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Yorkville Woman, 30, Found Dead In Aurora Basement: Police

AURORA, IL --- Police in Aurora are investigating the death of a 30-year-old Yorkville woman whose body was found in a basement of an Aurora apartment building Tuesday. Kristina L. Davies, of the 7700 block of Madeline Drive, Yorkville, was found deceased by two men who were doing maintenance on the


Batavia to celebrate Peace Bridge

BATAVIA – The Peace Bridge spans the waters of the Fox River in downtown Batavia, providing pedestrians and bicyclists with an idyllic crossing for more than 20 years now. Every holiday season, 12-foot-tall letters spelling “Peace on Earth” are installed by Batavia Park District workers on the south


Entertainment options abound in Kane County

Readers can post events to the Kane County Chronicle’s online calendar. Visit planitkane.com, click “+Add Event” and follow the prompts. Select items also will appear in the newspaper.


Kane County plans 'no refusal' event to combat drunken driving on Super Bowl Sunday

Kane County will conduct a “no refusal” initiative on Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3 to combat drunken driving, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon announced. During “no refusal” operations, suspected intoxicated motorists can be compelled to provide a breath or blood sample through a warrant issu


Illinois trooper hit and killed by vehicle during snowstorm grew up in Dayton area

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Funeral services are set for an Illinois State Police trooper killed when he was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.


After Hours: January 2019

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Barrington recently gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of The Altar Bridal, 236 W. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington. After much success with two locations in Denver, CO, The Altar Bridal has proudly opened its third loc


Batavia Fine Arts Centre to bring back top artists

Praised by critics for the brilliant fusion of pop and classical music, the singing string quartet Well-Strung will star at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The ensemble returns with music from its latest album, “Popssicle,” a news release stated. The classical musicians and vocali


BREAKING: Aurora man arrested in Montgomery Rosati's shooting

A St. Charles man has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 shooting of two patrons at the Rosati’s Pizza restaurant in the 2000 block of Orchard Road in Montgomery, according to village police.


Aurora aldermen argue over approval process for special events

While Aurora aldermen seem to agree the city's special events approval process should be streamlined, just how much is in dispute. The City Council, meeting this week as a Committee of the Whole, in particular singled out concern that a proposed new application process for special events would bypas


American Legion in Batavia plans gathering

BATAVIA – The Batavia American Legion Post 504 will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Batavia VFW at 645 S. River St. (Route 25) in Batavia. The organization meets the third Tuesday of each month, and all veterans are invited to attend and join. Additional information can be found on the Legion website


Woman, 96, rescued from car seconds before Metra trains hits in Lombard

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) -- A Metra train crashed into a car on the tracks in Lombard just seconds after the elderly driver was rescued by two good Samaritans and a police officer. WATCH: Raw video of Metra train crashing into elderly driver's car.


Kane County felonies up slightly while juvenile crime jumps 19 percent

Felony filings in Kane County were up 3 percent in 2018 from the previous year, while juvenile cases saw a 19-percent spike, according to preliminary year-end figures from the state's attorney's office.


Illinois parents to be sentenced in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.


Best bets: 'Swan Lake' tours to Waukegan, Aurora and Chicago

A prince and a cursed swan princess find redemptive love in the Tchaikovsky classic "Swan Lake," which tours courtesy of the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa over the next few days at three locations: first at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $29.50-$52.50. (847) 263-6300 or genes


Girls Basketball Notes: Healthy again, Batavia senior Hailey Orman hopes for big finish

Geneva has tough weekend on tap; Burlington Central getting by without Kat Schmidt. This is Hailey Orman's last go-around on the basketball court, so she wants to make the best of it.


Kane County State's Attorney's Office to hold no-refusal operation

ST. CHARLES – Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon hopes the upcoming no-refusal operation will remind motorists to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday responsibly. During his Jan. 15 monthly media briefing, McMahon announced the next no-refusal operation will take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. The in


Code Red: Wintry mix coming to Central Illinois

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) — A CODE RED WEATHER ALERT is in effect for overnight tonight as well as for Saturday as central Illinois remains under a very active and unsettled weather pattern.


Illinois Lottery Ticket Mess-Up on Tuesday

Lottery officials admitted that there was a major was a goof up today for some people who tried to purchase lottery tickets on Tuesday. If you play the Illinois Lottery Pick 3 or Pick 4 games, you may have missed out on your chance to win, if you tried to purchase tickets for Tuesday's midday drawin


Aurora Cops Seek Help Identifying Credit Card Fraud Suspect

AURORA, IL --- Police in Aurora are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who allegedly stole a credit card from a car and then used it to make fraudulent purchases at Walgreens and 7-Eleven. The incidents took place on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, according to a press release f


Barkei Farms, Batavia, Illinois - January 2019

Barkei Farms is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid to late 2010's. Barkei Farms is located in Batavia, Illinois east of Hart Road and north of Butterfield Road. There are currently 5 homes for sale ranging from $120,000 to $499,900.