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Suicide Hotlines Receive Surge In Calls After Robin Williams’ Death

One advocate says the increase in calls to a Chicago-area suicide prevention hotline has been so great that they’ve brought in extra volunteers and backup staff.

08/14/2014

Nolan McClelland and Pete Stadalsky are taking a 1,000-mile canoe trip to raise money for diabetes research. Both their fathers have Type 1 diabetes. (Credit: Paddle To Cure Diabetes)

Suburban Duo Paddling 1,000 Miles For Diabetes Research

Two young men from the suburbs have embarked on a 1,000-mile canoe trip from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico, to benefit diabetes research.

07/03/2014

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Priest Accused Of Exposing Himself At Gas Station

The pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.

05/23/2014

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Police: No Charges Against Batavia Students For Texting Lewd Photos

West suburban police announced Monday they will not file charges against children for sending sexually explicit images to other middle school students through their cell phones.

05/05/2014

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Doctor: Don’t Arrest Kids For Sexting, Teach Them Better

As Barrington police crack down on students caught sexting and two other suburban middle schools investigate their own sexting incidents, one psychiatry expert said authorities should not rely on criminal charges to punish youths who probably don’t know any better.

05/02/2014

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Police Investigate Sexting Scandal At Batavia Middle School

Investigators were looking into reports as many as two dozen or more Rotolo Middle School students, ages 11 to 14, took naked pictures of themselves.

04/30/2014

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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