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  • Science & Art Fair: 8 photos

    The Batavia Public Library hosted the second annual Science & Art Fair on Jan. 28. ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 2:14 pm
  • The Butler triplets: 8 photos

    The Butler family of Elburn recently welcomed triplets Thomas, Isla and Declan. ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:11 pm
  • 6 brilliant B&B experiences across Northern Illinois

    Galena and Chicago aren’t the only places to find great bed-and-breakfast experiences in northern Illinois. Visitors seeking unique and luxurious lodg ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:55 pm
  • Pass the popcorn: A theater room and 24 other photos of this $749,900 St. Charles home for sale

    Check out what you can get for $749,900 in St. Charles in our luxury home of the week. ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Batavia native Jonathan Rudy to guest star in symphony concert

    BATAVIA – It will be a musical homecoming on two fronts for Batavia native Jonathan Rudy, an award-winning organist who will guest star for the first ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • New Ice Age exhibit launched at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    ST. CHARLES – A new exhibit at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles, will make its official debut at a ribbon-cuttin ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • St. Charles Episcopal Church welcomes new rector

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Episcopal Church has a new rector, the Rev. Stacy Walker. She celebrated her first service at St. Charles Episcopal on Jan. ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:51 am
  • Batavia working to fix drainage problems

    BATAVIA – The soggy memories of a torrential rainstorm that hit Batavia more than a year ago have not drained away yet. The city of Batavia is prepari ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:50 pm
  • St. Charles resident dies in Randall Road crash

    A St. Charles resident has died after the car he was driving crashed into an electric pole. At appr ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 4:34 pm
  • Batavia VFW replaces parade with picnic

    BATAVIA – A 42-year-old patriotic tradition will return in changed fashion this spring, following an announcement by the Batavia VFW that the annual L ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:45 pm
  • St. Charles couple shares love of art

    ST. CHARLES – Ken and Janet Wickham are married to each other and are both artists. But they are their own separate artists. Ken is a landscape photog ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Batavia aldermen OK Shodeen plan without reduction in scope

    BATAVIA – Batavia city aldermen have approved zoning variances for the One Washington Place downtown redevelopment plan without any reduction in the s ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • D-303 Early Childhood Program named Award of Excellence winner

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles School District 303 Early Childhood Program has been designated by the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center named a Smithsonian Affiliate

    AURORA – The Smithsonian Institution has granted the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University affiliate status, making possible new opportunities for c ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Batavia police reports

    • Juan C. Moreno, 34, of the 600 block of South Jackson Street, Aurora, was charged Jan. 26 with driving with a revoked license and operating an unins ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am