Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The appliance retailer, in business since 1938, is set to close its Chicago-area stores in the next month or two, said company President Dale Plass.
Wednesday, April 10
Plass Appliance is shuttering its store in Geneva and throughout the Chicago area and plans to focus its energies on a new location it has opened in Florida. The appliance store, which opened a showroom in Villa Park 1938, has locations in Elmhurst, Naperville, Geneva, Elmhurst, Addison and Northbrook. “We just made a decision that now was a good time to close,” said Dale Plass, company president. The announcement of the closure was made about a month ago, he said, adding he expects the stores to close in the next month or two. The company is advertising special liquidation sales with in-stock merchandise up to 30 percent off. “We opened a location in Florida and will probably focus our energy there,” he said, adding the Florida location …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Police Reports: A checkbook-style wallet with credit cards is apparently removed from purse sitting on the floor of a popular bakery restaurant.
One minute you're having a pleasant afternoon repast at a popular Randall Road restaurant, the next you're scrambling to replace your credit cards and driver's license. According to Geneva police reports, someone took a tan, leather checkbook-style wallet and its contents from a woman’s purse as it sat on the floor next to her table at Panera Bread, 1492 S. Randall Road, sometime between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. March 21. The victim said she used a credit card from the wallet to make a purchase at the bakery restaurant around 3 p.m. The wallet contained a driver’s license, credit and debit cards and around $130 in cash.
Monday, March 18, 2013
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Monday, March 18
Boombah Inc. has opened in Batavia—the second store for the Yorkville-based company. The Boombah retail store store carries a broad variety of the Boombah athletic and sports product lines, which includes men's, women's and youth apparel as well as a variety of performance and fitness footwear, accessories and equipment. Additionally the store also offers Glyder, women’s fitness and exercise apparel line (Work-Sweat-Play.com). “This is another exciting milestone in our organization’s growth,” said Rick Tollefson. president and owner. "The opening of a bricks-and-mortar location is a natural evolution to our successful consumer-direct business: Boombah.com." Boombah also has a location in Yorkville, where it held a grand opening in June …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Postal workers pulled the package when they thought they heard a ticking sound, officials said.
The "suspicious package" found at the Batavia Post Office Thursday morning turned out to be lifting weights, officials said. The package of weights was dropped off sometime Wednesday evening in the Automated Postal Center kiosk in the post office's lobby, the Daily Herald reports. The lobby area of the post office is open 24/7. Postal workers said they heard a "ticking sound" coming from the package, Beverly Howard, Postal Service customer relations coordinator, told the Kane County Chronicle. The Postal Inspection Service was called to the scene, followed by Batavia police and the Kane County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad at 5:19 a.m. Thursday. Officials were able to contact the sender, who was trying to send it to someone in West Virginia…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dave Schele ran Close Encounters Body Shop in North Aurora for 30 years. One of his brothers talks about his life and how he'll be remembered.
David Schele was passionate about three things: his family, cars and helping people. "(Dave was) an outgoing, happy person, jovial and extremely giving," his brother Brian Schele said on Sunday. "He’s the type of person that would give you his last dollar and not expect anything in return." David Schele owned and operated the Close Encounters Collision Center body shop in North Aurora for just over 30 years. Schele, a Sugar Grove resident, died Friday in a two-car crash on Randall Road in Batavia. He was 61. Brian Schele does not know much more about the crash other than what was reported in the media. He learned from one of his three other brothers that Schele was on his way to see a movie at the Randall 15 on Friday when a collision …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Here is his identity and more details about the crash.
Police on Saturday morning identified the man who died after a two-car crash Friday on Randall Road. The man is 61-year-old David A. Schele of Sugar Grove, according to Batavia police. Schele died due to injuries sustained in the crash, according to a police press release issued Saturday. "Schele had been transported to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL," the release said. "The cause of the crash is still under investigation." Schele's vehicle and another vehicle with a male and female inside were involved in the crash, which occurred at Randall Road and McKee Street in Batavia. The city's police, fire and Emergency Services & Disaster Agency crews were dispatched to the scene at about 6:22 p.m. Friday. The male and female were treated and …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The man had to be extricated from his vehicle, fire officials said. Here's what we know.
Update: Batavia police Saturday morning identified the man who died after the crash. One man was taken to a hospital and two other people were treated and released after a two-car crash late Friday afternoon on Batavia's west side. The serious crash occurred in the area of Randall Road and McKee Street. Batavia police and fire crews were dispatched to the scene at about 6:22 p.m., according to a police press release issued late Friday night. One male driver was taken to Delnor Hospital by Batavia paramedics, said Lt. Scott Hogan of the Batavia Fire Department. His condition was not immediately available Friday evening. Public speculation about a fatality from the crash was not confirmed by officials until Saturday. "The names of people …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A male driver from one of the vehicles is still hospitalized, police said.
The investigation into a two-car crash where a Batavia woman died and a couple was injured is still ongoing, police said. The Batavia Police Department awaits a report from the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team on the crash this week. The team assists with crash investigations like this one, which took place at 11:52 p.m. Nov. 14 on Randall Road south of Mill Creek. The male driver of one of the vehicles involved was still in critical condition as of Nov. 16 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Police hoped to get an update from a doctor on the man's condition soon. The man's wife was in the front passenger seat of their vehicle during the crash, according to police. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries and …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The 43-year-old was dead at the scene. Here is her identity and how the crash happened.
Police Thursday afternoon identified the Batavia woman who died at the scene of a head-on collision on Randall Road. The woman is 43-year-old Amy P. Holtorf, according to Batavia police. Holtorf was traveling northbound on Randall Road just south of Mill Creek when her 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan crossed the center lane and struck a 2012 Nissan Rogue traveling southbound, a police statement said. The crash occurred at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday. An occupant of the Nissan crossover SUV was flown by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in serious to critical condition. The other occupant was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. "The identities of the occupants in the Nissan are being withheld pending…
Another person was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.
Update: Police Thursday afternoon identified the Batavia woman who died at the scene of the crash. A Batavia woman died in a two-car crash on Randall Road Wednesday night, according to police. An Aurora couple was also injured in the crash, which occurred at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday. The husband driver was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in critical condition, said Gary Schira, Batavia police chief. The wife was treated, released and was believed to be at her husband's side Thursday morning, Schira said. He did not have a current condition report for the man. Police will attempt to notify the Batavia woman's next of kin, Schira said. The woman was driving by herself in one car when she collided with the couple's car on …