Thursday Dec 5
Chicago fast-food, retail workers join in nationwide protest over wages
A nose-numbing cold greeted about 200 striking fast-food and retail workers downtown Thursday, as they protested wages so low they say they often need public assistance to make ends meet.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Kane Co. Chronicle
Missing Batavia man reunited with his family
BATAVIA – A 68-year-old Batavia man, who had been missing since Monday, was reunited with his family on Tuesday afternoon.
Legislature sends pension reform bill to governor
Pension bill passes both houses within 2 minutes of each other. Bill now goes to Gov. Quinn, who supports it.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Doings Weekly
Shannon Burns files for a second term as forest preserve commissioner
Waiting until the last day to submit petitions, Shannon M Burns filed today for re-election to a second term as the first Democrat on the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's Board of Commissioners.
WEDDING - Gottleib-Hoffman
GOTTLEIB HOFFMAN WEDDING Kate Gottleib, of West Chicago, and Ben Hoffman, of Earlville, were married July 6, at the St. James Farm, in Warrenville.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Full circle: Naperville designer gives back to group that helped her years earlier
The Naperville resident grew up in Chicago's Humboldt Park, in circumstances she describes as "not the best living situation."
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Batavia Blotter: Rotolo Student's 'One-Hitter' Turns Out to Be Tobacco
The following is a roundup of Batavia police reports from the week prior to Nov. 25 along with some stragglers from the previous week.
Accident Reports: Injures on Fabyan Parkway, Randall Road
Two accidents on Nov. 14 and 15 sent drivers to the hospital, according to Geneva and Batavia police department reports.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Kane Co. Chronicle
Crowds seek deals on Black Friday
GENEVA – As she held a handful of books at Barnes and Noble in Geneva, South Elgin resident Cindy Castaneda said she set out on the biggest shopping day of the year to pick up some gifts for her nieces and nephews Friday.
Father Christmas visiting Kline Creek Farm
Father Christmas will be the star of the show this month when Kline Creek Farm celebrates Victorian holiday traditions.
The Best Places To Buy Locally-Made Chicago Art And Decor To Spruce Up Your Home
Adding a fresh dose of dimension can be achieved with even the smallest of details -- think a hip pair of throw pillows, an interesting vase or an unexpected piece of art -- and can do wonders for punching up tired decor.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Recycling Programs Make Helping the Environment Easy
West Chicago, Illinois: November 26, 2013 - The upcoming holidays bring a couple of great recycling opportunities spearheaded by the West Chicago Environmental Commission.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Toys for Tots brings hope, joy to less fortunate
West Chicago, Illinois: November 26, 2013 - The West Chicago Police Department is once again participating in the Toys for Tots Program.
Icy roads cause numerous crashes in Elgin area
A snowstorm Monday afternoon caused icy roads and numerous accidents in the area, including one crash in which a car struck a power pole, trapping two people inside the vehicle and forcing the closure of Route 20 west of Randall Road.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Health department closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 28-29
In observance of Thanksgiving, The DuPage County Health Department's Public Health Centers in Addison, Lombard, West Chicago, Westmont and Wheaton will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
Lifelong criminal and escapee gets 30 years behind bars
When he slipped out of a set of handcuffs, stole two guns and escaped from the back of a Cook County State's Attorney's investigator's car back in Sept.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Injuries Reported in Nov. 14 Accident on Fabyan Near Kirk
One person was hospitalized after a collision around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 1400 block of East Fabyan Parkway, about 200 feet east of Kirk Road, Geneva police reports said.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Patch Roundup: Couple Charged in Infant Son's Death, Crews Free Man Caught in Machine
Former St. Charles Man Charged in Infant Son's Death in Texas -Jeffrey and Jenna Farrey were found with their toddler on Sunday in a Michigan motel; the body of their infant son was found Tuesday in New Mexico desert.
From The Top: Kristin Maxwell
With the holiday season upon us, the needs of the less fortunate always seem to grow.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Celebrating 25 years in town, TNI Packaging credits West Chicago for success
West Chicago, Illinois: November 21, 2013 - The year was 1988 when Jerry Marchese, the CEO of a company then called Tie-Net International, contacted his friend and commercial developer Tom Marziani looking for more manufacturing space for his business.