Monday, April 8, 2013
The National Weather Service-Chicago says there's a good chance for thunder-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall in addition to wind gusts.
9:45 a.m. UPDATE — Tree down on East Wilson in Batavia, Tri-Com reports 9:25 a.m. UPDATE — A brittle tree cracks near the base and falls across Elm Avenue in Geneva, blocking the road and taking out a neighbor's mailbox. Fortunately, no one is hurt. 9 a.m. post: If April showers bring May flowers, we should be getting plenty of flowers soon. The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods, starting this morning (Monday, April 8, 2013) with more showers expected through Wednesday. The NWS-C says there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent The thunderstorms could produce …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Our weekly guide to help you find the lowest prices per gallon in the Tri-Cities of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles.
National average gasoline prices declined 4 cents per gallon of regular gasoline this week, and are down 10.6 cents a gallon from a month ago. In Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles, they're about the same as last week. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report showed that nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline on late Wednesday was $3.640 a gallon, up slightly from $3.637 a day earlier, but down from $3.650 a week ago. The national average of a gallon of regular gas a month ago was $3.746, but was $3.923 a year ago. The highest recorded average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $4.114 on July 17, 2008. The following information was compiled by Illinois Gas Prices. $3.86 $3.88 $3.85 $3.87 Price $3.…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here is a brief description and links to funeral arrangements for loved ones from St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia.
Are you looking for more information about Tri-Cities funeral homes and services? Would you care to review the services provided by a local funeral home? Click on the funeral home names to see the Patch Places listing for each business to write a review or learn more about the funeral home. Batavia Geneva St. Charles
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Here are the hours you can vote early in Batavia and near Batavia.
Early voting for the April 9 election begins Monday, March 25. Kane County residents may vote at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., on these days and times: All voting offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, but here are some other early-voting options near Batavia: Kane County Clerk's Office 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B, Geneva, 60134 Kane County Branch Court 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, 60174 Messenger Library 113 Oak St., North Aurora, 60542 City of St. Charlres 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, 60174
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia lost some remarkable people in the past week. Here is a brief description along with links to their stories and funeral arrangements.
Malone Funeral Home, Geneva Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva/St. Charles Moss Family Funeral Home, Batavia; Moss-Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles From Out of Town If you have a relative or loved one who passed away out of the area, please post an obituary notice in the Announcements on Patch. Are you looking for more information about Tri-Cities funeral homes and services? Would you care to review the services provided by a local funeral home? Click on the funeral home names to see the Patch Places listing for each business to write a review or learn more about the funeral home. Batavia Geneva St. Charles
Four burglaries in Aurora look very similar—and happened in the same time period—as Friday's Citgo burglary in Geneva.
Batavia residents and businesses should be aware of a string of gas-station burglaries that have taken place in Aurora of late and look similar to the Friday burglary just north of Batavia at the Geneva Citgo near the train depot. The Daily Herald reports Tuesday that the "smash and grab" burglar has struck four more times in Aurora during the period of March 8 through March 17—three times at a gas station and once at a liquor store. All were in the early hours of the morning, ranging from 1:15 a.m. to 2:10 a.m. The DH says the total loss of the four Aurora burglaries, including items or cash stolen and property damage, is more than $26,500. The incident are of interest to Batavia because the burglar obviously roves—the latest in Aurora …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Here is a listing of public and private sector job openings in Batavia, plus Geneva and St. Charles.
Welcome back to Job Center, Patch's listing of local job advertisements in the Batavia area. We have pored over local websites and online job boards to bring you a selection of job listings from Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. If we missed anything, please feel free to add the details below in our comments section for this post. Most listings were found via the direct websites of the local agencies, but we found more on Indeed.com, an aggregator of job postings from all over the nation. CITY OF BATAVIA No jobs posted with the city of Batavia at this time. The city of St. Charles has three available openings on its website: The city of Geneva has openings for: BATAVIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 101 Geneva School District 304 has three openings: St. …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Jenny talks about wardrobe malfunctions and gives a shout-out to Geneva on the "Rachael Ray Show."
We've been wondering for a long time whether Jenny McCarthy was putting down roots in our area, and proof positive came March 8 on the Rachael Ray Show. Jenny talked about The Jenny McCarthy Show on VH1 and wardrobe malfunctions she's had at the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars and in her first appearance in a WWE event, but then the talk turned to her move to back to the Chicago area, and her son, Evan. Rachael asked about shopping and food in Chicago, and that's when "Geneva news" popped out like happy wardrobe malfunction. "I live in Geneva, which is like a little historical district," she said. "So there’s no big stores. All the stores are inside of houses—little old houses, so I buy everything from there. It’s great." It is, indeed…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
And quick work by Batavia, Geneva and North Aurora firefighters saves the day.
Emergency units from Geneva, Batavia and North Aurora quickly put out a fire that was reported at around 12:36 p.m. Thursday at the Holdstad retirement community, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway. Fire crews from multiple departments—Batavia, Geneva and North Aurora—arrived at the scene after a report of smoke in Building A, and the dispatch was upgraded to a general alarm. Firefighters inside discovered a small fire had started in wall of a bathroom on first floor, according to a press release from the Batavia Fire Department. "The fire appears to have started while maintenance personnel were soldering broken water pipe in the wall, igniting building materials," the press release said. The fire was extinguished, and firefighters checked the first, …
See what's been sold—and for how much—around your neighborhood, and get an idea of what your home might sell for if you decided to put it on the market.
The following properties were sold recently in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles townships, according to Kane County property records: 323 N. Jefferson St., Batavia, IL 60510 1211 Anderson Drive, Batavia, IL 60510 356 Willowbrook Way, Geneva, IL 60134 1409 Averill Circle, Geneva, IL 60134 225 S 17th St., St. Charles, IL 60174 ADDRESS NOT LISTED, St. Charles, IL 60175 3002 Royal Queens Court, St. Charles, IL 60174 2988 Langston Circle, St. Charles, IL 60175 815 Crossing Way, St. Charles, IL 60174 39w746 Crosscreek Lane, St. Charles, IL 60175 35w945 Fieldcrest Drive, St. Charles, IL 60175 514 S 16th St., St. Charles, IL 60174 6n879 Balmoral Lane, St. Charles, IL 60175 36w698 Wild Rose Road, St. Charles, IL 60174 SOURCE: realestate…