Monday, May 6, 2013
The Tree of Life was this year's theme. Share your photos here on Batavia Patch!
Batavia's Loyalty Day parade included almost 100 different groups, from VFWs to city leaders to Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops to local businesses to mounted rangers. The theme this year was The VFW Tree of Life, dedicated to various branches of the military. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary support all military members and their families. Do you have photos or videos to share?
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Friday, May 3, 2013
Want to see where your favorite group lines up? The list is below, courtesy of Mike Breyne, Batavia 1197 Loyalty Day chairman 2013.
The annual Loyalty Day Parade will be held starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, from Raddant Road in the Batavia Industrial Park, courtesy of Batavia VFW Post 1197. The theme this year is The VFW Tree of Life, dedicated to various branches of the military. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary support all military members and their families. Here's the lineup for the 2013 Loyalty Day Parade. DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Batavia Loyalty Day Parade is coming from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and there will be numerous road detours and temporary traffic interruptions on the east side of Batavia.
The 2013 Batavia Loyalty Day Parade will take place on Sunday, May 5—and there will be numerous road detours and temporary traffic interruptions on the east side of Batavia as a result of the parade between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Batavia officials report. Route 25 traffic will be detoured to Route 31 during the event hours. Wilson Street will be closed between Island Ave and Woodland Hills Road during the event. This closure will include the Donovan Bridge on Wilson Street. Officials are asking drivers to use the Fabyan Parkway and Route 56 bridges as detours during these hours. Motorists should be prepared to encounter increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area. More detailed event information is available on the Batavia …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Batavia Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is a roundup of threats, disputes, fights and domestic reports from the Batavia Police Department blotter gathered from April 11 to April 29, 2013. Threat to Supervisor—An offender made threatening remarks to his supervisor at Suncast, 701 N. Kirk Road, after he was removed from the floor for not wearing his safety glasses, reports said. The offender was directed to leave the property and not return. Motorist Dispute—The victim, from North Aurora, told police that the driver of the offending vehicle cut her off, then threw an unknown liquid on her vehicle at East Fabyan and Thoria around 3:23 p.m. April 26. Fight at Batavia High School—A fight was reported at Batavia High School around 7:24 a.m. April 25. Incomplete report—no…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Municipal Minute: Pre-construction activities are under way this week.
Monday, April 29
The city of Batavia is hosting a Community Kickoff meeting for the Wilson Street Streetscape Project at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 39, at City Hall. The city will introduce the key personnel and will go over the project in detail, including the construction schedule, parking, sidewalk access and construction updates. This will be followed by an open session for residents to look at the drawings and exhibits for this project. Staff will be available to answer any questions regarding the project. Click here to see the latest renderings. Construction is anticipated to begin May 6, with pre-construction activities to begin the week of April 29. The Streetscape project will be coordinated with the Wilson Street Traffic Modernization & Interconnect …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Use our weekly guide to find the lowest gasoline prices in the Tri-Cities of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles.
National average gasoline prices remained nearly steady this week, but are down 15.1 center per gallon of regular gasoline from a month ago. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report showed that nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline late Wednesday was $3.516 a gallon, up slightly from $3.515 a day earlier and down from $3.519 a week ago. The national average of a gallon of regular gas a month ago was $3.667, and was $3.849 a year ago. The highest recorded national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $4.114 on July 17, 2008. Batavia has the lowest price this week, with $3.94 at the Marathon on Hubbard Avenue. The following information was compiled by Illinois Gas Prices. Illinois Gas Prices is not responsible for…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The National Weather Service river flood warnings will continue, but the river is expected to crest over the weekend, which promises to be sunny on Saturday and some clouds Sunday.
Officials say monitoring the cresting Fox River will be crucial in the coming days in terms of the response to Batavia flooding. The National Weather Service, as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Fox River was more than 3.21 feet above flood stage. Kane County Office of Emergency Management estimates the Fox River should crest by Saturday, April 20. The river’s crest — it’s highest point, or the peak of the flood level — could be affected by more rain, which would mean a greater crest that probably would arrive later than is forecast now. While a second wave of storms originally was predicted to follow the waves of thunderstorms that raked northern Illinois on Wednesday night through early Thursday, the forecast was revised Thursday, and now only…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Before you go to the voting booth, check out this source for a list of candidates and links to other articles on Patch and other sites.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business reports 16.2 percent of Batavia homeowners own their homes outright.
If the interactive map on Crain's Chicago business is correct, about 16.2 percent of Batavia homeowners have paid off their mortgages. That's an impressive statistic, particularly during these economic times, when we see so many foreclosures and double-mortgages. The stats on the Crain's map don't match up 1-for-1 with the source data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2007-11, but if they are accurate, about 1,164 of us have paid off our mortgage loans. According to the map, Geneva leads the league among the Tri-Cities with 24.1 percent of mortage-holders paying off their home loans. About 23.5 percent of St. Charles' 8,691 mortgage-holders and 16.2 percent of 7,187 Batavia mortgage-holdlers have paid off their home loans…