| Sep 11, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•After a Sept. 1 altercation at East Benton Avenue and North Washington Street in which he allegedly struck a female, a 22-year-old local man was charged with fighting.
| Jul 10, 2013
News briefs from Batavia, Geneva, Sugar Grove and St. Charles.
Plan Commission may be trimmed
A Batavia City Council committee recently approved reducing the number of Plan Commission members from nine to seven and forgoing formal...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:24 AM
Brian Ewing Beckley, age 83, died on April 26, 2013, at MidMichigan Medical Center Gratiot in Alma, Mich.
Brian was born on April 2, 1930, in Amble, Montcalm County, Mich., to Clifford and Marguerite Northon Beckley. He spent his early years on the...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:03 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Kyle Zimmer, president and chief executive officer of First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need, will be the speaker at the Saint Mary's College commencement May 18.
A total of 385 students will...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The basketball season that carried so much promise and hope came to an end Wednesday night, when the Mooseheart Red Ramblers lost 70-67 to Chicagoland Jewish in a Class A sectional semifinal
The Red Ramblers, led by three towering Sudanese boys, fell...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Although the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease – an illness blamed for the deaths of three Loop hotel guests this summer – was found Thursday in three far west suburban Batavia schools, district officials assured levels were low...
| Aug 29, 2012
Owners of backyard chickens are quick to rattle off the pros of keeping live poultry at home: a regular supply of tastier, healthier eggs, hours of entertainment watching the antics of friendly hens and a chance to experience a seemingly lost way of life....
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:04 PM
A woman who sparked a chain-reaction crash that killed a St. Charles couple and injured a dozen motorcyclists had her prison sentence reduced by a year today.
But the judge who trimmed Alia Bernard’s prison sentence from 7 years to 6 rejected her...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:55 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Veterinarians attending the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior symposium answered a sampling of my readers' questions. The groups met in early August in conjunction with the...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics, which could help unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets.
"We have reached a...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
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...