Batavia Week in Review: Lottery Winner, BB Gun Fail, False Alarm
Here's a recap of local stories from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20.
Here are the top stories in Batavia this week. Click on any headline to learn more:
Batavia Woman Claims $7.2 Million Lotto Prize—She’s a 33-year Batavia resident. Here’s her name and reaction to winning.
Batavians Hold Vigil For Newtown on 1-Month Anniversary of Shooting—The McClouds were joined by about 50 others in downtown Batavia on Jan. 14. They don't want to see Sandy Hook disappear from the headlines.
Car vs. Pedestrian Crash Reported on Fabyan Parkway Jan. 11—At least one person was transported, according to initial reports.
Dukane Corp Exec: We’re Not Leaving—One of St. Charles largest employers is staying — the departing Dukane Seacom is a division it sold three years ago.
Rosary HS Names New Principal—Here's more info on Rosary High School's new leader.
Police and Fire
Driver in Fatal Dec. 1 Crash Was Almost 3x Legal Limit—She had other controlled substances in her system as well.
9-Foot Horse, Knight Sculpture Stolen From Randall Road—It's not every day someone takes a 9-foot sculpture made out of car parts.
False 911 Armed Robbery Report at Geneva Commons Leads to Disorderly Conduct Arrest—A guy sends police on a wild goose chase.
Man Convicted of Sex Act in Tri-Cities Arrested Again—This man, previously convicted in Kane County, turns up at a high school boys swim meet uninvited. He told police Justin Bieber’s brainwaves sent him there.
BB Gun Incident
UPDATE: BB Gun Incident Puts Mill Creek-Area Schools in Lockdown—Three young adults are charged with reckless conduct, but the schools were not involved.
3 Accused in BB Gun Incident Released From Jail—The three people in a traffic stop that caused school lockdowns on Jan. 21 only spent a couple hours in jail before they posted bond, according to records.
Dad's Pledge of Allegiance Dispute, Part 2
McGroarty Issues Apology For Pledge Incident at Mill Creek School—The father said he never meant to cause fear or be threatening during the Jan. 10 incident. He still takes issue with the school creed.
UPDATE: No Charges in McGroarty's Jan. 9 'Disruption' Over Pledge at Mill Creek Elementary—Kane County State's Attorney's Office conducts full investigation prior to decision.
Local Advertising Sales Jobs Open With Chicago-Area Patches—Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover select sites in Kane and Kendall counties. See link for details.
Gun-Control Laws Better Than Executive Order: Durbin—While visiting Fox Valley, senator says gun control is only part of the solution to mass violence.
Durbin Praises ECC for Combatting Student Debt—U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin touts his “Know Before You Owe” bill, which would require all colleges and universities to provide the type of financial aid counseling Elgin Community College has to curb student debt.
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