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  1. A booming business: Changing the face of the tattoo industryRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Tattoo artist Anthony Burkhead works on a chest tattoo for Dan Comiskey of Plano Tuesday at Fallen Star Tattoo in Batavia. Tattoo artist Ryan Albin works on a tattoo on the arm of Tim Monty of Batavia Tuesday at Fallen Star Tattoo in Batavia.

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  2. Cougars reveal name of specialty brewRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    The Kane County Cougars and Two Brothers Brewing Company teamed up to create Raging Cougar Ale, the team's own branded beer. GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars, with the help of their fans and social media followers, have announced the name for the organization's specialty Cougars craft beer: Raging Cougar Ale.

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  3. Fire damages Sugar Grove Township homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP – Sugar Grove's fire chief said a space heater likely was the cause of a fire that damaged a multi-level home Thursday night on Barnes Road in Sugar Grove. There were no injuries, he said.

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  4. Batavia debates removal of gateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    BATAVIA – Aldermen on Tuesday decided now is not the right time to ask the city of Aurora to remove a gate at Wagner Road and Mesa Lane. “All traffic in this subdivision, including school buses, waste collection vehicles and delivery vehicles, must now use Wagner Road in Batavia,” Batavia Community Development Director Scott Buening wrote in a memo.

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  5. Adult Activity Center keeps seniors in the know, on the goRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Think of it as one-stop shopping for everything a healthy, active senior needs. From lifelong learning classes and programs that can help members do everything from reviewing the rules of the road to sprucing up their wardrobe, wellness workshops that can inform them about ways to stop smoking or understand Alzheimer's disease, and day trips to the area's top attractions, the Adult Activity Center at the Pottawatomie Community Center in St. Charles is a hive of activity and a haven for older adults looking to hold the aging process at bay.

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  6. Batavia seeking changes to development review processRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    BATAVIA – After public criticism of the city's review process of an industrial park that was proposed on the city's east side, city staff proposed changes to the process. Skokie-based The Missner Group had proposed to build two large industrial buildings on the east side of Kirk Road at Wind Energy Pass.

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  7. Marmion, Rosary students to perform 'Footloose'Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    AURORA – Marmion Academy will present its spring musical, "Footloose." Shows take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Alumni Hall at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora.

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  8. Batavia School Board 101 votes to become part of STEM Partnership SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    BATAVIA - Batavia School District 101 Board members on Tuesday voted 4-2 to become a part of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School based at Aurora University. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

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  9. Metro West Council of Government rails against state budget cutsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina was one of several local leaders who spoke Tuesday at a Metro West Council of Government news conference against Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut the local government's share of the state income tax. Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke and Elburn Village President Dave Anderson also spoke.

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  10. County Board members grill sheriff on inmate program, lost revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    GENEVA – Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer on Tuesday defended in detail his decision to terminate the federal inmate program but offered no solutions about how he would rectify the now $1.7 million revenue shortfall. "I'm willing to meet the board halfway," he told the Judicial and Public Safety Committee.

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  11. Batavia's school board to vote on STEM partnership schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    BATAVIA – Batavia School District 101 Board members are set to vote today on whether Batavia School District 101 should become a part of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School based at Aurora University. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Rosalie M. Jones Administration Center, 335 W. Wilson St., Batavia.

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  12. Batavia student overcomes congenital heart defectRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Sydney Mowen, 6, dances during a ballet class at Batavia Park District Eastside Community Center. Mowen was born with a severe congenital heart defect called Shone's Complex, which typically is comprised of four anomalies to the left side of the heart.

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  13. Marmion-Rosary concert event setRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    AURORA – The Marmion-Rosary Band, Marmion-Rosary Jazz Ensemble and Marmion Men's Chorus will present their winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Marmion Academy's Alumni Hall Gymnasium at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. Admission will only be through the east entry of the gym.

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  14. Name sought for new specialty Kane County Cougars beerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars announced a specialty beer-naming campaign through social media in which fans will help choose the name of a new specialty Cougars beer created by Two Brothers Brewing Company. The Cougars will post a “beer ballot” through the Cougars' Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

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  15. Vicki Lawrence bringing 'Mama' to Paramount TheatreRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Best known for her character "Mama" from the long-running "The Carol Burnett Show," Vicki Lawrence will perform in "Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. AURORA – Best known for her character “Mama” from the long-running “The Carol Burnett Show,” Vicki Lawrence will perform in “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show” on Sunday, Feb. 22, at The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.

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  16. S. Elgin player allegedly attacked after Friday's gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    The City of Aurora Police Department and Metea Valley High School are investigating an incident after Friday's Upstate Eight Conference Valley boys basketball game in which a player from visiting South Elgin allegedly was battered by players from Metea Valley. “Apparently a 16-year-old male for South Elgin High School said he was battered by several males thought to be Metea basketball players at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday the 13th after the game as he tried to board the team bus,” Ferrelli said.

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  17. Sugar Grove Girl Scout's troop places 2nd in food challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    SUGAR GROVE – Members of Girl Scout Troop 4882 didn't know how their home cooked and locally sourced pasta dish would stack up when they entered Local Chef, a joint competition between Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and Illinois Agri-Women . “We had no idea how many other troops were entering or what their mileage looked like,” troop leader Stephanie Alvendia said, referring to the goal of creating a dish with the least amount of distance.

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  18. BNSF plans to expand rail capacity between Aurora, Sugar GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    SUGAR GROVE – BNSF Railway Company plans to expand rail capacity between Aurora and Sugar Grove to meet increased freight demand. The company hopes to start grading and track work by the end of this year or next year, BNSF Railway Company spokesman Andy Williams said.

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  19. North Aurora looking to strengthen identityRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Village trustees recently looked at five logo designs and mottos that were created by Geneva-based Rue 29. The village's current motto, “The Village with a View to the Future,” is about 20 years old, Village Administrator Steve Bosco said. “We want to create a clear identity for North Aurora,” Bosco said.

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  20. Kane County sees growth in electric vehicle charging station useRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    GENEVA – Kane County in recent years has offered free electric vehicle charging at set-up stations – and it appears motorists are taking advantage of the equipment. The county's first charging station was installed in April 2012 at the Kane County Courthouse in downtown Geneva and was later upgraded to a dual station, Resource Management Coordinator Cecilia Govrik told a Kane County Board committee Wednesday.

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