Friday, March 22, 2013
Tri-Com reports that about 50 gallons of diesel fuel has spilled into the Batavia stormwater system on Douglas Road near Kirk Road.
About 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Batavia stormwater system around 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, following a truck fuel-tank leak near the intersection of Douglas Road and Kirk Road in Batavia. The leak was caused when a drive shaft broke and punctured two holes in the truck's fuel tank, Batavia Deputy Fire Chief Randy Banker said at the scene. Batavia police and fire officials reported to Douglas Road around 2 p.m., and Batavia public works personnel, North Aurora and Fermilab spill units, and Kane County personnel were at the scene as of 3 p.m. The Kane County Highway Department and the Environmental Protection Agency were contacted, as well, Banker said. At 3 p.m. traffic on Kirk Road was not affected by the cleanup effort. …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Kane County plans to upgrade signals and motorists are advised to expect delays as signals may be temporarily out of service.
The Kane County Division of Transportation will perform traffic signal equipment upgrades at two intersections along Kirk Road — at Tyler Road and at Ohio Avenue — during the week of Jan. 21. The city of St. Charles said the work at East Tyler Road is expected on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and then move north to Ohio Avenue. The work is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is expected to be complete Friday, Jan. 25. According to the release, traffic signals temporarily may be out of service, which means the intersections will be under four-way stop control. The city said motorists should expect long delays at these locations and are encouraged to find alternate travel routes during this time. Questions may be directed to John Guddendorf, senior …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
One vehicle ended up sideways at the crash scene. Three people were taken to area hospitals. Here are more details and pictures.
Three drivers were taken to area hospitals with injuries on Wednesday after a four-vehicle crash on Kirk Road in Batavia, officials said. The crash occurred on Kirk Road just south of Pine Street. Batavia Police and Fire units were dispatched to the scene at 6:16 p.m., said Robert White, a Batavia Fire battalion chief. Two of the three drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, which were badly damaged in the crash. Another driver was out of his or her vehicle at the time the fire crews arrived, according to a Batavia Fire press release. Two drivers were sent to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, and a third driver was sent to Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, White said. Their injuries were identified as non-life threatening, the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Should Batavia ban left turns at the Kirk-Giese and Kirk-Chillem intersections?
A Batavia city committee is gathering feedback on making one of that city's most infamous roads safer. The City Services Committee is considering a proposal from city staff to eliminate left turns at the intersection of Kirk and Giese roads as well as Kirk and Chillem Drive. Public feedback on this proposal was taken at the committee's meeting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave. Kirk Road has long been a point of discussion for officials and residents alike. Some residents have said the road has been known as "Killer Kirk" for decades. While no actual fatalities have been reported at the Kirk-Giese and Kirk-Chillem intersections recently, they each have been the site of several serious car crashes. After a couple …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, a car crashes into the back of a van on Kirk Road at Hill Avenue, near the intersection of Kirk and East State.
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- Rick Nagel
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Geneva police and ambulances reported to a call of an accident with injuries just south of the intersection of Kirk Road and Hill Avenue in Geneva at around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. A white convertible collided with the back of a yellow ServiceMaster van, causing extensive damage to the front end of the convertible. One southbound lane of Kirk Road was closed, but the bottleneck did not significantly slow the flow of traffic. A tow truck had arrived on the scene by 3:30 p.m., and Geneva police were directing the traffic. The collision was a few hundred feet from the intersection of Kirk Road and West State Street, but the intersection traffic was not affected. An ambulance was waiting near the vehicles, but it was not immediately clear…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Some areas on the far east and west sides have yet to be annexed and are still in question.
The 20-year boundary agreement between Batavia and Geneva is set to expire and the two cities are expected to extend it for another 20 years. The agreement centers on what has become a natural boundary: Fabyan Parkway. A memo from Batavia City Administrator Bill McGrath cites two areas between the cities that haven't been annexed to date—Thompson Farm, about 80 acres at the southeast corner of Fabyan and Wenmoth Road, and on the Geneva side hundreds of acres to the north of Fabyan east of Kirk Road. The memo states that the city of Batavia has sized sewer and water to support some residential development on Wenmoth and that both cities have sized their sewer and water utilities in light of this agreement. A draft of the new agreement is …