Thursday, April 4, 2013
Our weekly guide to help you find the lowest prices per gallon in the Tri-Cities of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles.
National average gasoline prices declined 4 cents per gallon of regular gasoline this week, and are down 10.6 cents a gallon from a month ago. In Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles, they're about the same as last week. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report showed that nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline on late Wednesday was $3.640 a gallon, up slightly from $3.637 a day earlier, but down from $3.650 a week ago. The national average of a gallon of regular gas a month ago was $3.746, but was $3.923 a year ago. The highest recorded average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $4.114 on July 17, 2008. The following information was compiled by Illinois Gas Prices. $3.86 $3.88 $3.85 $3.87 Price $3.…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here is a brief description and links to funeral arrangements for loved ones from St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia.
Are you looking for more information about Tri-Cities funeral homes and services? Would you care to review the services provided by a local funeral home? Click on the funeral home names to see the Patch Places listing for each business to write a review or learn more about the funeral home. Batavia Geneva St. Charles
Sunday, March 31, 2013
FINAL UPDATE: An Easter Sunday fire caused an estimated $250,000 damage to a home on St. Charles' East Side. Here's what happened ...
A house fire at 608 State Ave. in St. Charles about 12:29 p.m. shook up the Easter Sunday for residents and neighbors on the East Side and caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. No one was injured. The St Charles Fire Department arrived at the blaze by 12:32 p.m. and found heavy smoke showing from all floors of the three-story home, according to a release from the department. “Upon entry, fire was found on all three floors,” the release states. “Due to the size of the fire, the alarm was upgraded to a first level MABAS box alarm, bringing additional assistance to the scene,” the release states. MABAS is an acronym for Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. According to the release, the fire was extinguished in about 2½ hours. But firefighters …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The House Pub faces a fine, costs and a possible suspension of its liquor license when it appears before the St. Charles Liquor Commission over a profanity-laced incident on March 15.
The city has slapped a St. Charles bar with three liquor code citations in which the bar is accused of allowing an intoxicated man to enter and then served him a drink, leading to a profanity-laced confrontation between one of the owners and police. The House Pub, 16 S. Riverside Ave., faces fines and the possible suspension or revocation of its liquor license over the March 15 incident, according to the citation and notice of hearing the city issued this week. Accompanying the citation is a five-page police report, which includes four pages of officers’ narratives about the incident. Originally reported by police as an incident involving two potential citations — one for allowing an intoxicated person to enter the establishment, and a …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Aurora man was arrested Friday after a smash-and-grab break-in at the St. Charles NAPA store.
Bail has been set at $130,000 for a paroled burglar who police nabbed over the weekend during a smash-and-grab-style break-in at a St. Charles auto parts store. The arrest of Mark E. Swienton, 49, of the 1300 block of Monomoy Street, Aurora, came during an Aurora police investigation that included the use of a high-tech tracking device by officers intent on solving a series of “numerous” smash-and-grab burglaries over the past two weeks, authorities said. According to a joint release issued Monday by the St. Charles and Aurora police departments, Swienton was being watched by Aurora police as he threw a large rock through the front window of NAPA Auto Parts, 203 S. 3rd St. Swienton was taken into custody at the store about 10 p.m. Friday, …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Blaze in vacant home on Weber Drive in Valley View draws response from 13 emergency agencies.
A driveway full of brush and landscape materials for a two-story home located 200 feet from the roadway impeded firefighters from 13 agencies that responded Friday night to combat flames in the vacant home. No one was unjured, but the home had extensive damage. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:02 p.m. to 6N052 Weber Drive and arrived seven minutes later to find the home fully involved with flames on the second floor and fire erupting through the roof, according to an incident summary provided by the Fox River & Countryside Fire Protection District. The summary states that the materials in the driveway delayed access to the site by fire engines. But there also were building materials lying round the yard of the home. “Defensive operations …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia lost some remarkable people in the past week. Here is a brief description along with links to their stories and funeral arrangements.
Malone Funeral Home, Geneva Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva/St. Charles Moss Family Funeral Home, Batavia; Moss-Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles From Out of Town If you have a relative or loved one who passed away out of the area, please post an obituary notice in the Announcements on Patch. Are you looking for more information about Tri-Cities funeral homes and services? Would you care to review the services provided by a local funeral home? Click on the funeral home names to see the Patch Places listing for each business to write a review or learn more about the funeral home. Batavia Geneva St. Charles
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Here is a listing of public and private sector job openings in Geneva, plus Batavia and St. Charles.
Welcome back to Job Center, Patch's listing of local job advertisements in the Geneva area. We have pored over local websites and online job boards to bring you a selection of job listings from Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. If we missed anything, please feel free to add the details below in our comments section for this post. Most listings were found via the direct websites of the local agencies, but we found more on Indeed.com, an aggregator of job postings from all over the nation. CITY OF GENEVA The city of Geneva has openings for: No jobs posted with the city of Batavia at this time. The city of St. Charles has three available openings on its website: GENEVA SCHOOL DISTRICT 304 Batavia School District 101 St. Charles Community …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Here is a listing of job openings in Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles.
Welcome back to Job Center, Patch's listing of local job advertisements in the Tri-Cities. We have pored over local websites and online job boards to bring you a selection of job listings from Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. If we missed anything, please feel free to add the details below in our comments section for this post. Most listings were found via the direct websites of the local agencies, but we found more on Indeed.com, an aggregator of job postings from all over the nation, which lists the following opportunities in the immediate area: Are you an employer with a position to fill? Post it in our comments section below, or email the details to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Sunday. The Job Center usually is posted Monday …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The following information was supplied by the area police departments. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Here's a roundup of driving-under-the-influence arrests from the Geneva and St. Charles police departments. DUI—Geneva police arrested Thomasz Krynski, 43, of Geneva on charges of driving under the influence and driving without lights when required around 10:27 p.m. Feb. 15 after a traffic stop in the 200 block of Fulton Street, reports said. DUI—Geneva police arrested Richard Doty, 39, of South Elgin on charges of driving under the influence and speeding after a traffic stop around 1:45 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 300 block of North Randall Road, reports said. He has a court date of March 20 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles. DUI, Improper Lane Use—Joseph M. Albers, 26, of the 100 block of Prairie Street, Batavia, …