Friday, July 13, 2012
The city of West Chicago announces Friday that it is canceling the Saturday fireworks for Railroad Days, due to the drought conditions.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The city of West Chicago has announced the decision to cancel the fireworks scheduled for dusk at Railroad Days on Saturday, July 14, 2012, due to the prevalent drought conditions. According to West Chicago Fire Protection District Chief Robert Hodge, the safety was more important than the skyrocket display. "For the safety of the residents and their property and for the preservation of the beautiful park that we enjoy, the Fire District has recommended cancellation of the fireworks," Hodge said. According to the National Weather Service, Illinois is experiencing moderate drought conditions. SOURCES: City of West Chicago and National Weather Service
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to James Dziak, who provided the winning punchline to last week's cookout cow cartoon: How do you like your Butt Steak?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Despite concern over the recent hot, dry spell we've been experiencing, area fireworks shows are on for the Fourth of July.
After considering cancelling the fireworks show in St. Charles, officials seem satisfied that the hurricane-like storms that slammed the area on Sunday drenched us enough to squelch concerns about fire hazards from the drought. The show in St. Charles will go on as planned Wednesday at dark. Best place for viewing according to park district officials: Pottawatomie Park or Ferson Creek Park. The City of Batavia is hosting a fireworks production called "Sky Concert," that has a history spanning more than 50 years. The show is provided by the Batavia ACCESS committee and was paid for with private donations and fundraisers. No tax dollars were used for this pyrotechnics show. They'll be launched from Mooseheart Field, so your best viewing is …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Park District will make announcement Monday.
Excessively dry conditions across St. Charles and the region may force the St. Charles Parks District to cancel the annual Independence Day fireworks display. The Park District, working with the St. Charles Fire Department, will make a decision Monday regarding the display, according to a park district press release. Although the fireworks display is shot off over the Fox River from Boy Scout Island, the entire area is surrounded by trees and homes. Sparks from the pyrotechnics could ignite a fire in the dry brush. According to the Natonal Weather Service there has been approximately 1inch of rainfall in the St. Charles area during the past 30 days. Forecast information indicates a 30 percent chance of rain each day for the next week. …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Celebrate America's birthday with crab legs, miniature golf, and fireworks.
Batavia's "Sky Concert" might be the best fireworks display in the area, with live music and food vendors. You can join in on the fun at Engstrom Park this evening. And what says "America" more than an all-you-can-eat buffet? Alaskan King Crab Legs! Hang out in Geneva for a great deal on seafood today. Read on for more of our favorite events in the area today. 1. Join the city of Batavia for its annual 4th of July festivities at Engstrom Park in Batavia. The park opens at 5 p.m. with food vendors. The local band Field Day will perform at 7 p.m., and the "Sky Concert" fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. 2. Join the city of St. Charles for its annual fireworks display. There's a concert at 4 p.m. at Pottawatomie Park to start the …