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Batavia Week in Review: New Year, New Laws, New Superman Movie

Here are your top local stories from the past week.

Here are the top stories in Batavia this week. Click on any headline to learn more:

Remember Russell Crowe in Batavia? Check Out the New 'Man of Steel' Trailer!—Closely watch these clips from the new Superman movie shot around Kane and Kendall County in 2011 and look for some local filming locations.

—The roster includes Marmion grad Winkel, Geneva's Santacaterina and more.

—Part 1: Geneva Hall of Fame and Fighting Illini football player Todd Searcy led a life of success and secrecy.

New Underage Drinking Law Cracks Down on Parents—Provisions of an Illinois law expands on parents' responsibilities to prevent underage drinking on their property.

—A bill sponsored in 2012 by State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will prohibit sex offenders from participating in holiday events involving children as of Jan. 1. This story includes a map of where registered sex offenders and predators live in Batavia.

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013 Peaks Jan. 4—The first meteor shower of 2013 was in full swing Friday morning.

Foster Parent Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault of Boy in North Aurora Home—A 46-year-old man had sexual contact with a boy while he was a foster parent to him, officials said.

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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.

Police and Fire

Resident's Dog Suffers Fatal Hit on Route 31 Sunday Afternoon

Real Estate

Sold! Tri-Cities Home Sales: Jan. 3 Edition

Weekly Features

Sunday Cartoon: Congress Whiffs Big Time

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