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Eric Thor Hakala (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Bond Reduced, But Child Porn Suspect Still In Jail

Prosecutors allege 37-year-old Eric Hakala posed as a St. Charles East student on a fictitious Facebook account to contact minors in Batavia, Oswego and Naperville, engage in sexually explicit conversations and trade photos.

04/07/2014

Mike Blogett. (Family provided photo)

Former Batavia Man Missing In Japan Located

A former BAtavia man who had been missing in Japan has been located, according to the man’s sister.

03/30/2014

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Child Playing With Lighter Starts Fire At Batavia Apartment

A child playing with a lighter started a fire that caused $25,000 worth of damage to an apartment building in west suburban Batavia Saturday afternoon.

03/08/2014

Firefighters work to extinguish an extra-alarm blaze at the Master Cast foundry in west suburban Batavia. (Credit: NVP News Video)

3 Firefighters Hurt Extinguishing Foundry Fire In Batavia

Three firefighters went to the hospital overnight after they slipped and fell on ice while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a foundry in west suburban Batavia.

03/06/2014

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No Charges After Cops Shoot, Kill Armed Man In Batavia

The Illinois State Police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office have concluded their investigation into the officer-related shooting death of a west suburban Batavia man last July.

03/05/2014

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Sheriff Deputy’s Young Son Kills Self With Officer’s Gun

Police in Yorkville are calling it a terrible tragedy–the apparent suicide of a very young boy.

01/30/2014

Haleigh Nesbitt (left) and Quincee Miller (right). [Credit: Haleigh Nesbitt]

Teen Raising Money To Replace Late Friend’s Damaged Monument

Friends of a Batavia teenager who committed suicide three years ago say her gravesite has been severely damaged – either accidentally or on purpose.

WBBM Newsradio–10/25/2013

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Family Of Woman Killed In Garbage Truck Crash Sues Driver

Monica Warner was pulling out of a private driveway on East Fabyan Parkway in Batavia at about 6 a.m. on May 15 when her vehicle was struck by a garbage truck.

08/13/2013

A 50-foot electromagnet from the Muon G-2 Storage Ring experiment is parked at the Costco in Bolingbrook, on its slow journey from Lemont to Fermilab in Batavia. (Credit: CBS)

Massive Electromagnet Completes Arduous Trip To Fermilab

Without twisting even an eighth of an inch, a 50-foot-wide electromagnet resembling a flying saucer finished an arduous 3,200-mile trip across land and sea on Friday, arriving at an Illinois laboratory where it will be used to study blazing-fast particles.

07/26/2013

A 50-foot electromagnet from the Muon G-2 Storage Ring experiment is parked at the Costco in Bolingbrook, on its slow journey from Lemont to Fermilab in Batavia. (Credit: CBS)

Giant Electromagnet Makes Pit Stop At Costco En Route To Fermilab

A marvel of physics is spending the day in a grocery store parking lot in the southwestern suburbs, before continuing its long journey to Fermilab in Batavia.

07/24/2013

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Kane County Officer Kills Man Who Pointed Gun At Cops

A west suburban man died Monday after being shot by a Kane County Sheriff’s sergeant when he pointed a gun at deputies, authorities said.

07/09/2013

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Bicyclist Killed In Batavia Township Crash

A North Aurora man was killed Thursday afternoon when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car in northwest suburban Batavia Township.

06/27/2013

Jeanette Baum (Kane County State's Attorney)

Woman Going To Prison For Driving Child To School While Drunk

A west suburban woman has been sentenced to prison for her fourth DUI arrest after she dropped her child off at school while intoxicated.

05/13/2013

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Man Killed In Batavia Traffic Crash

A man was killed and two others injured in a traffic crash in west suburban Batavia Friday evening.

02/16/2013

Surveillance photo of man who robbed Citibank at 222 W. Adams on 12/22/12. (Credit: FBI Chicago office)

Bank Branches In West Suburb, Loop Robbed Saturday

In separate incidents in downtown Chicago and west suburban Batavia, men armed with handguns robbed two bank branches on Saturday.

12/22/2012

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Legionnaires Bacteria Found In Batavia Schools

A health scare for parents and students in the far west suburbs: Tests turned up the bacteria that causes legionnaires’ disease at three separate schools.

10/05/2012

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Fermilab Preparing For Historic Experiment With Neutrino Beam

Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground, with a project that most of would admit is hard to get our arms around.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Boy, 7, Hailed As Hero For Rescuing 2-Year-Old In Pool

A 7-year-old Batavia boy is being called a hero for rescuing a toddler from a backyard pool.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

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Batavia Teen In Big Trouble For Hosting Drinking Parties, Escaping Squad Car

A 19-year old Batavia man cooling his heels in the Kane County Jail, because of two weekend parties at his house and an attempt to escape from police custody on top of it.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Michael Jett

Police: Batavia Man Raped Woman, Drove Her To Hospital

A Batavia man who is due in court Wednesday morning on rape charges actually drove his victim to the hospital, according to police.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

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