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  • Tour shows off some of Fox Valley's historic sites

    Tour shows off some of Fox Valley's historic sites
    A 5-foot-by-7-foot popcorn shop matters. So does the mid-century brick square that houses Geneva Cleaners. And a grand 1930s house in Wayne. That was the message of the organizers from Preservation Partners of Fox Valley, who hosted a three-hour bus...
  • Residents keep pressure on Geneva officials over electric deal

    Residents keep pressure on Geneva officials over electric deal
    More residents turned up at the Geneva City Council meeting Monday night to urge the aldermen to ask the Illinois attorney general to investigate the city's electric deal with Prairie State. A handful of Geneva residents said they plan to continue to...
  • Batavia, St. Charles police blotter: March 25

    Batavia, St. Charles police blotter: March 25
    The following items were gathered from police reports: Batavia •A 50-year-old Batavia man was cited for criminal trespass to land at Holmstad retirement community, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, on March 11. •A 35-year-old North Aurora man was...
  • Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia

    Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia
    The Batavia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city's sales tax and raise electric rates in an effort to keep its struggling electric utility fund afloat in the coming years. In a 10-4 vote, the council agreed to raise the city's sales...
  • Batavia, Geneva residents demand action on energy contract

    Batavia, Geneva residents demand action on energy contract
    About 60 Batavia and Geneva residents concerned about their cities' investment in a Southern Illinois coal mine gathered Tuesday night in a church basement to brainstorm ideas on how to call attention to what they consider is a rotten deal for their...
  • Four candidates vie for GOP nominee in 50th House race

    The four Republicans vying for the party nomination in the race to replace retiring state Rep. Kay Hatcher share similar positions on almost every issue, including their stated focus – improving Illinois' business climate and economic health....
  • Math-science charter school proposed for Elgin area

    Math-science charter school proposed for Elgin area
    Just over a year after 18 school districts rejected a proposal to create a virtual charter school in the Fox Valley, Elgin-based District U-46 is considering a charter application for a math and science school that would integrate classroom learning...
  • Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park

    Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park
    Bicycling enthusiasts in Highland Park can look forward to trail and sidewalk improvements this summer, as the city continues working on its 18-year plan to improve biking and walking paths. Eventually, Highland Park is hoping to be considered a...
  • Local Voices West: May 29 edition

    Local Voices West: May 29 edition
    Letters to the editor from Naperville, Schaumburg, Batavia and Woodridge. Student debt On the subject of student debt, a recent letter writer commented: "U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says 'this is a big issue for our economy.' How so?" Quite...
  • Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: April 22

    Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: April 22
    The following items were taken from police reports: Lake Zurich •A Lake Zurich resident reported on April 14 that $11,000 in unauthorized charges were made on a credit card. •A 33-year-old Wauconda man was arrested April 14 at 11:31 p.m....
  • TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets

    TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets
    If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below? Check out the Illinois Department of...