| Nov 25, 2013
News briefs from Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia.
Helping tornado victims
The city is collecting donations for residents of Washington, Ill., left homeless after the tornadoes swept though the town on Nov. 17. Donations can be dropped off...
| Nov 20, 2013
Though few Batavia residents participated in a public workshop last week to discuss housing development in the city, those who attended said the discussion was a productive beginning to envisioning the city's future.
The Batavia workshop was the second...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help:
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
| Nov 18, 2013
Geneva would provide a fraction of its power from a solar array built on the east side of the city under a plan being considered by aldermen.
A private solar company put forth the plan after city council members voted earlier this year to walk away from...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Geneva residents and elected officials gathered at a workshop recently to discuss what kinds of housing development or redevelopment they'd like to see in their neighborhoods given that the city could see several thousand new households within the next 30...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Route 31 in Geneva could be reduced from four lanes to two, with bicycle lanes added to the sides, under a proposal that aldermen recently voted to advance.
Their vote did not approve the "road diet," as the project has been referred to, but it does...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A St. Charles parent has filed a lawsuit against St. Charles School District 303 and another student's parents after she said her son was injured as a result of being allowed to play near a boy that had bullied him.
A woman and her son are listed as...
| Nov 5, 2013
As parents in the Tri-Cities begin to digest the declining scores on statewide exams, school officials say the numbers don't reflect a key marker – whether schools are adequately preparing kids for college.
According to the school report card data...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Several suburban mayors in the Fox Valley recently signed a letter urging state legislators to pass a law legalizing same-sex marriage during the fall veto session.
The letter, written by Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and released last week by the gay...
| Nov 4, 2013
News briefs from Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Kane County.
Band starts up
Practice begins this week for a new community band for adults in Batavia. The band will perform at various holiday and special city events throughout the year....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:49 AM
A 23-year-old Hinckley woman died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday in Kane County.
According to a press release from the Kane County Sheriff's Office, Kelly Morsch was driving a 2012 Ford Focus eastbound on Route 38 west of Meredith Road between Elburn and...