The first thing on the minds of Campton Hills officials in 2017 is finances, Village President Harry Blecker said.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Face Time with Sara Terzich

    Crestwood resident Sara Terzich, 23, was at 3rd Ward Batavia Alderman Dan Chanzit’s potluck dinner when she answered questions for the Kane County Chr ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:30 pm
  • Author who chronicled brother's decline from head trauma to speak in Geneva

    GENEVA – The Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series will host Jim Proebstle, who will speak on “Unintended Impact: One Athlete’s Journey From Concus ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • Geneva police reports

    • Benjamin M. Williams, 26, of the 1200 block of Pomeroy Court, St Charles, was charged Dec. 16 with DUI, improper lane use and driving without insura ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 pm
  • Murder Mystery Night to take place at Hickory Knolls

    ST. CHARLES – Murder, mayhem and ... musk oxen?When a new Ice Age exhibit is installed at a nature c ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:41 pm
  • Cop injured; Geneva man faces felonies

    GENEVA – A 31-year-old Geneva man was charged with two felonies in connection with resisting arrest that resulted in injuries to an officer, police an ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Kane County Sheriff’s reports

    • A house in the 42W500 block of Star Lane in Sugar Grove Township was burglarized Dec. 21. Jewelry and four handguns valued at $6,350 were reported t ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • Student raising money for wheelchair-accessible van

    ST. CHARLES – After high school, Drew Soule told his parents he needed to get out on his own.While t ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:40 pm