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Construction to begin on path along Kirk Road from Pine Street to Mesa Lane in Batavia

Construction is set to begin the week of April 1 on the multi-use path along the west side of Kirk Road from Pine Street to Mesa Lane in Batavia, resulting in possible single lane road closures of southbound Kirk Road.


Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers restaurant to open in Batavia

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, a fast-food restaurant serving up mainly chicken fingers, is coming to the Randall Road corridor. Construction is expected to get underway soon on the business at the corner of Randall Road and McKee Street in Batavia. Scott Buening, community development director for


Two candidates seek Batavia 4th ward, 4-year term seat

BATAVIA – Two candidates are running for an open seat representing the 4th Ward on the Batavia City Council in the April 2 election. Susan “Suz” Alderson and Joe Knopp are seeking a four-year-term on the council to replace Alderman Susan Stark, who after serving two terms decided not to seek re-elec


23 Batavia faculty members dismissed because of cutbacks

BATAVIA – Declining student enrollment in Batavia School District 101 is producing casualties in the faculty ranks. The Batavia School Board on March 19 approved the honorable dismissal of 21 teachers, along with a social worker and a speech pathologist, effective May 31.


Shullo challenges Malay in Batavia

BATAVIA – Fourth Ward Alderman Tony Malay was appointed to the Batavia City Council a year-and-a-half ago, when he was selected by the council from among several applicants to take the place of an alderman who had resigned.


Police: Aurora man found asleep behind wheel charged with DUI

Angel Valle, 18, 400 block of South Indian Trail, Aurora, was charged with aggravated drunken driving, possession of between 30 and 500 grams of marijuana and driving on a suspended/revoked license at 2:38 a.m. Thursday near Galena Boulevard and Reimers Drive, Aurora police said. Valle was also char


Return of pelicans to Kane County 'a big deal' for bird lovers

Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels had a morning recently that was one for the birds. “I got this e-blast message from this neighborhood posting site Nextdoor.com that the pelicans were back,” Michels said. “They were back at the lake in the Prestbury subdivision and I had to go see them.”


Sex offender charged in sex assault of college student abducted at gunpoint in Bloomingdale, police say

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (WLS) -- A convicted sex offender was charged with several felonies after he allegedly abducted a 21-year-old college student from a Bloomingdale parking lot and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint.


DeKalb County Assistant State's Attorney murdered in alleged domestic attack in Wisconsin

Beaver Dam, Wis. - A woman murdered in Central Wisconsin over the weekend has ties to the Stateline. According to the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office, 30-year-old Stacia Hollinshead was shot in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.


NAPERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Residents Encouraged to Attend Burglary Prevention Forums

Naperville Police Department issued the following announcement on March 21. The Naperville Police Department is offering residents two opportunities this month to learn first-hand from police department staff how to safeguard their possessions from would-be burglars. Residents who attend either of t


Campton Hills Police Department investigating death of woman

CAMPTON HILLS – The Campton Hills Police Department and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death of a woman on March 24. At about 6:56 a.m. March 24, officers from the Campton Hills Police Department and the Kane County Sheriff's Office responded to the 40W600 block of Wil


2 Dead After Gary Homicide, Police Seek Help Locating Suspects

CHICAGO (CBS)– A surveillance camera captured video of two men near the scene of a double murder in Gary, Indiana on Saturday night. Now, police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating the men.


Michael Avenatti charged with extortion, bank and wire fraud

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have charged Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. He has been placed under arrest. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Batavia Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

BATAVIA, IL — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flood Warning for your area, beginning Sunday at 10:38 am and ending Wednesday at 8:00 pm. You can read more info from the National Weather Service here.


Former personal assistant admits identify theft from Geneva attorney

A 39-year-old Bartlett man has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from his 2017 arrest for stealing $75,000 from a Geneva attorney while working as his personal assistant.


$1 million-winning Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – If you purchased a Powerball ticket in Illinois you could be a new millionaire. A Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing was sold in the state that matched the five white balls, winning $1 million. The winning numbers were 24, 25, 52, 60, 66 and the Powerball was 05.


Batavia: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

BATAVIA, IL — When you're in the market for some new digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be an exhausting task. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.


Sugar Grove village officials promise to make changes after Crown Development debacle

SUGAR GROVE – The next time a company comes into Sugar Grove looking to present a development to the community, the approach the village takes will have to be much different than it was for Heartland Recycling and Crown Community Development.


Local Baker Crafts 'Aurora Strong' Cookies To Thank Cops

AURORA, IL — Members of the Aurora Police Department had a big smile on their faces Friday as they noshed on customized "Aurora Strong" cookies to help them stay fueled for a day of fighting crime. Some of the cookies, which were baked and donated by Sweetly Made Crafts, said "thank you," others bor


1-year-old shot, mother killed and father critically injured in West Pullman shooting

CHICAGO -- One person is dead, and two others, including a one-year-old boy, are wounded after a shooting on Chicago’s Far South Side. The husband, wife and their son were sitting in a parked vehicle around 1 a.m. Monday at 117th and Laflin in the West Pullman neighborhood.