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France Thanks WW II Veteran In Batavia

(CBS) - It was a recognition 70 years in the making, but the highest honor in all of France was finally bestowed in west suburban Batavia on Wednesday. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole was there when 97-year-old Howard Keskitalo became a Knight in the French Legion of Honor. Batavia's VFW Hall is usually more

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-21 00:21:00

Batavia World War II vet gets French Legion of Honor

Howard Keskitalo, a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army's 388th Bomb Group and 563rd Bomb Squadron, flew 35 missions aboard a B-17 bomber in World War II, including during the D-Day invasion of Normandy in France. And still, the retired Caterpillar man, who will turn 97 next month, was not all that

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:53:12

Batavia Considers Financial Perks For Electric Car Owners

BATAVIA, IL -- Batavia officials are looking into offering a rebate to residents who purchase charger for their plug-in or electric vehicle with the hopes of selling more electricity. The city also hopes the proposed plan would encourage residents to drive vehicles that produce fewer pollutants, the

PATCH - 2017-09-19 19:20:17

Batavia Diner is a family affair

Vines crawl across the ceiling at Batavia Diner - they've been growing from the original plant for seven years. Customers bring in new plants all the time to add to the scenery. That alone makes this place memorable. But the diner also specializes in Mexican food and unusual combinations concocted

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:25:48

Aurora police release photos of shooting suspect

Aurora police on Thursday released photos of a suspect they believe may have been involved in a shooting last month on the city's West Side. The photos, released via Facebook along with a statement from the police department, show a black male with facial hair wearing a white T-shirt and ripped blue

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 23:03:00

Kane County Sheriff: Yes, A Heat Warning In Fall

KANE COUNTY, IL - It may be the first day of fall, but it doesn't feel like it. With high temperatures in the 90's and heat indeces nearing 100, it feels like a hot summer day. The Kane County Sheriff's Office released a notice on their Facebook page, warning residence of the dangers of high tempera

PATCH - 2017-09-22 14:44:05

Has a hurricane ever crossed from the Atlantic to the Pacific or vice versa?

- Diane Matousek, Lake Geneva, Wis. Dear Diane, It hasn't happened often, but records from the National Hurricane Center indicate that since 1923, there have been 23 storms that have moved from one basin to the other. Since the advent of satellite data in the 1960s, this storm behavior has been eas

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-22 00:26:36

Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event

Come and visit us Saturday from 10am to 1pm at Geneva Petco and check out all of our adoptable dogs and puppies that are looking for their very own families! To see all of our available dogs and puppies, please visit www.safehavendogrescue.petfinder.com . If there is a particular pup that you are i

PATCH - 2017-09-22 02:57:58

Woman Attacked Three Times Within 10 Minutes: Police

AURORA, IL - A 69-year-old woman was attacked three separate times early Saturday morning while on a walk in suburban Aurora, ABC7 reported, and police are looking for the suspect. ABC7 reported she was out on her usual morning walk, between 5:50 a.m. and 6:01 a.m., near Rural and Ohio when she was

PATCH - 2017-09-21 21:19:50

It's time for Scarecrow Fest

In July, Country Living magazine released its Top 20 list of the Best Harvest Festivals, and St. Charles' Scarecrow Fest clocked in at No. 10. The 32nd annual Scarecrow Fest returns to downtown St. Charles Oct. 6-8 with a carnival, craft show, car show, live music and lots of scarecrows. Lots and lo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 21:07:13

Blackberry Farm to salute fall with Pumpkin Weekends

Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its Pumpkin Weekends beginning Sept. 30. Each Saturday and Sunday - and Columbus Day (Oct. 9) - Blackberry Farm will celebrate fall. A picnic area will have pumpkins for purchase, and an assortment of decorating mate

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 21:02:48

Police Say Man Stabbed by Assailants at Aurora Motel After Checking In With Woman He Met Online

Aurora Police say a 23 year-old man is in serious condition after he was stabbed at an Aurora motel where he checked in with a woman he met on a social media dating application. The stabbing took place around 11:20 p.m. on Thursday night at the motel in the 2300 block of N. Farnsworth Ave. in Aurora

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 17:51:00

Do You Know This Man? Aurora Police Want Your Help

AURORA, IL - The Aurora Police Department was the public's help in identifying a man who they allege was involved in a shooting. The incident happened in the area of New Haven and Hammond on Aug. 26, 2017. Police said in a Facebook post that he his crimes also include aggravated fleeing and eluding.

PATCH - 2017-09-22 13:58:48

West Aurora looks to buy house near high school

West Aurora School District 129 is looking to purchase a residential lot that could be used to expand parking around West Aurora High School. Administrators reported to the School Board they are looking to purchase a home at 113 N. Randall Road. "As we have done in the past, this gives the distric

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 15:26:09

Man injured after vehicle hits gas pump in Aurora

A Streamwood man was injured Sept. 16 after a crash saw his vehicle hit a pump at an Aurora gas station. According to police, Jerry Pearson, no age provided, was traveling south on Broadway and just passed Illinois Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Pedro Alfaro of West Chicag

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 15:14:30

Aurora man charged with aggravated assault

Ignacio Rojo, 61, 500 block of Claim Street, Aurora, was charged with aggravated assault at 11:38 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of East New York Street, Aurora police said. Stephen Sweigart, 68, homeless, was charged with a violation of the Murderer/Violence Against Youth Act at 6:49 a.m. Tuesday in

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 14:55:00

Aurora Woman Wins $4M Settlement Against Wells Fargo

AURORA, IL - An Aurora woman is being awarded a $4 million settlement for injuries sustained when a metal door closer detached from the door of a Wells Fargo office, according to a news release from her law firm. Amy Skinger, 42, was entering a Wells Fargo mortgage lender office on Fox Valley Road i

PATCH - 2017-09-21 20:47:34

Aurora to vote on Eola Road extension

The Aurora City Council is set to vote on an engineering agreement for the extension of Eola Road to intersect with Route 30. Aldermen will vote on a $193,163 contract with V3 Companies for Phase II Engineering services at the Sept. 26 full council meeting in the council chambers, City Hall, 44 E. D

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 21:55:32

Aurora woman injured by broken door at Wells Fargo office is awarded $4.5 million

A DuPage County jury on Wednesday awarded $4.5 million to an Aurora woman injured when a metal door closer detached and struck her in the head at a west suburban Wells Fargo office, her law firm said. Amy Skinger entered a Wells Fargo branch office in Aurora in 2012 when a metal door closer detached

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 21:06:00

St. Francis High School Announces National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Students

The St. Francis High School (Wheaton) community is proud to announce that senior Henry Breyne (Bartlett) is a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Breyne is among approximately 15,000 other Semifinalists who represent less than one percent of the 1.6 million juniors from more tha

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:59:49