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  • Closing of local shops a familiar fate for many small businesses

    Campton Hills resident Donna Chipp said she didn’t set out to make a “ton of money” when she opened a jewelry store in downtown St. Charles in 2009.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Owners of long-time businesses share their keys for success

    Despite Foltos Tonsorial Parlor’s decades of history in downtown Batavia, owner Craig Foltos said it was a nationwide tragedy that showed him just how ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Tri-Cities housing market shows overall growth

    Sales of traditional properties were up in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles in July, while sales of distressed properties decreased, according to the l ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Top Table restaurant to open in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A restaurant offering American cuisine with a twist plans to open early next month, its owner said.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • St. Charles Chamber hosts after-hours mixer

    St. Charles officials join SmartSource ribbon cutting ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles officials join SmartSource ribbon cutting

    St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and city of St. Charles officials join in cutting the ribbon to SmartSource, located at 3813 Illinois Ave. in St. Char ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • Music Matters to hold open house in Batavia

    BATAVIA – Music Matters School of Music invites the community to its open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at its new location, the old Louise White ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • St. Charles Midwest Community Bank opens

    St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and city of St. Charles officials gather to cut the ribbon to Midwest Community Bank, located at 3755 E. Main St., Sui ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 7:35 am
  • City officials join owner in opening of Riverside Pizza & Pub

    St. Charles Mayor Raymond Rogina and St. Charles Chamber of Commerce officials join owner Steve Nilles to cut the ribbon to Riverside Pizza & Pub, 102 ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Chit Chat: Travel agencies still in demand

    Wilson Travel & Cruise President Janet Foster knows how easy it is for people to book airline tickets online these days through the proliferation o ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Home staging valuable tool in real estate market

    Katie Meisenger looked twice at a Batavia home for sale in 2013, but she could not see herself and her family living there.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Aldi recognized as nation’s low-price grocery leader

    BATAVIA – Discount grocer Aldi has been recognized as the nation’s low-price grocery leader for the fourth year in a row, according to a recent consum ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Mother’s Pancake House to open location in former Charhouse site

    ST. CHARLES – An Aurora-based business later this month will open its second location at the former site of another restaurant on St. Charles east sid ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Heritage Prairie Farm gets organic certification

    ELBURN – Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn is now Certified USDA Organic, officials said. Heritage Prairie Farm opened in 2006, following a sustainable, ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Gaetano’s Batavia set to open Tuesday

    BATAVIA – Gaetano’s Batavia is set to open Tuesday in downtown Batavia.The upscale, Italian fusion r ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 7:32 am
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