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Church reaches out to comfort Geneva High students

Rejoice Lutheran Church in Geneva reached out this week to help Geneva High School students dealing with a difficult week at the school. On Wednesday, some parents decided to keep their students home when they heard police were investigating rumors of a possible shooting being planned at Geneva High

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 17:31:18

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 21 In Geneva

Geneva's mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Thursday, Sept. 21 to control the adult insect population. Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 21 into Friday, Sept. 22. Clarke Environmental will be using a synthetic trea

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 17:09:33

Rumors of Shooting Threat Prompt Police Presence at Geneva High School

Rumors of a shooting threat at Geneva High School prompted a police presence Wednesday morning with staff and authorities checking students' bags and IDs. A message on the school's website said the extra precautions were being taken after they were "alerted to rumors of a possible shooting at Geneva

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-20 13:52:05

Geneva ties food, beverage tax to successful sales tax referendum

GENEVA - Aldermen took up the issue of the food and beverage tax again Sept. 18, this time tying it to a sales tax referendum. After some discussion, aldermen directed staff to prepare a resolution to put a half-percent general sales tax on the March 20, 2018 ballot. But it would be coupled with an

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Geneva Providing Front Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Geneva residents will once again be able to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials from the convenience of their front door after the City has joined forces with Kane County. With the closest household hazardous waste collection site being in Naperville, the home collection program pr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:11:41

Geneva High School grad dies in I-55 wreck

An 18-year-old Geneva High School graduate died Sunday after a vehicle crash on Interstate 55 south of Pontiac on Saturday. Illinois State Police District 6 troopers responded at 3:50 a.m. Saturday to the wreck in the northbound lane of I-55 south of Pontiac Eweart Rice-Picasso, 18, of St. Charles,

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:48:00

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

Police investigate after car, garage struck by gunfire in Aurora

Police are asking the public for information about gunshots that damaged a car and a garage Tuesday night in west suburban Aurora. The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the alleyway north of Center Avenue between Lincoln and LaSalle streets, according to a statement from Aurora police. A car and

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-21 06:25:00

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

Hurricanes 2017: 10 Photos Of Utter Devastation

This year's hurricane season has been the worst in recent memory, with major hurricanes sweeping through Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the Caribbean. The eye of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall around 10 p.m. Aug. 25 about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. The storm brough

PATCH - 2017-09-21 15:55:07

Villa and Farm Overstock Sale

You will find a "collection" of furniture, vintage, DIY, repro, project pieces, smalls and more. Lovely, past season and discontinued Topiaries by Villa Topiary will be there too. ***It will again be in North Aurora on Sat. Sept. 23, 2017 from 9am to 3pm.*** Address posted in link: https://www.fac

PATCH - 2017-09-21 12:43:15

How Chicagoans Can Help Earthquake Survivors in Mexico

Sears and Chicago-area pastors are joining an effort to collect donations for survivors in Mexico. On Saturday, the Sears on Cicero, just north of Irving Park on Chicago's Northwest Side, will collect donations to aid in the relief efforts. Drop-off hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Supplies nee

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-21 11:53:06

Learning all about the FAFSA

Nowadays, more and more students are finding the need to receive financial assistance to attend college, and one of those ways is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 32 patrons took in advice at the Bartlett Library about completing the FAFSA fr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 21:43:31

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

Report: District U-46 Is A 'Bright Spot of Future Investment'

The non-profit lender and public policy group IFF named School District U-46 a `Bright Spot for Future Investment,' in a report released last week. The Report, Raising Quality, Promoting Equity: An Analysis of Location, Performance, and Investment in Illinois Public Schools, maps the substantial ne

PATCH - 2017-09-21 17:54:07

Cuban refugee-turned-success motivates U46 parents, students

At first appearance, one might question how a jumping challenge in front of strangers can teach Elgin-area parents about motivation and encouraging their children. But with every repeated jump, every attempt to go higher, a girl tried to top herself, with the adults in attendance cheering her on. Wh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 22:26:21

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

Patch Contributor Roundup: Habitat For Humanity Doghouse; Chorus of Du Page; Miniature Sculptures; More Local Stories

Some of the best and most useful content comes from the Patch community. Here's a roundup of stories from this week. At Patch, we believe that some of the best and most useful content comes from our Patch communities. Here's a roundup of some of the best content from Patch Contributors and Posters f

PATCH - 2017-09-21 19:11:56

A Parent Education Event: Alumni Voices

Alumni Return for Question-Answer Panel at Wheaton Montessori School On Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm, Wheaton Montessori School will be hosting its annual "Alumni Voices" event (previously called "Alumni Night). High school students, college students, and young professionals who attended Wheat

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 18:59:53