Here's a link to a wonderful article in the Kane County Chronicle written by Brenda Schory about one of Geneva's treasures.
Kane County Chronicle
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Kane County Chronicle is reporting that the Geneva Education Association is moving forward with its complaint that the School Board used health benefits as a leverage prior to a possible teachers strike.
The Geneva Education Association is moving forward with the charge it filed with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board in November, saying teachers "still feel like they were treated wrongly," according to a report in the Kane County Chronicle. The charge was filed on Nov. 10, when GEA President Carol Young issued a press release saying the board was trying to intimidate the teachers union from going on strike by telling teachers they would have to pay for their full health and dental insurance premiums for every day during a work stoppage. The charge was filed with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the state agency responsible for enforcing educational labor relations laws and regulations in Illinois. According to …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Shaw Media announces Monday that it has purchased Gatehouse publications, including The Geneva Republican, The Batavia Republican and The St. Charles Republican.
Shaw Media—owner of the local Kane County Chronicle and other dailies—announced Monday (Oct. 1) that it has acquired 22 weekly newspapers from Gatehouse Media, including three Tri-Cities papers: The Geneva Republican, The Batavia Republican and The St. Charles Republican. It will be of more than passing interest to newspaper readers what happens from here. The purchase changes the landscape for local news in the Tri-Cities and opens up opportunities for the family-owned company to spread its wings in DuPage, McHenry, Will and Cook counties. According to an article in the Kane County Chronicle, the purchased Gatehouse publications were under the Suburban Life publications umbrella and include the Elmhurst Press, Wheaton Leader, Downers …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Kane County Board member and county clerk candidate Cathy Hurlbut denies allegations made in a lawsuit claiming her son sexually assaulted a girl two years ago in the family's basement.
Parents who claim their daughter was sexually assaulted by the son of Kane County Board member Cathy Hurlbut seek $50,000 in damages for their daughter's physical and mental trauma. In response Hurlbut calls the lawsuit against her and her husband a case of "political extortion" and promises to fight the allegations "to the end." Reports by the Daily Herald and The Courier-News say the lawsuit, filed Nov. 29, claims the Hurlbuts' son sexually assaulted a girl two years ago in the family's basement, while Cathy Hurlbut and her husband, John, were upstairs and within earshot. The lawsuit says the incident took place on Dec. 1, 2009, when the youths were 16. Hurlbut strongly denies all allegations and told both news organizations her family …
The owner of Black's Auto Rebuilders says he believes the Wednesday-morning fire might have been set off by an explosive device pushed through the body shop's drop box.
Geneva Fire Department officials said in their initial investigation that they did not find anything suspicious in the Wednesday, Dec. 7, fire at Black's Auto Rebuilders. But the owner of the body shop says he thinks the fire might have been caused by an explosive device pushed through the drop box where customers leave their keys. Bob Black told the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory that he was doing some bookkeeping in the early morning hours when he heard a "bang like a gunshot blast" before the fire started. Firefighters responded at 5:14 a.m. to the fire at Black's, located at 802 E. State St., about a block from the fire station. The fire was located in the shop area "and involved storage containers and one of the vehicles …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Kane County Chronicle explains the website posting that might have resulted in the YouTube takedown of the high-school-made video project.
Geneva' High School's Footloose lip dub is no longer on the Kane County Chronicle website, but it isn't back on YouTube yet—at least as far as this editor could find. The extremely cool student-made video was put together in one "take" on Nov. 11 with the help of about 600 Geneva students from 40-plus clubs, athletic teams and service groups, and it was posted to rave reviews on YouTube. But the video came down from YouTube unexpectedly on or before Saturday, Nov. 26, due to copyright issues. The Kane County Chronicle has posted an explanation of what happened. "Mike Van Der Harst, the Chronicle's features editor, took a video of the event that was posted on KCChronicle.com, and the video produced by the high school students also was …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A thief with a conscience? Power of the press? It's not every day you see an item returned to its owner.
Scooped by Brenda Schory again! It's tough enough to get beat on the hard-news stories, but when the excellent Kane County Chronicle gets there first on an item of this magnitude, well, we just have to give credit to superior reporting. The Chron is reporting that "The Curious Case of the 25-inch Concrete Goose Wearing a Fourth of July Dress" has been solved, anonymously and magnanimously. As you recall, the goose ornament was taken from a front yard of a home in the 100 block of North Bridgeport Lane sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 10, according to Geneva police reports. The owners, identified as Clarence and Barbara Herman, told the Chronicle that they looked out the door on Friday and Gladys was back, safe and sound on her …