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  • The RendezVu restaurant to get new owner

    BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council on Monday approved a liquor license for the new owner of The RendezVu restaurant at 1 E. Wilson St. in downtown Ba ...
    NEW: June 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • First mosquito carrying West Nile virus confirmed in Illinois

    The Illinois Department of Health confirmed Friday a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus in Illinois.
    May 29, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Creating a garden habitat for monarch butterflies

    One of my favorite books as a child was “The Travels of Monarch X” by Ross E. Hutchins. I was amazed at the journey taken by monarchs and have been fa ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Wisdom for the (younger) ages

    Every time I thought about writing a letter to Holly, to be opened on the occasion of her high school graduation in four years, I worried I’d ramble o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Raging Waves changes opening date to June 5

    YORKVILLE – Due to impending bad weather this weekend, Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville has pushed back its opening date to Friday, June 5 (weather ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Uncorked: Italian flagship wine is labor intensive but rewarding

    The worldwide reception has been overwhelmingly positive.  Virginie Saverys has taken her prized exp ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Craft spirits all the rage at Niche

    GENEVA – With more than 300 craft spirits on hand, Niche restaurant at 14 S. Third St. in downtown Geneva is carving out a niche in the craft spirits ...
    May 28, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Herrington to host Duckhorn wine event

    GENEVA – The Herrington Inn and Spa in Geneva will host a four-course Duckhorn Vineyards wine event at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Atwater’s Restaura ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Batavia music school to host Student Appreciation Day on Saturday

    BATAVIA – The Music Matters School of Music in Batavia will host its ninth annual Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 16.
    May 21, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Chit Chat: Local designer opens bridal boutique in Geneva

    GENEVA – St. Charles resident Caroline DeVillo wants to help brides find the perfect wedding dress. ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions offer free eye screenings, pizza, ice cream

    ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club has planned a full day of eye screenings to coincide with its monthly spaghetti dinner event Tuesday at the club’s loca ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Albright Theatre to present 'Mauritius'

    BATAVIA – In June, The Albright Theatre in Batavia will stage a prodcution of Theresa Rebeck’s "Mauritius," a suspenseful story filled with con artist ...
    May 19, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Waterline Writers to host final event before summer hiatus

    BATAVIA – The Waterline Writers group will host its final event of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The Waterline Writers group will pick back up ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • St. Charles Fine Art Show to return for 17th year

    ST. CHARLES – More than 100 artists will showcase their work at the 17th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show on Memorial Day weekend. 
    May 15, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Summer of lavender-scented bunnies

    My first attempt at growing lavender resulted in a very nice shrub that lasted exactly two seasons and supplied me with scented sprigs galore.
    May 15, 2015 - 4:56 pm