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  • Chit Chat: Elgin native wins Emmy for work on ‘Shark Tank’

    Elgin native Heather M. Dreiling’s work is seen by millions of television viewers a week. Dreiling i ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ex-Geneva streets superintendent keeps up with restitution payments

    GENEVA – Stephen LeMaire, a former Geneva streets and fleet superintendent who pleaded guilty in 2012 to theft charges, has kept up his restitution pa ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Batavia Public Library Director receives Chamber award

    BATAVIA – Batavia Public Library Director George Scheetz is this year's winner of the Donna Dallesasse Award.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Batavia officials discuss what to do with crumbling dam

    BATAVIA – City officials are taking another look at what to do with the crumbling dam, which is located just north of the Batavia Riverwalk in downtow ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:03 am
  • Batavia’s Honey-Jam Cafe set to reopen

    BATAVIA – The Honey-Jam Cafe, at 521 N. Randall Road in Batavia, is set to reopen in November after the restaurant was closed for almost a year.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Homeward bound: Paddlers reflect on 69-day voyage

    Sixty-nine days was the length of the trip, and surreal was the word used to describe the moment when Aurora residents Nolan McClelland, 22, and Pete ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Protesters press Hultgren to debate opponent

    GENEVA – A group of about 20 people picketed Wednesday afternoon at the Geneva office of U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, protesting because he h ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Motorist charged after fleeing traffic stop in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A 23-year-old Schaumburg man faces a felony charge, as well as several lesser charges, after leaving a traffic stop in St. Charles early ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Poverty simulation event set at Northern Illinois Food Bank

    GENEVA – Northern Illinois Food Bank has planned a Community Action Poverty Simulation. Participants will take on the role of a business and interact ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Elburn Lions Club’s literacy book drive set

    ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club wants to put the unused books of area residents to good use.Club memb ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • DuKane ABATE Toy and Food Run set to help local charities

    BATAVIA – Judy Kaenel, president of the DuKane Chapter of ABATE of Illinois, knows how organizations like Elburn Food Pantry, Batavia Interfaith Food ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 7:12 am
  • Carl Fischer chosen as new Batavia 1st Ward alderman

    BATAVIA – Carl Fischer was selected Tuesday as the new 1st Ward alderman on the Batavia City Council.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 7:14 am
  • County school leaders, legislators slam SB16 at forum

    ST. CHARLES – A Senate bill that proposes changes in the way local school districts are funded did not get any support Tuesday at a forum at St. Charl ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • ‘She’s touched a lot of lives’: Elburn girl survives despite severe birth defects

    ELBURN – When Luellen Seals found out she was pregnant again at age 40, she already was raising two young girls, a 3-month-old and a 3-year-old. But t ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Batavia approves electric rate study

    BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council on Monday approved an electric rate study that will help the city with long-term planning.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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