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  • Toilet Bowl Challenge a family affair at Maple Park Fun Fest

    MAPLE PARK – Before the start of the 10th Annual Toilet Bowl Challenge on Saturday, Jon Ausbury made sure that his team completed a practice run on th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Crowds flock to Hotel Baker after McCarthy, Wahlberg sighting

    ST. CHARLES – As word began to spread of what appears to be a celebrity wedding at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, crowds of people were lining up alo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Crowds turn out for Sheriff Perez's annual car show

    ELBURN – Tim McMillan stood near his shiny red 1990 GMC Suburban fire vehicle, offering a simple reason for why he had acquired the vehicle he was sho ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • McCarthy, Wahlberg spotted at Hotel Baker on wedding weekend

    ST. CHARLES – Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg were spotted Friday afternoon entering Hotel Baker in St. Charles, despite news reports suggesting th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • West Nile virus found in Geneva; spraying planned

    GENEVA – The West Nile virus was detected Aug. 21 in a mosquito trap on Geneva’s west side. The city’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Batavia School Board debates city request to extend TIF district

    BATAVIA – Batavia School Board members want to know more about why the city is asking for an extension of its downtown tax increment financing distric ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Batavia School Board to vote on 3-year teachers contract

    BATAVIA – Batavia teachers have agreed to a new three-year contract with Batavia School District 101.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • 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 ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Geneva man accused of reporting non-existent crime to police

    GENEVA – After the fourth time police were called to his home for a disturbance, a Geneva man faces felony charges of filing a false police report, ac ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Two St. Charles businesses fined for liquor violations

    ST. CHARLES – Two downtown St. Charles businesses have been fined for liquor license violations, according to a news release issued by the city of St. ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Marklund warns of solicitor scam

    NORTH AURORA – Marklund is warning area residents to beware of a scam that involves door-to-door solicitors requesting donations to cover the costs of ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Ken Sorrick's letter of resignation from his job as Kaneland interim superintendent

    Here is the letter of resignation sent by Ken Sorrick, the former interim superintendent of Kaneland School District 302. The Kane County Chronicle ob ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Former Kaneland interim superintendent felt 'disrespected' by 'certain board member'

    MAPLE PARK – In a resignation letter to the president of the Kaneland school board, former interim Superintendent Ken Sorrick explained why he left th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Next interim superintendent won’t lead Kaneland’s search

    MAPLE PARK – A new interim Kaneland superintendent is likely to be named Tuesday, but the president of the School District 302 Board said that person ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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