| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:54 PM
A Batavia state football championship first, a new mayor for St. Charles, April floods and more dominated the talk in the Tri-Cities area in 2013. Here's a look at some of the region's top news stories.
Kane County judge rules in favor of District 303...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Batavia police are searching for a missing mentally disabled man last seen boarding an Amtrak train in Champaign on Monday morning.
Peter Maloney, 68, of Batavia, was visiting family in Champaign and boarded a train to Chicago around 10:14 a.m.,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:03 PM
A Sycamore man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence during what prosecutors called a “gut-wrenching” chain-reaction crash that killed an 11-year-old boy.
Benjamin J. Black, 29, of the 500 block of Sparkhayes Drive, could...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:05 AM
St. Charles East girls volleyball coach Jennie Kull won't complain that her 500th career victory at the school arrived sooner than she expected.
With four key players back from last season's Class 4A sectional semifinalist, the Saints finished 31-7...
| Nov 7, 2013
Batavia officials have deemed their "crime-free" rental housing program a success, and have decided to expand, rename and make it permanent.
Started as a pilot program in 2011, the program called for landlords of buildings with 10 or more units to be...
| Oct 28, 2013
When Kane County Farm Bureau Manager Steve Arnold came up with the idea of donating a million meals to area food banks, some doubted it could be done.
"We were looking for a project or activity to not only highlight our centennial year, but some of...
| Sep 17, 2013
As the emerald ash borer decimates the city's ash tree population, Des Plaines aldermen have rejected an ordinance proposal that would have allowed city staff members to inspect -- and possibly remove at the owner's expense -- trees on private property...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Faced with an ongoing battle against an invasive beetle that threatens to devastate the city's ash tree population, Des Plaines officials want to allow city staff to inspect -- and possibly remove at the owner's expense -- trees on private property...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:35 PM
A Batavia man was fatally shot by Kane County Sheriff's Deputies after the man pointed a rifle at the officers this morning, officials said.
Police were called to the man's home after the 52-year-old man from unincorporated Batavia Township was making...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The man fatally shot Monday morning by a Kane County sheriff's deputy after he allegedly pointed a rifle at the officers has been officially identified.
According to a release from Kane County Coroner Rob Russell, the man is 52-year-old Luke Bulzak of...
| Jun 23, 2013
When Gareng Deng pleaded guilty in 2009 to killing an Aurora counseling center worker, the Sudanese immigrant was sentenced to 35 years in prison, seemingly bringing an end to the yearslong legal saga.
But this month an appeals court vacated Deng's plea...